Stevenson University's academic orientation and course registration process is designed to help all new incoming (freshman and transfer) students make a smooth transition into college. Students will have the opportunity to connect with other new students, meet with faculty and staff within their major and their Student Success Coach, register for the upcoming semester, and become familiar with important resources available on campus.
New student course registration at Stevenson University is composed of multiple important components prior to your arrival on campus for the upcoming semester. All new students are expected to complete the following:
In order to complete REG_100: Introduction to University Registration and Resources you must first activate your Stevenson University Single Sign On (SSO). Your Single Sign On is your username and password to access all of Stevenson's technology resources. After submitting your enrollment deposit to the Admissions Office, you should receive an email from TechConnection@stevenson.edu with instructions on activating your SSO.
Please note that it takes up to one week from the time you submit your enrollment deposit to activate your account and get access to your Virtual Mustang Day.
Once you’ve activated your SSO, follow the below steps to begin your Virtual Mustang Days:
There are multiple modules that need to be complete before you will be able to register for courses. You need to complete each “Knowledge Check” with a score of 70% or higher for the next module to be available.
A few days after you’ve completed your Mustang Day, check your SU email for a certification of completion with follow up instructions regarding course registration, advising, and additional opportunities to connect with SU!
If you have any issues activating your Stevenson Single Sign On, please call TechConnection at 443-334-3000.
Please visit www.stevenson.edu/placement for more information
ALEKS MATH PLACEMENT ASSESSMENT
Stevenson University requires an ALEKS Placement, Preparation and Learning (ALEKS PPL) Assessment to determine readiness for mathematics courses. ALEKS PPL is a web-based program that uses artificial intelligence to map a student’s strengths and weaknesses. The Placement Assessment is up to 30 questions and generally takes 60-90 minutes to complete. After the Placement Assessment, an individualized Prep and Learning Module is available for students to refresh their knowledge on forgotten or specific topics. Students then have the opportunity to reassess and improve their placement.
ALEKS consists of three parts:
ENGLISH DIRECTED SELF-PLACEMENT
All students will take a credit bearing English course (either ENG-150 or ENG-151; Honors students will have the option of taking ENG-153: Honors Writing Seminar). English course placement will be determined through the use of a directed self-placement assessment designed by the SU English Department. Students cannot change their course selection after completion of the directed self-placement assessment.
The Directed Self-Placement Assessment is integrated into REG_100: Introduction to University Registration and Resources.
Incoming freshmen students will be able to RSVP for a specific course registration date and time after the completion of REG_100: Introduction to University Registration and Resources. Students will have the option of registering on campus with staff members from the Office of Student Success and the Registrar’s Office during a small scale, socially distant, and COVID safe, Mustang Day event, or students can select to register for courses virtually.
Students are permitted to bring 1 family member or guest with them to their Mustang Day, but that guest cannot be in the room during course registration. There will be separate programming from any family member or guest who attends a Mustang Day.
If you would like to change your registration date and time, or modality (in-person vs. virtual), please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Office of Student Success is planning to host a number of seminars, meetings, and presentations that are designed to help students start off on the right foot for the upcoming semester. Some topics include: How to Prepare for Your First Week of Classes; How to Leverage Your SU Resources for Better Learning; Introduction to Pre-Medicine; Syllabus Hacks
Check back later this summer for a schedule and additional information!
Q: Is REG_100: Introduction to University Registration and Resources required?
A: Yes! All new students (both freshmen and transfer) must complete the REG_100 course PRIOR to registering for courses.
Q: When do I need to complete REG_100?
A: We encourage all students to complete the REG_100 course as quickly as they can but no later than June 1 and will follow up with students in case you’re struggling.
Q: What if the REG_100: Introduction to University Registration and Resources isn’t appearing for me in BlackBoard?
A: It can take a few days for our processes to run from the time you submit your enrollment deposit and activate your SSO. Typically, the REG_100 course will appear in BlackBoard approximately 48 hours after you’ve activated your SU Single Sign On. You can contact email@example.com if you have a question about access to the BlackBoard modules.
Q: What is a Mustang Day?
A: Your Mustang Day is your opportunity to visit campus and meet with professional staff advisors from the Office of Student Success and the Registrar’s Office. Freshmen students will get an opportunity to meet your assigned Student Success Coach, put together a schedule of classes, and get your photo taken for your SU ID card.
Q: Is Mustang Days mandatory?
A: For Summer 2021, students have the option of attending an in-person Mustang Day event, or registering for classes virtually with their Student Success Coach. Students must register for classes
Q: Is there a cost associated with Mustang Days?
A: No, there is no cost to attend Mustang Days.
Q: What if I don’t have access to the technology needed to complete my Mustang Day?
A: If that happens, please contact the Director of First Year Experience at firstname.lastname@example.org for other options for completing your Mustang Day requirements.
Q: I’m a transfer student – what do I need to complete?
A: All transfer students need to complete REG_100: Introduction to University Registration and Resources and any necessary placement assessments prior to course registration.
As the parent of an incoming student, we know you may have questions and want to support your student the best you can, as we move through the summer. We’ve compiled a few resources below to help you navigate the enrollment and course registration process with your student.
What is FERPA and how does it impact you and your student?
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education. FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children’s education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level. Students to whom the rights have transferred are “eligible students.”
What does this mean? Now that your student is enrolled at a school beyond the high school level (Stevenson), you do not have immediate access to your student’s record (including their grades and their bill) regardless of whose paying the bill or the age of your child. Faculty, staff and administrators may not be able to speak with you regarding your student’s record, bill, grades, etc.
Students can choose to allow other people access to certain areas of their education record. The phrase used to indicate this is “granting proxy access”; the person getting access is referred to as the “proxy.” Students usually grant this access to parents, guardians, or spouses. A student is also able to designate multiple proxies and to specify the type of access each proxy may have.
Once Proxy Access is assigned by the student, the person receiving the access can see the specified information, and the University is authorized to speak regarding this information to the proxy. Please remember, the proxy access is determined by the student. If the student gives proxy access only to Student Finance, then the proxy will not be able to view Grades.
Students will need to follow the steps below to grant Parent Proxy access:
You may Add Another User to have proxy access. Please follow the detailed information prompts to add another user with proxy access to your selected student information.
*Note: Students will need to grant proxy access in order for parents/guardians to access Student Finance and make payment arrangements online.
Throughout the summer, the Director, First Year Experience, will host a number of Q&A sessions for parents of incoming students through BlueJeans. Check back later this summer for a list of dates and times.