Frequently Asked Questions
A Fast Pass is just what it sounds like - an opportunity to skip lines. If students complete all of their required transactions to be "Orientation ready" two weeks before Orientation, they'll receive a Fast Pass in the mail that allows them to sleep in and come to Orientation at noon. You can get a Fast Pass by completing this list.
Of course! All you have to do is complete your Fast Pass checklist within two weeks before the Orientation you plan to attend. You can contact your admissions counselor to find out what you still need to do to complete this list.
Students who are majoring in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Exercise Science (pre-professional concentration), Integrated Mathematics Education, Mathematics, and Middle Childhood Education (with science teaching concentration).
Students minoring in Computer Science, Mathematics or Physical Science must also take this test. Passing the trigonometry proficiency exam does not grant college credit for this course. Rather, it waives the degree requirement here at MVNU only.
No. All students and attendees must register for an Orientation session.
Absolutely! Without your tuition deposit, you won't be able to get a class schedule.
If you've decided to change your major before Orientation, call your admissions counselor for instructions. Most likely your major change will require you to come to the 10 a.m. registration to work out your new schedule, even if you've already earned your Fast Pass.
The ideal freshman class schedule is fairly straightforward. Some majors have less flexibility than others. Be assured that your advisor is creating the most efficient schedule possible to ensure you graduate on time. Too much tinkering with the schedule could be detrimental.
No, but if you’re an education major or taking certain classes in social work than you’ll need to be fingerprinted before the fall. Instructions will be sent to students where this applies.
Yes, all new students are required to attend Orientation.
Yes, all CCP students who will be going full-time (12 or more hours per semester) in one or more semesters during the upcoming school year must attend New Student Orientation.
Our suggestion would be that you call your financial aid advisor immediately. If you're uncertain who that is, call your admissions counselor for clarification.
Probably not, but you'll be close! Every student should have a good idea of what still needs to be finished when you leave Orientation. Most students will still need to make payment arrangements to MVNU before classes start in the fall. You'll also need to have your high school and college final transcripts sent to MVNU. And don't forget that every new student (including commuters and CCP) needs to participate in New Student Institute on August 16-18.
We need that information before Orientation so that you don't end up being scheduled with classes you've already taken. Be sure you've filled out the Academic Advising Form at least two weeks before the Orientation you've chosen. Plus, filling out that form gets you one step closer to getting a Fast Pass!
(You will need to use your login & password that was created when you applied to access the portal to fill out the academic advising form. Note: Your login is the email address used to create your application. If you have questions or difficulty with your login/password contact your admissions counselor.)
Great question! We like to think of ourselves as partnering with parents in the process of this transition. Remember, your student is not only transitioning to college life, but to adulthood. He/she needs to establish (healthy) independence. However, your support and encouragement in that process is critical for your son or daughter's success. It is helpful to not schedule family events during the first three weeks of school and to encourage your son/daughter to stay on campus so that they can get involved in welcome activities even if he/she is home sick!
Listen to them if they call and are homesick, but encourage them to get involved in activities or talk to their Resident Director, Resident Assistant, Student Mentor, or roommate. We have established a great network of support for your son or daughter on campus, but we cannot do this alone.