New Student Orientation in Letters & Sciences

Advising Session

Congratulations on being admitted to the University of Maryland College Park.

As you prepare to start at the University this fall, we have identified several steps to assist with your transition to Maryland.

Select the tab that corresponds to your status if you are a newly-admitted student who has confirmed enrollment with the University and who has registered for an orientation program to see the next steps for your educational journey.

           


Below are steps to prepare for orientation.
Please return to this page should you need to revisit any of the steps.

Completion of the questionnaire is required and allows your academic advisor to prepare for when you attend orientation. Get started here.

Math Placement Test. Completion of the Math Placement Test is mandatory and allows the University to ensure student preparedness for courses. Students who expect to earn AP, IB, or equivalent course credit are expected to take the Math Placement Test.

Students may be contacted by an academic advisor three (3) to five (5) business days prior to their orientation program and informed whether taking the math placement test is necessary. Students are encouraged to prepare and take the Math Placement Test early. Information about the Math Placement Test is accessible here.

Foreign Language Placement Assessment. If you intend on taking a foreign language your first semester at Maryland, learn more about the FLPA by visiting here.

Reviewing the three presentations is expected and allows a student to understand the University and Letters & Sciences’ expectations. The content covered in the presentations differs from the information on the Orientation Office’s Canvas site.

Meet Your College (15 minutes)
Learn about Letters & Sciences’ expectations and how the office assists students transition to their intended major.


General Education Program Review (9 minutes)
Learn about the University’s General Education Requirements that all enrolled students must complete to graduate.



Registration (16 minutes)
Learn how to use the University’s interactive website to access information and process requests.


Assessment (10-item Assessment)
Complete the assessment to ensure that you understand the University and Letters & Sciences expectations. The assessment is based on the Meet Your College, the General Education Program Review, and the Registration presentations.

Preparing for advising prior to the day of the orientation program is important. Here are several things students can do to make the most of the advising experience.



What to expect the day of orientation?

By the time a student comes to orientation, they will have received communication from the Orientation Office and the Office of Letters & Sciences about new student orientation.

Three (3) to (5) days before your orientation program, an academic advisor will communicate with students to schedule a virtual meeting and provide additional information prior to the session.

Students are expected to complete all steps to make the most of the academic advising session. At the conclusion of the academic advising session, students will be registered for fall courses.



Below are steps to prepare for orientation.
Please return to this page should you need to revisit any of the steps.

Completion of the questionnaire is required and allows your academic advisor to prepare for when you attend orientation. Get started here.

Reviewing the three presentations is expected and allows a student to understand the University and Letters & Sciences’ expectations. The content covered in the presentations differs from the information on the Orientation Office’s Canvas site.

Meet Your College (18 minutes)
Learn about Letters & Sciences’ expectations and how the office assists students transition to their intended major.


General Education Program Review (9 minutes)
Learn about the University’s General Education Requirements that all enrolled students must complete to graduate.



Registration (16 minutes)
Learn how to use the University’s interactive website to access information and process requests.


Step 3: Complete Math Placement Test & Foreign Language Placement Assessment

Math Placement Test. Completion of the Math Placement Test allows the University to ensure student preparedness for courses. Students who have completed a math course at a prior institution will be contacted by an academic advisor three (3) to five (5) business days prior to their orientation program and informed whether taking the math placement is necessary. Anyone interest in taking the Math Placement Test, in advance, can do so. Information about the Math Placement Test is accessible here.

Foreign Language Placement Assessment. If you intend on taking a foreign language your first semester at Maryland, Learn more about the FLPA by visiting here.

Preparing for advising prior to the day of the orientation program is important. Here are several things students can do to make the most of the advising experience.

What to expect the day of orientation?

By the time a student comes to orientation, they will have received communication from the Orientation Office and the Office of Letters & Sciences about new student orientation.

Three (3) to (5) days before your orientation program, an academic advisor will communicate with students to schedule a virtual meeting and provide additional information prior to the session.

Students are expected to complete all steps to make the most of the academic advising session. At the conclusion of the academic advising session, students will be registered for fall courses.