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New Student Orientation

Counseling & Testing

ECSU Student with parents

The Counseling Center coordinates the New Student Orientation program (NSO) for new freshmen and transfer students. NSO introduces new students to university programs and services, and provides an opportunity for new students to interact with staff, faculty, and administrators. During NSO, new students also receive academic advisement and register for classes. All new students are required to attend an orientation program prior to enrolling in the Fall or Spring semester. NSO is offered during the months of June, July, August, and January.

Placement testing (Computer-based Math, Reading and Writing) will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. Students should report to the Information Technology Center (ITC) building at least 15 minutes prior to testing time

If you need special accommodations for testing, call (252) 335-3273.

2014 New Student Orientation Schedule
Spring Session
Student Status Placement Tests Date Orientation Date
New Students January 9, 2014 January 9-10, 2014
Transfer Students   January 10, 2014
Summer Session
Session Number Placement Tests/Orientation Date
1st Session June 26-27, 2014
2nd Session July 17-18, 2014
3rd Session August 14-15, 2014
4th Session
(Transfer Students)
July 18, 2014
5th Session
(Transfer Students)
August 16, 2014

For additional information or to schedule a placement testing date, please call (252) 335-3273.

Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)

In accordance with the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) guidelines, the Office of the Registrar is no longer able to provide confidential information pertaining to students without a written consent from a student. This is done by completing the Consent Form and returning it to the Office of The Registrar.

Once we have received this information, we will be happy to comply with your request. For additional information, visit FERPA.