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?
Summer 2022 Orientation will be a daylong event from 11 AM to 5 PM.
Fall 2022 Orientation for transfer students will be a daylong event from 11 AM to 5 PM.
Fall 2022 Orientations for new first-time students will be an overnight event. The first day will begin with check-in around 11 AM, and students will stay the night in LSSU’s housing free of charge. The next day, activities begin in the morning and the program concludes early afternoon.
Is there a parent program?
Yes, we have a Parent Orientation program while students attend their own Orientation sessions.
Will parents and students be together during orientation?
For some sessions, students and parents will be together, but the majority of the program is separate. A schedule for each program will be provided.
Are placement exams required of all students?
Yes. All students are required to take the ALEKS-PPL exam. If students do not complete the ALEKS test prior to Orientation, they will be able to take the test on campus during Orientation.
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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