Prepare for Orientation

STEP 3: Prepare for Orientation

*Required to attend New Student Orientation

Complete Pre-Orientation General Education Module*

You will be sent information to complete these modules one week before your session. 

All PSU undergraduate students complete general education requirements in addition to courses related to their major. General education requirements are met by completing the University Studies or Honors College curriculum. The modules below are designed to introduce you to these general education tracks, and prepare you for academic advising and course selection at orientation (or following completion of the online orientation module). Most students enroll in University Studies and should complete that module. Students admitted to or planning to apply to the Honors College should complete the Honors module. Each module takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.

Review Degree and Major Requirements

In addition to general education courses, your class schedule will also include courses related to your major and degree requirements.

Complete Math Placement Exams (required for certain majors)*

Students with majors specified here are required to complete the Math Placement Exam prior to signing up for Orientation. The only exception is if you have completed a college-level math course (level 100 or above) at a college or university within the past 12 months.

Submit Final Official Transcripts or Bring Unofficial Transcripts

Final transcripts are not required in order to register for or attend orientation, but we recommend you submit official transcripts from all schools attended once finalized. Request an official transcript be sent from your school to PSU’s Admissions Office soon as final grades are available. If you are currently attending another college or university this term, or have transfer credits not in your PSU record (including AP or IB tests), bring an unofficial copy of your schedule or unofficial transcript to Orientation.

Opt In to the Business Major (Business majors only)

Before orientation and in order to register for 200, 300 and 400 level courses, business majors must opt in to the School of Business.

Submit MMR Vaccine Requirement Form

The MMR Vaccine Requirement Form is not required in order to sign up for or attend orientation, however, Oregon law requires all students to submit proof of measles vaccination or provide an exemption before registering for classes. Review the instructions and download the form. The MMR Vaccine Requirement Form should be submitted to PSU’s Center for Student Health and Counseling.

Download the myPSU App

Prepare for Orientation by downloading the myPSU app from the Google Play Store or iTunes Store. The myPSU app is designed to help students plan their courses and keep track of important To Do’s as a PSU student.

Go to Step 4: Attend Orientation