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Department of Computer ScienceFreshman Checklist

Computer Science Students

Freshman Orientation Checklist

This checklist will get you ready and prepared for Freshman Orientation, giving you a step-by-step guide on what to do before, during, and after the event. Feel free to go over each section of the checklist to have a good understanding of what to expect.

Enjoy our Virtual Freshman Orientation

Before Orientation

There are a lot of tasks to do before the orientation. This will allow you to have a easy and fun experience, as well as help you come prepared.

Transfer Credits

Do you have any transfer credits (AP, IB, or dual enrollment/DE) that you will be sending in to ODU?

Email Mrs. Williams with the list of AP,IB, DE and your scores.

Undergraduate Admissions
757-683-3685 (office)
757-683-3255 (fax)

Did you take Writing Success Placement Tool (WSPT)?

Please see your "Admitted Student Checklist" for more information.

Writing Success Placement Tool

Submit all final transcripts to ODU Admissions Office

Undergraduate Admissions
757-683-3685 (office)
757-683-3255 (fax)

Review 4-year plan

Review 4-year plan according to your math placement (SAT/ACT scores). This can be viewed in the catalog.

Know how to use Midas

Get to know how to use Midas, UIN, and password. If need further help, please visit ITS.

Review “How to register for classes”

How to register for classes

Review CS curriculum

Review the CS curriculum sheet as well as the flow chart.

CS Curriculum
Prerequisite Structure flow chart

During Orientation

Orientation has started! Here are some helpful tips to get your day going.

  1. Have your Midas, Password and UIN available.
  2. Have the PowerPoint on how to register for classes open or easily available.
  3. The zoom session for the Orientation will be sent to your ODU email on the day of the event.

After Orientation

It's time to wrap up Freshman Orientation. Please go over a couple of things before leaving.

Do you like your schedule?

If not, feel free to change it. You can change, add, drop classes until September 7, 2021.

Email Mrs. Williams your changes ASAP to make sure that they meet the CS requirements.

Please check your schedule and ODU email weekly

Due to the pandemic, many classes will need to be adapted, changed and might even be dropped. Many departments are adapting these classes on a weekly and daily basis so we urge you to constantly check your schedule.

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