There are a lot of things for you "to do" between NOW and August. We've created this checklist to keep you on track. You'll need to work in order, as each step is needed in order for you to move on to the next. You can check off the items as you complete them, or print out this checklist. Make sure you meet all deadlines.
Green Terror FYE Progress Meter
Each of the steps below is extremely important to complete in order! Follow the steps below and when you complete a step be sure to check the box and watch your progress meter move you towards becoming a First Year Green Terror student!!.
Step 1 - Activate Your Account
Due:NOW Why?Your new account must be active before you can continue to next steps. You also should register with the SASS Office NOW if you have a learning, psychological or physical disability to get the most support possible.
There are two ways to get to your McDaniel email login. If you are logged in to the portal, select the E-Mail quick link. Or, from the main McDaniel web site (www.mcdaniel.edu), click “login” in the upper right corner, then click the E-mail Login link. Either way, you will end up at a page where you can type in your McDaniel username, click Submit, and it will take you to the correct login page for your account. Type in your McDaniel email address as your username (example: firstname.lastname@example.org), and your McDaniel password. If you have trouble, please contact the I.T. Help Desk at 410-871-3390.
Step 2 - Take Your Exams
Due:June 12, 2015 (**Please Note: Blackboard will not be available on May 31, 2015 for a Network Down Day) Why?Placement exams are needed to help you and your advisor choose the most appropriate classes for you to take in the Fall semester. What if?If you have pending AP credits or college credits, etc., send the official report to the Registrar's Office for review. That office can be reached at 410-857-2755.
Log into BlackBoard and complete the following placement exams English Math - placement exam strongly encouraged to prepare you to take classes in math, science, computer science, business classes and other disciplines. Second Language (Spanish, German or French — test is online) *If you need to take a placement exam in ASL, Chinese, Latin, or Arabic, please email your request to the First Year Team. When your results become available in June (after the deadline of June 12) you can find the course placement results under "Test Summary" in Archway. Once you have located those placement courses, click here to find out what your scores mean.
Want to brush up on your skills before you take the Math placement exam? Click here for practice tests in Arithmetic and Algebra, or visit www.purplemath.com (see "Preliminary Topics" and "Beginning Algebra Topics").
For those students who wish to "re-take" the algebra or arithmetic portions of the math placement exam, there will be a re-take period available from July 6-July 13.
Students can participate in the re-take exam on Blackboard.
Students will see a NEW testing course/shell titles "MATH RETAKE". If you have any question, please contact the First Year Team at email@example.com.
Step 3 - Rate your First Year Seminar (FYS) Course, Complete Advising and Register for Classes
Due:June 12, 2015 Why?This form is your chance to RATE your required First Year Seminar course for your Fall 2015 schedule. The professor of the FYS course also becomes your advisor who you need this summer!
Due: August Why?So you are ready to arrive and start your new adventure!
Make a plan to visit "First Stop" this summer or when you arrive – the first year experience office for all your first year needs. Hoover Library – 2nd floor - 410-857-2790. Visit the Bookstore to buy McDaniel Swag and books for your classes Start Part 1 of the Alcohol EDU Course (Required for all new students). Take a look at the overview for move in day (August 19) and orientation. Get in touch with your roommate Review the dining plan/mealplan so you know how it works when you arrive! Take a look at the pictures online of the residence hall rooms and also the “FY FAQs” from residence life about measurements, etc. Update your class schedule as needed before classes start Talk with your Peer mentor (s) and get to know them before arriving Participate in the student Facebook group to connect to other students and get all your questions answered Arrive on Wednesday, August 19 to move in (if a resident) and start orientation (for all resident and commuter students).
Global Bridge is a new program for U.S.-based students who have grown up abroad or are bicultural/binational. If you would like to join with other students who share your experience while also receiving information and added guidance about academic, social, cultural and professional development opportunities targeting your particular needs and interests, we have a team of faculty, staff, and student mentor/organizers that look forward to getting to know you! Go to global.mcdaniel.edu and click on the link at the top left corner of the page to put your name and contact information on our list.
First Year Resident Students & Parking
McDaniel College will offer limited parking to first year students through a lottery system. An email with information will be sent to all first year students in mid-June with information on how to enroll in the lottery for the 100 permits available.
Questions? Please contact:
Department of Campus Safety
2 College Hill
Westminster, MD 21157 firstname.lastname@example.org