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New Student Orientation

Orientation is for students who have accepted admission to Iowa State and plan to enroll in an upcoming term. During orientation you will be provided the opportunity to:

  • meet with an academic advisor
  • register for classes
  • obtain your ISU card
  • become familiar with the campus
  • increase knowledge of important policies and procedures

Placement Information

All engineering students need to complete the online ALEKS math placement assessment before attending orientation. Online math placement assessment

Students wishing to continue in a foreign language at ISU need to take the online foreign language placement assessment. Have your scores available during orientation. Online foreign language assessment

After students complete online orientation, they will be assigned an academic advisor to assist in class registration for their first semester.

Credit by Examination

Additional Resources

Contact Us

Engineering Student Services
1300 Marston Hall
Ames, Iowa 50011
(515) 294-7186
Fax: (515) 294-8993