Skip Navigation

Welcome to Stevenson!

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:

  • A brief online academic orientation: REG_100: Introduction to University Registration and Resources
  • ALEKS Math Placement Assessment and English Directed Self-Placement Assessment
  • Course Registration (in-person during Mustang Days, or virtually one-on-one)
  • “Jump Start Your Semester” events right before classes begin


REG_100: Introduction to University Registration and Resources provides an overview of academic services on campus and helps introduce you to different resources, policies, and support services available to you.

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 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 REG_100:

Once you’ve activated your SSO, follow the below steps to begin your online academic orientation:

  • Sign in to the SUNow Portal with your SU username and password (SSO).
  • On the right hand side of the SUNow Portal, under “Applications” click the link for “BlackBoard”.
  • Login to BlackBoard with your SSO.
  • Under “My Courses” click on the “REG_100” course.

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 REG_100, 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.

Placement Assessments

Placement Assessments

Please visit for more information


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:

  • An Initial Placement Assessment
  • The Prep and Learning Module, an individualized, self-paced online review
  • Access to 4 additional Placement Assessments


All students, who did not have transfer credit for a College Writing course, will take a credit bearing first year writing 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.

Course Registration

Course Registration

After completing REG_100, new students will receive an email (to their SU email account) with specific instructions for course registration and advising.

Incoming freshmen students will work with the Office of Student Success for course registration.  For students entering in the fall semester, we will offer a variety of course registration options throughout June and July.  Detailed information will be sent to incoming students after May 1. 

For students entering in the spring semester, the Office of Student Success will begin reaching out to new freshmen students throughout November, December, and January as you submit your enrollment deposit.    

Incoming transfer students will work with a faculty representative from their academic department for course registration after completing REG_100.  Transfer students will have access to course registration starting mid to late November after they’ve completed REG_100.    

Specific questions regarding course registration can be directed to .




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 January 1 (for students starting in the spring semester) or June 1 (for students starting in the fall semester).  The Office of Student Success will follow up with students in case you’re struggling to complete the requirements.

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 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.  Transfer Students, and all students starting at SU in the spring, do not attend a Mustang Day.

Q: Is Mustang Days mandatory?

A: Yes - all incoming freshmen must attend a Mustang Day if they are starting class in the fall semester.

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 REG_100?

A: If that happens, please contact the Office of Student Success at for other options for completing 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.

Request Info Visit Apply