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Preparing for Orientation

What should I do before orientation?

There are a few steps you should take before the day of your Orientation session:

  • Determine if you need to take any assessments. Assessments help place you in appropriate course levels, and we determine if you need assessments from your standardized test scores (ACT or SAT) and/or your academic major. If your test scores are three years or older, you will need to take all sections of the ACCUPLACER before registering for classes. Learn more about our testing requirements.

  • Ensure you have a valid form of picture identification so you're able to get your MAVcard on the day of your orientation and take tests in our Testing Center. Valid forms include a driver's license, state ID or passport.

  • Check your MAVzone checklist to see if you still need to give CMU your immunization information, your housing contract, financial aid forms or something else.

What to bring to orientation?

  • A government-issued photo ID.

  • Unofficial copies of your most up-to-date transcripts and test scores. We most likely have this information on file for your admission, but your academic advisor may have questions about your transfer or dual credit classes while registering you for your first semester.

  • Anything marked as missing on your MAVzone checklist. We’re happy to collect this for you on Orientation day.

  • Comfortable walking shoes.

  • Pen or pencil