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.

VIRTUAL DROP-INS FOR INCOMING STUDENTS

  • If you are an incoming student that has not attended orientation yet OR you attended a previous orientation, there are two ways that you are able to reach your advisor for one-on-one advising.

    1. You can schedule an appointment
    2. You can do a virtual Teams drop-in on an orientation day!
      1. Please Note: You SHOULD NOT plan to use a drop-in on the morning of your orientation day.  You will be attending orientation and the morning has extensive programming that you cannot miss.  BUT, you can use these drop-ins on other orientation days!  Check the times below.
    • Download and ensure you can log into Microsoft Teams (you will log in using the same log in information as your KSU email)  
      • There is also a phone application you can download, if easier!
      • When in Microsoft Teams, you should see a tab/icon for Teams. Click it and when on the Teams page, it will show you any teams you are a member of. In the top right corner, you will see Join or Create Team. Please click it and use the Join a team with a code option.  
        • THE TEAM CODE IS: 0412se4
        • It should add you to our Sci/Math Advising Drop-Ins Team
    • When you enter the Team, you will notice a “General” chat page. We are using this chat page as our sign-in sheet. ONLY CHAT ONE TIME PER VISIT. You will chat the type of advising you are interested in.For example, if I'm here for advice with Biology, then I’d type in the chat “BIOLOGY.”
    • An advisor will send you an individual chat when you are next in line and ask if you’d like to type a chat back and forth or do a video call.  
      • If for any reason you need to leave before being helped, please reply to your own chat with “I will come back later.”
      • If you do not respond to the individual chat in 3 minutes, the advisor will need to move on to the next student and you will have to put yourself back into the advising queue with a new chat.
    • If you need any support with getting to the team, please email csmadvising@kennesaw.edu 
  • All virtual drop-ins time will be 8:30am-11:00am.  Here are the dates in which we will have virtual drop-ins:

    • Friday, June 11, 2021
    • Tuesday, June 15, 2021
    • Thursday, June 17, 2021
    • Friday, June 18, 2021
    • Tuesday, June 22, 2021
    • Thursday, June 24, 2021
    • Friday, June 25, 2021
    • Tuesday, July 6, 2021
    • Thursday, July 8, 2021
    • Friday, July 9, 2021
    • Tuesday, July 13, 2021
    • Thursday, July 15, 2021
    • Tuesday, July 20, 2021
    • Thursday, July 22, 2021
    • Friday, July 23, 2021
    • Tuesday, July 27, 2021
    • Thursday, July 29, 2021
    • Friday, July 30, 2021

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.
  • You can check your registration time ticket on Owl Express, through the Registration tab.  Once your registration opens on that day, advisors will be available via a Microsoft Teams for the afternoon (these drop-ins on orientation days will end at 4:00pm.  If you need assistance after your that time, no problem! Set up an Appointment with your advisor!)

    VIRTUAL DROP-IN INFORMATION

    We have created a Microsoft Team for Virtual Drop-Ins.  Microsoft Teams is a software that you have available to you through Kennesaw State University.  Please look here for steps on how you will add yourself to the Microsoft Team, if you choose to use that option for drop-ins (I would highly encourage this option as advisors will be able to video call, call you, or chat you pending howd youd like to communicate with them.)

    STEPS FOR ADDING YOURSELF TO THE TEAM

    • Download the Microsoft Teams desktop application (or you can even typically download it on a smart phone). You can do so by searching for Microsoft Teams and downloading straight from the Microsoft Teams webpage.
      • Once downloaded, please log in using the same information you would use to log in to your student email account.
    • When in Microsoft Teams, you should see a tab/icon for Teams. Click it and when on the Teams page, it will show you any teams you are a member of.  In the top right corner, you will see Join or Create Team.  Please click it and use the Join a team with a code option.
      • THE TEAM CODE IS: 0412se4
      • It should add you to our Sci/Math Advising Drop-Ins Team
    • When you enter the Team, you will notice a “General” chat page. We are using this chat page as our sign-in sheet. ONLY CHAT ONE TIME PER VISIT. You will chat the word "Orientation" on that General Chat page by clicking "New Conversation."
      • An advisor will send you an individual chat when you are next in line and ask if you’d like to type a chat back and forth or do a video call.
      • If you do not respond to the individual chat in 3 minutes, the advisor will need to move on to the next student and you will have to put yourself back into the advising queue with a new chat.


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