Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Who is required to attend orientation?
All new students, including transfer students, attending the main campus.
Why is orientation necessary?
Orientation is when students (and parents) learn important information on academic policies and procedures that students are expected to follow while attending LSSU. During orientation, students (and parents) will also learn about the wide range of services available to assist them (the student) in having a successful university experience.
Is there a cost to attend orientation?
Yes. Students are required to pay a one-time Enrollment Fee of $125. This fee is a one-time fee established to partially cover the costs associated with the orientation of new students. The Enrollment Fee is assessed on all new and transfer undergraduate students when they are admitted to a degree program. It should be paid when you complete your orientation registration by online payment through the Bill & Payment Suite (Deposit Tab) located within My.LSSU > Anchor Access. Both U.S. bank account transfers and credit card (Visa/MasterCard/American Express/Discover) are accepted.
How long is the orientation program?
Summer Orientation is a full day event. Typically, freshman orientation runs from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and transfer orientation from 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Please refer to your confirmation email for specific check-in times and locations.
Spring Orientation is typically a half day event. Please refer to you confirmation email for specific check-in times and locations.
Is there a parent program?
We offer a parent program during our summer orientations.
Will parents and students be together during orientation?
During the summer orientation programs there are specific times in the morning when both new students and parents will be together. For the remainder of the day, students and parents are separated and have different activities.
Are placement exams required of all students?
No. Placement exams are only required when a student does not have ACT/SAT scores or have transfer credit for English, mathematics or reading. Students do have the option of taking the exams to challenge their placement in English, mathematics or reading, however this is not required.
Will I receive a confirmation of my orientation registration?
Yes. Students will receive confirmation to their LSSU email account.
Do I need to bring transcripts from prior institutions with me?
Yes. If you have attended a prior institution and have not received a transfer credit evaluation from LSSU, you need to bring a copy of your transcripts with you to orientation. It is strongly recommended that you bring along course syllabi and/or a college catalog as well. NOTE: Official copies must be submitted to the Admissions Office.
Do I need to bring AP, CLEP or IB scores with me?
Yes. If your scores have not been submitted to LSSU, it is strongly recommended that you bring a copy of your score report with you. NOTE: Official reports must be submitted to the Testing Center.