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Prepare for Orientation

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Get Ready For New Student Orientation

Welcome to Boise State University!

Academic advising is an important part of your orientation process. During New Student Orientation, students meet academic advisors to discuss courses and plan your semester schedule. Your orientation advising experience will go even better if you prepare for it. Here’s how:

New Student Orientation and Academic Advising

  • For all Virtual Orientation programs, students will schedule a day and time for their academic advising session. Communications will be sent prior to the advising session with information on required action items to complete as well as reminders of the advising session.
  • Day One for First-Year programs focus on placement consultations based on your chosen major. Academic advisors from each college will discuss Math, English, and University Foundations courses that you may choose to enroll in. You will also be asked about any prior learning credit you potentially have received. (Summer Only)
  • Day Two of First-Year programs will be set-up for you to meet with academic advisors for group advising sessions that focus on creating a viable first semester schedule. Please bring a laptop to your advising session. Registration support will be provided this day as well! (Summer Only)


Priority Check-list

Step One

Complete your Intent to Enroll.

Step Two

Schedule your virtual academic advising appointment.

Step Three

Complete your Pre-Orientation Advising Module and required action items.

    • Take The Right Math Class for math placement. Based on your results, you may be advised to take the Accuplacer to assist in determining accurate math placement.
    • Take The Write Class OR the English Writing Assessment to assist with placement for your English class.
    • Do you have prior learning credit? Submit your transcripts.

Student Account Information

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Complete your Student Financial Agreement found in your myBoiseState Student Center in the “Tasks” tile. Additional “To-Do” items will also be located there as well.

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