Fall 2013 New Student To-Do List
- Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @UofLadm and help us get Orientation trending: #uoflorientation.
- Know your student ID number. This number is on your Certificate of Admission.
- Activate your UofL account before you use any of UofL's online services (including e-mail). For detailed instructions, visit louisville.edu/admissions/activate. Please note: many university offices will only send information to your UofL account. Your orientation confirmation will ONLY be sent to your UofL account.
- Submit your final high school transcript to the Office of Admissions.
- Students and families can review actual costs to attend the University of Louisville by incorporating individual information into the NetPrice Calculator. louisville.studentaidcalculator.com/survey.aspx
- Review your Financial Aid to-do list. This information can be found through your ULink account. Be sure to complete the IRS verification step.
- Apply for housing as soon as possible at louisville.edu/housing. All first-year students under 21 are required to live on campus unless living at home with a parent or guardian. View full details and policy exceptions.
All incoming freshmen are required to take the Cards Career Navigator Assessment prior to starting school in the Fall. Don’t miss this fun and interactive way to explore your plans for the future. Stop by louisville.edu/career/cards-career-navigator.html to get started. Please keep in mind: If you are decided on your major you are required to complete the Cards Career Navigator assessments before the start of the Fall semester. You are then encouraged to meet with your Career Coach to review your CCN results, if or when you think you might want to change your major. If you are undecided about your major or are in a pre-unit status (for example, pre-business, pre-nursing, pre-education, etc.) youare required to complete the Cards Career Navigator assessments and then meet with your Career Coach sometime during the Fall semester. Questions? Contact the Career Development Center for more information at 502-852-6701.
- Complete the Foreign Language Placement test online at least ONE week prior to your orientation session. You will NOT be allowed to register for any foreign language courses if you do not complete this exam prior to your orientation session. THIS IS A CRITICAL COMPONENT TO YOUR ACADEMIC ADVISING SESSION.
- Review information for your academic major to prepare for your academic advising appointment. For more information, visit louisville.edu/admissions/academics.
- For credit in English 101 and/or 102, submit a writing portfolio. For more information, visit louisville.edu/english/composition/portfolio-information.html.
- New students can submit a picture for their Cardinal Card PRIOR to New Student Orientation. There will not be a formal time allotted in the orientation schedule to have your ID picture taken. Follow the instructions on the Cardinal Card website to submit your picture.
- Get in the Cardinal Spirit and bring a gently used or new children’s book to your orientation program. Books will be donated to local reading programs and elementary schools.
Consider applying for an on-campus student job. View opportunities at louisville.edu/career.
- Be sure to activate your Higher One card. This is a requirement for all students. See uoflonecard.higheroneaccount.com/ for details.
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- Plan to participant in many of the Welcome Week events planned for the week prior to the start of classes. Many events are open to everyone, friends, family and especially you.
- Read the Book-in-Common and be ready to engage in events and discussions.
- Order your required textbooks from the University Bookstore.
- You're starting on an exciting path to your future. Many opportunities await you - and many responsibilities too - including managing your money. PNC Bank makes it easy for you to keep it all under control with 4 ATMs on campus and a full-service branch adjacent to the College of Business. PNC's Virtual Wallet® Student helps you make smart decisions about your money with tools that put you in charge, so you – and your family – have one less thing to worry about as you begin your college journey. To learn more, see the link above or visit PNC's University Branch at 1900 South Third Street, any of PNC's other 2,900 branches.
- Engineering students: ALL entering Engineering students MUST complete the algebra readiness assessment. Directions are available: louisville.edu/speed/academics/algebraReadinessExam or view PDF instructions. If you have technical issues accessing the Algebra Readiness Exam through MyMathTest, contact Pearson's technical support. If a technical issue prevented you from completing the Algebra Readiness Exam then email Dr. Hieb at email@example.com with "Speed ARE" in the subject line. If you have questions related to your score please wait until orientation. The Speed advisers will provide you with more information and if you have further questions you can speak with them at that time. Also, do not forget to fill out the Engineering Intake Form also, which will aid in your orientation advising.
- f you are planning to major in biology, chemistry, math, or are pre-med, pre-dental, pre-vet, or pre-pharmacy you will need to complete Biology 240. In order to enroll you must have a ACT science reasoning score of 24 or higher, or an SAT math score of 540 or higher. If you do NOT have these scores, you must successfully complete Biology 102 or you may take a placement exam prior to attending Orientation and score a 10 or higher. The Biology 240 placement exam can be taken by logging on to Blackboard. The assessment will take you approximately 30 minutes to complete. To access the exam, go to blackboard.louisville.edu. Log in using your UofL userid and password. Look under 'My Organizations Plus' for Entering Student Biology Placement Test. Click on 'Placement Test' and follow the instructions. If you do not find this exam in your Blackboard shell please contact the Biology Department at 502-852-6771.
- Watch your home address in early July for your tuition bill and included deadlines. Your first year will be your only paper bill, all other bills will be electronic.