All new students who have not earned college credit since graduating from high school and who are seeking a certificate of 24 or more credit hours are required to attend New Student Orientation and have ACT/SAT or placement test scores on file. Information about requesting scores is available on the ACT and SAT websites. Scores are required for placement in appropriate courses to ensure academic success.
During New Student Orientation, students will learn about campus services and resources, receive information on paying for college, learn how to use the Laker Hub student portal, meet with an academic counselor for advisement and register for their first semester of classes.
Please allow three to four hours to complete New Student Orientation. Students taking the placement tests on the same day of New Student Orientation should plan on a full eight hour day to complete both events.
Information regarding how to schedule placement testing and/or orientation is sent via postal mail.
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