Your pre-Orientation to-do list
Did you register for an online or in-person session? Do you know when your session is, or how to attend? Note these details, and watch your inbox for more information as you prep for the big day.
If you are an incoming freshman, you should submit your final high school transcript to the Office of Admissions by July 1. If you have college credit from a university other than KU, please have those institutions send official transcripts directly to KU. If possible, transcripts should be sent at least two weeks before your Orientation date. In addition, send official Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and/or CLEP scores as soon as they are available.
Your KU card is your personal student identification card, and you’ll use it throughout your time on campus. To order your KU card, you’ll need a valid identification and photo. If you order your card before Aug. 1, you should receive it in the mail within 10 days. If ordered after Aug. 1, you’ll pick it up after you arrive on campus.
If you’re continuing study of a language, you may take a placement exam to place into a more advanced language course.
If you plan to take a higher-level math course, you’ll need to take the ALEKS online math placement exam. Plan to take the exam at least one week before your Orientation session.
You will need to submit your immunization history to Watkins Health Services. The preferred method is through the secure patient portal, accessible 72 hours after enrollment. If you’re unable to submit through the portal, you may fax them, or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your exam scores, grade point average, or intended major has changed since you applied, you should update your application as soon as possible, and at least five days before your Orientation session.
Closer to your session
Supplemental summer webinars
Throughout June and July, we host a free series of webinars and virtual panels dedicated to first-year student life at KU. Whether your Orientation’s upcoming or you’ve already attended, we invite you to join us.
If you have concerns related to technology or accessibility, you may request accommodations in advance of your Orientation session by filling out this form. If you're unable to access the form for any reason, contact us at email@example.com or 785-864-4270.