On-Campus Registration is a great time for you to come back to campus and take care of business. The day includes sessions on Paying for College/Financial Aid and allows you to meet with various campus offices—the student nurse, the Housing office, Technology Assistance, etc. Campus tours are also available. During the afternoon portion of the day, you have the opportunity to meet with academic advisors about your class schedule.
New Student Orientation is REQUIRED for all new students (incoming freshman AND transfer students). It is designed to prepare you for your first year at Chadron State College. During Orientation you will:
Please click the link below, to complete the registration form. You will sign up for BOTH events using the same form. You are welcome to bring two guests to Orientation, so be sure to include their names on the form as well.
You are encouraged to attend an On-Campus Registration session, but not required to. If you cannot make it to an event, please choose the alternative option on the registration form. From there, a course schedule will be built for you, and necessary changes can be made via phone or email through the START office. If you want to come to campus, but the OCR dates don’t work for you, please sign-up for a campus visit by going to the Visit page. When scheduling a visit, be sure to mention that you'd like to register for classes.
To save time, and to make sure all new students start off on the right foot, a preliminary course schedule is built for all new students. Changes to that schedule can be made on the day of the event. Please make sure that you have sent us your ACT scores and copies of your college transcripts (high school students with college credit and college transfers) PRIOR to attending the session, so we can build your schedule based on those scores/transcripts. Unofficial transcripts okay for now, but to complete admissions requirements, an official must be sent as well.
CSC uses the ECompass test as an alternative way to place students in their Math, English, Humanities and Science courses. Those students with an 18 or below in any ACT subject matter, will be asked to take the ECompass test, to better judge your placement in those areas. If you need to take an ECompass test, you’ll be notified prior to the event and you will be able to take the ECompass during the morning portion of the OCR session. ECompass is given free of charge. Those students who need to take an ECompass, but who cannot attend an event, are encouraged to set-up a personal campus visit at another time, and testing can be done then.
We don’t want you to be confused about the FYI courses, you should be excited! These courses are meant to encourage critical-thinking, problem-solving and research—all skills you will need throughout your college career and beyond. To READ (trust us, it will help) about the FYI program go to the FYI page. Then, pick the one that most intrigues you.
Great question! Based on your ACT scores, you have been placed in Transitional Studies courses. These courses help students learn how to be successful in college and provide a bridge from high school learning into collegiate learning. You will receive elective credit (credit toward graduation) for these courses and you must take and pass these courses to continue into Essential Studies. Those students enrolled in a Transitional Studies, will have the opportunity to take their FYI course in the spring semester.
Absolutely! There are sessions designed specifically for parents/guardians, and we encourage their attendance at both events. (Besides, they are usually good help when you move-in to your room!)
You are welcome to bring a total of two guests to NSO, and we prefer only two guests for OCR as well. Because the sessions require your full participation, it is best if families make other arrangements for children. However, additional guests can be accommodated if necessary.
There are three On-Campus Registration sessions, typically one in April and two in June. Specific details will be mailed to you. OCR events take place at the Student Center, and you are welcome to park anywhere on campus. The morning portion of the day is reserved for you talk with various Student Services offices, ask questions, get password/technology assistance, take the ECompass test (if necessary) and tour campus. Lunch is on your own, followed by the advising sessions in the afternoon. This is when you will go over your class schedule, make any necessary changes and meet professors from your academic area. The day usually wraps up by 3:00 p.m. MST.
New Student Orientation begins with Move-In, the Thursday prior to the first day of classes in August. You will have the full day to check-in, move into your residence hall and get settled. You can check-in and move-in any time after 8:00 a.m. MST. A meet-and-greet barbeque follows that evening. Friday is a full day of programming and activities, followed by a picnic hosted by CSC’s president. Activities and events continue throughout the weekend, but are not required. A complete agenda will be available online and will be mailed to you, approximately a month prior to the event. Classes start the third Monday of August.
During Move-In day on Thursday, our One-Stop Student Services will be open in the Student Center. Financial Aid, the Business Office (for billing and to pick up parking passes), Veteran’s Affairs and Student ID’s will be available for most of the day. For questions about your class schedule, advising services will also be available. On Friday, Student Services will return to their regular office locations in Crites Hall. You can visit them between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
For lodging information in Chadron, it is best click this link: http://csc.edu/orientation/registration.csc and then click, “Chadron Hotels and Lodging” for a complete listing.
The Student Center staff and Residence Life staff have activities planned during the evening hours. You are encouraged to attend these events as they are a great way to make friends and get involved in campus programming right away. See the formal agenda for details upon check-in.
Yes, if you want to check out some of the restaurants and shopping in town. Also, the Eagle Pride Bookstore will be open for you to purchase books, gifts and CSC apparel.