Once you have your McDaniel username and McDaniel ID Number, follow the checklist below.
Please call the First Stop Office with any questions you have – we are here to help! You can reach us at 410-857-2790 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 1 - Activate Your Account
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.
Step 2 - Advising and Class Selection for Spring 2016
FIRST YEAR STUDENTS (Have Never Attended College)
- First Year Students (have never attended college): Please call the First Stop Office at 410-857-2790 to schedule an advising appointment with a member of the First Year Team.
- Before you meet with a member of the First Year Team for advising, please go to Step 3 and complete placement exams online in Blackboard for English, Math and Second Language.
Transfer Students, please call the First Stop Office at 410-857-2790 and confirm what your major will be at McDaniel. You can also email your confirmed choice of major to the First Year Team at email@example.com. Review your chosen major/department's overview and information at: http://www.mcdaniel.edu/undergraduate/the-mcdaniel-plan/departments and specific major requirements at: http://catalog.mcdaniel.edu/content.php?catoid=24&navoid=1248 Review your "Program Evaluation" in the Archway online and review your transfer credits and requirements fulfilled for the McDaniel Plan and your major. If you have questions about ANY of your transfer credits and/or equivalencies, please contact the Registrar's Office at 410-857-2755. Meet/talk with your major department. The First Year Team will let you know when you declare your major the best times to connect with your department for questions and advising. If you have reached out to a department during a designated time, and have not heard back within a few days, please contact the First Year Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 410-857-2790. Next, please move on to Step 3 if you need to take Placement Exams. If you have transferred in a quantitative reasoning, second language and English/writing (see your program evaluation on Archway), you will not need to take a placement exam. If you do not have to take any placements and are set to register, please skip to Step 4.
Step 3 - Take Your Placement Exams
Why?Placement Exam Results are helpful to you and your advisor when choosing your first classes at McDaniel.
Log into BlackBoard and complete the placement exams that are applicable to your student record (English, Math and/or Second Language). Please contact Steve Kerby or Laura Wyatt if you have any difficulties with the BlackBoard testing site. Email the First Year Team at email@example.com to notify the team you have completed a placement exam or exams. The First Year Team will then pull your placement/scores and report them to the Registrar's Office. 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:Once you are cleared to register, you can register online in the "Archway" system. Archway will OPEN for New Transfer Registration Starting Monday, November 16 at 8:30am
Transfer Students: Please note that you will automatically be enrolled in McDaniel’s Transfer Student Seminar (TSS) class which is a great opportunity for you to connect to a faculty member, other new students and to learn about things specific to McDaniel.
Step 5 - Complete Required Paperwork & Housing Information
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 Health Form (non-athletes)or Athlete Medical Health Form, required for all new students Complete All Financial Aid paperwork
Step 6 - Prepare to be here!!
Due: January 2016 Why?So you are ready to arrive and start your new adventure!
Make a plan to visit "First Stop" in January or when you arrive – the first year experience office for all your first year needs. Hoover Library – 2nd floor - 410-857-2790. Submit your picture online for your McDaniel1 ID Card! 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. Get ready for new student orientation! A social event hosted by the Peer Mentors will take place on Friday, January 22 at 6pm (Meet in Ensor Lounge in Decker College Center) and the full one-day orientation will be on Saturday, January 23 starting at 9:30am in the Forum (Decker College Center). 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 or the Class of 2019 Facebook Group (if you are a first-year student) to connect to other students and get all your questions answered Arrive January 22 to move in (if a resident) and participate in new transfer student orientation!