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Frequently Asked Questions | Orientation

Q: What is orientation?

A: Orientation is a chance to get to know The College of St. Scholastica. Throughout the online orientation experience, you will be registered for fall classes, learn about campus programs and be connected with resources that will ensure your success as you transition to St. Scholastica.


Q: Will I get all the information that I would have received during on-campus orientation?

A: Yes. Since the virtual information sessions will be pre-recorded you will be able to watch the video at your convenience and have the opportunity to use it as a resource to refer to as questions come up.


Q: If I signed up for a specific orientation date, do I need to still attend on that date?

A: No. Since we have moved to an online orientation experience there is no longer an on-campus session you are required to attend. We will roll out virtual orientation sessions throughout the Spring.


Q: Which assessments do I need to take?

A: World Language Assessment: The world language assessment is only for those taking French, Spanish, American Sign Language or German. It is required of all incoming students who have had fewer than three years of a world language in high school OR who have had three years or more and plan to continue on in college. Students who have had three years (or more) of a world language in high school and do not plan to continue on, are not required to take the assessment.


Q: Do I have to attend an orientation session?

A: Yes, all incoming St. Scholastica students are required to go through the online orientation process to register for classes.


Q: What do I have to bring to my pre-advising meeting?

A: Our orientation staff will email you and let you know everything you need prior to the meeting.


Q: How do my parents sign up for parent orientation?

A: Parent Orientation Information


Q: Do I have to pay for orientation?

 A: No, there is no charge for you to attend orientation. However, you must have confirmed your enrollment by paying your $200 deposit before orientation.


Q: Do I need to bring any money?

A: This is totally up to you. We provide lunch for you, so you shouldn't need money for meals. However, if you want to purchase CSS apparel at the Saints Shop, soda, candy, etc., then you should bring money with you.


Q: Are there accommodations for students with special needs?

A: Yes. Please email us at orientation@css.edu to set up an appointment.


Q: What are Team Delta Leaders?

A: Team Delta leaders at the College of St. Scholastica are an elite group of students who are specially trained to help accommodate incoming first-year students adjust to college life. They are responsible for acquainting new students with campus services, activities, building locations and college life issues. Team Delta leaders aid in the development of class schedules and assist with the registration process. Above all, the Team Delta leaders are there to be a role model and provide a friendly face for all incoming students.


Q: Who do I contact if I still have questions?

A: Email the orientation staff at orientation@css.edu, or call (218) 723-6286 or (800) 249-6412.

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