Frequently Asked Questions
What will I do at Orientation?
Meet faculty, staff, and administrators.
Meet with a faculty member from the department of your major to be advised and registered for fall courses.
Learn about campus services, programs, and resources.
Meet other new students and current students.
Learn about campus life.
Get your FMU student ID made.
Is there a fee to attend Orientation?
Students must pay the $110.00 matriculation deposit. Guests may attend for an additional fee of $25.00 per guest. Due to space limitations, there is a two- person limit to the number of guests a student can bring.
Should my parents come with me to Orientation?
Bringing a parent or guardian is optional. There is a $25 per guest fee (guests include parents, grandparents, siblings,etc...). Parents or guardians are certainly invited to attend Orientation.
When and how do I register for my classes?
New students are required to attend Orientation in order to be eligible to register for classes. You cannot register without having first attended Orientation. You will meet with a faculty member from the department of your major and together you and he or she will determine your classes. After meeting with the faculty member who will be advising you, you will be registered for classes.
Do RN to BSN students need to attend orientation?
No, RN to BSN students do not need to attend orientation. They should contact the Nursing Department in order to register for courses.
Do I need to take any placement tests?
All new students will be placed into an English course based on the SAT writing score. If you have taken the ACT, you are automatically placed into English 111. New students will also be placed by the Math department into a Math course. Transfer students who have never taken a college level English course must take our English placement test. Please contact the Office of Counseling and Testing at 843-661-1840 to schedule an appointment to take the test. The test is not timed and there is a $5.00 fee for the test.
Can students with disabilities receive special accommodations?
Students with special needs who would like accommodations for Orientation, such as wheelchair assistance, can have arrangements made by calling the Office of Counseling and Testing at 843-661-1840. We ask that you contact this office seven days prior to your Orientation date to enable them to prepare for your arrival.
How will I know where to meet the afternoon of Orientation?
The confirmation letter you receive from the Orientation Office after you have mailed us your registration form will specify where to meet that afternoon. For additional help navigating the campus, the Orientation Office will post signs all over campus directing you to the different locations.
When do classes start?
Classes for the spring 2014 semester will begin Tuesday, January 7th.