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  • General

    New Student Orientation:

    The Center for the Student Experience (CSE) has designed a comprehensive Orientation Program for undergraduate and graduate students, including international and domestic students. Goals of the program include:

    Matching you with Art Center student peer mentors,providing opportunities to build relationships with other new students,increasing your knowledge of important services, departments, and policies,connecting you with your major/program & department chair, providing an understanding of your major/program requirements, reducing anxiety about the transition to collegiate life, increasing the understanding for students to take ownership and responsibility in their educational process, and inspiring you for your upcoming Art Center journey!

    During Orientation week, you will receive your log in access to Inside Art Center where you'll access your official schedule of classes. If you are an undergraduate student, there is no pre-selection process for classes. Although there is the possibility of making changes after you receive your schedule, you will be placed in your required courses prior to your arrival.

    Below you will find the mock schedules for Fall, Spring and Summer programs (All subject to change) for the week long program, useful information, and links to college resources. Additional information can be found on the Orientation Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1171799506166820/

    INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS:

    All new international students holding an F-1 visa are required to attend the International Student Orientation and complete the SEVIS Information Form (click here or see below for a fillable pdf) which will be collected at Orientation. The International Advisor is available for general assistance with adjustment to life in the United States and for advising on enrollment, employment and other matters as they relate to international student status. Workshops and regular announcements are provided regarding immigration updates, employment authorization and cultural events.

    For more information regarding programs and services for current international students, email international@artcenter.edu, or call 626.396.2370, or visit the Center for the Student Experience in room 200B.
  • Topic 1

    NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION INFORMATION
    Summer 2016: May 10-13, 2016
    Fall 2016: September 6-9, 2016
    Spring 2017: January 10-13, 2017
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      PRE-ORIENTATION PLACEMENT TESTS

      There is a mandatory writing placement test for all undergraduate students. Students must register for this test in advance of Orientation. A survey Monkey link will be provided to each incoming student upon acceptance.


      This test is mandatory, unless:

      You have already completed a college level English Composition class with a grade of B or better(at a regionally-accredited college/university where English is primary language of instruction); OR

      You scored a 4 or a 5 in an English Composition or English Literature Advanced Placement (AP) Test; OR

      You are an Exchange Student

      Contact the Admissions Office (626.396.2373 or admissions@artcenter.edu) for questions about English Composition transfer credit.


      Optional Digital Waiver Tests are being offered for the following undergraduate majors: Entertainment Design, Film (editing track), Fine Art (minor in photo), Graphic Design, Interaction Design, and Product Design.


      Mandatory Digital Assessment Tests are being offered for the following undergraduate majors: Illustration (all tracks).


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        FAMILY ORIENTATION

        During Orientation week, the CSE invites all parents, spouses, and other important family

        members to join us for a Family Orientation program. This is an opportunity for your family to learn more about your upcoming educational experience and the resources that will

        be available for you here at ArtCenter. Activities include (but are not limited to) presentation from business offices, a welcome from Administration, a student panel, and a networking reception with the Legacy Circle.


        INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORIENTATION

        International Orientation, which is mandatory for all international students, is an opportunity for students to learn about American culture, as well as ArtCenter culture. At this orientation, students receive important information regarding their immigration documents and visa status. (International Orientation is typically scheduled on the day prior to the first day of New Student Orientation.)


        Call Center for the Student Experience at 626.396.2323 with any questions.