New Student Orientation

New students: What you need to know

By majoring in the College of Arts and Sciences, you will have opportunities to explore, create, invent, and make a difference. Your first step on this journey is to create an enrollment plan with a College advisor at New Student Orientation (NSO) this summer.

Your advisor will recommend courses based on your major, exploratory interests, placement exam scores, and college credit you may have already earned. In addition to the requirements of your major, your advisor may also recommend general education (GenEd) courses and College of Arts and Sciences education (CASE) courses, with final selection up to you.

The College website is your gateway to the Student Portal and a list of College academic advisors, as well as information about degree requirements, policies, procedures, and more. Other important updates will come to you through your official IU email address. Checking your email on a frequent and consistent basis will help you stay current with university-related communications.