Orientation resource tool kit

We have advisors and Peer Mentors who will help you through your registration, but check out the following resources if you would like additional information to prepare you for the process.
We have advisors and Peer Mentors who will help you through your registration, but check out the following resources if you would like additional information to prepare you for the process.

Academic Progress Audit System (APAS)
The University of Minnesota utilizes the Academic Progress Audit System (APAS). APAS is an interactive tool which will help you keep track of your progress towards a degree. Please visit the "What is APAS" page on the U of M website and watch the short tutorial.

Four-Year Plans
Review the College's Four-Year Plans to familiarize yourself with the courses needed to graduate with our various majors. If you are still exploring your options, you can compare plans to think about what you may want to register for this upcoming semester.

Class Selection Tutorial
The Class Selection Tutorial will familiarize you with the University of Minnesota registration system, including how to search for classes, and add and drop courses from your registration. The tutorial will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Note: You will not be able to access your actual Fall 2014 course registration until Orientation Day 2.

Schedule Builder
In addition to the Class Selection Tutorial, you may be interested in the University of Minnesota registration tool called Schedule Builder. This tool can help you when you register for classes during orientation by offering various schedule options based on your intended courses and class availability. To learn more about using Schedule Builder review this handout.

Foreign Language Placement
If you plan to study a Foreign Language, please visit the CLA Language Testing Program website prior to your orientation date to determine which exam you must take for appropriate course placement. The University of Minnesota offers online placement tests for French, German, and Spanish. If you plan to pursue a different language, please contact that department directly regarding placement options.