There are a lot of things for you "to do" between NOW and when you arrive on campus. 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.
Having trouble logging in to your McDaniel email? The first time you use the "email" link on the portal page for your McDaniel login, click on Add Account. Enter your Email as firstname.lastname@example.org, where "username" is the combination of letters and numbers at the beginning of your McDaniel email address. Your password should be the same as before, it has not changed. If you still have trouble, please contact the I.T. Help Desk at 410-871-3800 or 410-871-3390.
Step 2 - Confirm Your Major & Contact Your Advisor for Advising
Call the First Stop Office at 410-857-2790 and confirm what your major will be at McDaniel. Once your major is confirmed, the First Stop Office will contact you with the name of your Advisor. Meet/talk with your Advisor and move on Step 3 if your Advisor tells you that you must take Placement Exams. Otherwise, skip to Step 4.
Step 3 - Take Your Placement Exams
Due:Complete Once you Talk to Your Advisor (of applicable based on your transfer record) Why?Placement Exam Results are helpful to you and your advisor when choosing your first classes at McDaniel as a transfer.
Log into BlackBoard and complete the placement exams that are applicable to your student record (English, Math and/or Second Language) When your scores become available, click here to find out what your scores mean. The courses you have placed into based on your placement exams will show in the Archway under the "Test Summary" link. Please consult with your advisor if you are unsure what the results 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").
Step 4 - Register Online in the Archway for Classes
Due:Advising begins once you have been assigned an advisor, meet with an advisor and are then cleared to register in the Archway online.
Make sure your Advisor has cleared you to register online for classes in the Archway. Ask the Transfer Peer Mentors for help with Archway if you do not know how to register online. log into the Archway and register for classes.
Step 5 - Complete Required Forms and Contact Residence Life if a Resident Student
Due: ASAP Why?So you have given the college all the information it needs regarding your transfer credits, your roommate and your health and your financial aid package.
Arrange for ALL final transcripts to be sent to McDaniel if they have not already been sent Call the Residence Life Office at 410-857-2240 if you will be a resident student for the coming semester. Ask for Michael Robbins, Director of the Office of Residence Life. Complete the 2014 Health Form (non-athletes)or 2013 Athlete Medical Health Form, required for all new students Complete All Financial Aid paperwork
Step 6 - Prepare to be here!!
Due: January 2015 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. Continue talking to the Transfer Peer Mentors to get to know them and the college. Take a look at the overview for move in day (January 23, 2015) and orientation (January 24, 2015). Get in touch with your roommate if a resident student Update your class schedule as needed before classes start Participate in the My First Year Transfer Student Facebook Group to connect to other students and get all your questions answered Arrive on Friday, January 23, to move in (if a resident) and participate in orientation on Friday night, January 23 and Saturday, January 24 (for all resident and commuter students).