CSM New Students

Welcome to the College of Science and Mathematics (CSM)! We are looking forward to having you join our CSM community! To best assist new students with their orientation and registration experience, please click below for step by step instructions!

Been accepted and don't know what to do yet? Check below!

FIRST YEAR STUDENTS

  • Start by signing up! You will register for your classes during your orientation date, so we'd highly encourage choosing the earliest date available to you.

    For more information and the sign-up procedure, click here!

  • If we know you're going to be completing a major in CSM, we are going to be reaching out to students via orientation rosters before orientation.  But, you don't have to wait for us to reach out to you!  Please go ahead and schedule an appointment with your advisor!  We're currently advising virtually, so click here for steps to setting up a virtual appointment!

    You'll also notice on that page that your advisor point of contact information is listed.

  • Your starting place for math might change what science courses you have available to you during your first semester at KSU.  All majors in CSM require at least up to MATH 1190 Calculus I in the degree requirements.

    Your High School information dictates your potential starting place.

    MATH 1111 College Algebra: Anyone can start here, but you might be able to start higher!
    MATH 1113 Precalculus: You can start here if you have a SAT MATH score of 570 or above (ACT MATH 23 or above) AND a high school GPA of 2.8 or above
    MATH 1190 Calculus I: You can start here if you have a SAT MATH score of 620 or above (ACT MATH 26 or above) AND a high school GPA of 3.2 or above

    Not happy with your Math placement based on HS information?  Take ALEKS!

    **Please email your academic advisor if you have questions about ALEKS or need to get the ALEKS code**

TRANSFER STUDENTS

  • Start by signing up! You will register for your classes during your orientation date, so we'd highly encourage choosing the earliest date available to you.

    For more information and the sign-up procedure, click here!

  • Visit our transfer advising page for more information on how we work to support transfer students!

    We know that the transfer process can be overwhelming, but we want to make it as simple, as possible! Please follow the steps on our Transfer Advising page to help with your initial contacts with CSM Advising.

ORIENTATION DAY PROCEDURES

  • Most of the orientation days will come with a morning session where you will get to hear straight from the Advising Office!  We will share information about classes you should be trying to register for, show you a little of the registration software process, and share tips for success when coming to KSU!

    After this session occurs, spend some time preparing for the actual registration process.  It is up to the student to register themselves for their courses (unfortunately, we cannot place students into courses).  You will find a section below called "Help Guides" with registration support guides.

    1. Make sure that you are aware of the courses that you plan to register for.  We have a software resource called "DegreeWorks" that can assist.  There is a Help Guide below that explains DegreeWorks.
    2. Spend some time using "Class Schedule Search" to help you when your time ticket opens.
  • You might be coming to this page because you just heard about it in the morning advising portion of your orientation day!

    Please email your orientation day advisor before you register from your KSU email with:

    1. Your name, major, and KSU ID#
    2. Any AP/Dual Enrollment credit that you have already received
    3. This will allow the advisor to share information about course registration information and what classes you should consider registering for.

Help Guides and Information Before You Start at KSU!

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