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New Student Orientation
The New Student Orientation (NSO) program at Gallaudet is designed to provide incoming first-year and transfer students with the information, resources, and support they need to make a smooth transition into university life. This helps them prepare for the start of their academic careers here at Gallaudet University. During the NSO, you will have time to meet your academic and career team, familiarize with the resources offered on campus, and get to know your classmates. There is no other place like this globally; your experience here will be unique and memorable.
The orientation program takes place a few days before the start of the fall semester and is mandatory for all new students. The program is three days long and includes a variety of activities, including:
Overall, the new student orientation at Gallaudet is designed to help new students feel comfortable and confident as they begin their college journey. The program provides students with the necessary information and resources to succeed academically, socially, and personally at Gallaudet University.
Students who are interested in science, technology, or mathematics are also encouraged to join our Summer Stamp Bridge program.
If you have any questions, contact us.
For a complete listing of dates and required tasks/items, please check the Enrollment Portal. ITEM DATE Submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) NOW; available online atfafsa.gov Complete online placement tests Summer 2021 Submit your Medical History form and proof of immunizations, including...
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When students begin to express interest in a certain major, usually during their sophomore year, they are encouraged to meet with faculty members/chairperson from that department to discuss about their preferred major. Once they meet with the department and decide on their major, the students...
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Yes, we strongly encourage you to take the placement tests online before arriving at New Student Orientation(NSO).
You will receive an email at your Gallaudet email address with more information on how to take your placement test online. If you are unable to take the test online, you can take the placement test on campus. The placement test rooms are located in the King Jordan Student Academic Centre (JSAC) classrooms. You will be given a room number during NSO Business Registration Day at the Academic Advising Booth. You can contact your advisor to confirm if you have completed all your placement testing requirements.
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