Frequently Asked Questions
Who is required to attend orientation?
All new students, including transfer students, attending the main campus. Students who are being readmitted to the university are not required to attend, but are welcome to join the program to refresh their information about attending the university.
Why is orientation necessary?
All new to LSSU students are expected to attend Orientation. 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.
How long is the orientation program?
Spring orientation will begin at 11:30 with check-in and will run until about 4:30.
Summer Orientation is a full day event. Typically, orientation runs from 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Please refer to your confirmation email for specific check-in times and locations. There will be optional opportunities in the morning, where the program will begin at 1:00 p.m. Details will follow.
Is there a parent program?
For spring orientation, students and parents are together. There is no formal parent orientation.
We offer a parent program during our summer orientations.
Will parents and students be together during orientation?
In Spring orientation, families and students will go through orientation together.
During the summer orientation programs families will be together for the opening session and then break out into groups to attend different sessions. Families will reunite with their students after their students have registered for courses.
Are placement exams required of all students?
No. Placement exams are only required when a student does not have ACT/SAT scores or transfer credit for mathematics. Students do have the option of taking the exams to challenge their placement in mathematics, however this is not required.
Will I receive a confirmation of my orientation registration?
Yes. Students will receive an email confirmation to their LSSU email account.
Do I need to bring transcripts from prior institutions with me?
Yes. For purposes of course registration, if you have attended a prior institution and have not received a transfer credit evaluation from LSSU, you need to bring an unofficial 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 still be submitted to the Admissions Office for the transfer credit to be awarded.
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 Admissions Office.
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