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New Student Resources

Dean Dunn

Welcome to the College! Now that you are admitted, there are a few things you should do as soon as possible:

1. Set up your computer account and log onto OneStart to authenticate your ID and password. OneStart is a system that provides convenient access to IU Web services for students, faculty, and staff. Information about this was included in your admission packet along with your Student ID number which you will need to set up your account. If you need assistance, please contact our IT Helpdesk at 574-520-5555 or at Wiekamp Hall, room 1245.

2. Plan to take your necessary placement examinations (Math, Reading, and English). Click here to make reservations. Information about foreign language placement exams can be found here.

3. Set up an appointment to meet with an advisor. If you have already declared a major, your department will have sent you information about contacting an advisor. If you are undecided about your major, call our office at 574-520-4537 to set up an appointment for registration. At that time, we will talk about your academic plans, assist you in registering for classes, and answer questions concerning the IU South Bend orientation, general education requirements, and degree requirements.

4. Make a reservation for a New Student Orientation. Orientation is mandatory. A non-refundable fee is charged whether or not you attend orientation. You should make arrangements to register for classes before the orientation.

5. Transfer Students: Please make sure previous college transcripts are sent to the Admissions Office for evaluation. Transcripts must be official copies.

If you have a disability and need assistance, special arrangements can be made to accommodate most needs. Please contact our office at 574-520-4537. For hearing impaired, SPRINT provides services at 1-800-743-3333.