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New Student and Family Orientation

Once you have been admitted and paid your deposit, the next step is to select and sign-up for a New Student and Family Orientation day. This is an overnight program for all new undergraduate students. The New Student and Family Orientation days will be held on:

  • Wednesday, July 19, from 8:00 a.m. until Thursday, July 20 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Monday, July 24, from 8:00 a.m. until Tuesday, July 25 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Friday, July 28, from 8:00 a.m. until Saturday, July 29 at 1:00 p.m.

Please click here for more information and to register for the day.

New student and family orientation INFORMATION & REGISTRATION

Course Registration

The Office of Academic Advising pre-registers all incoming first-year students for their first-semester class schedule. Your course schedule is determined by the requirements of your academic major, your score on the math placement exam, and liberal education courses you select. When you attend the STAR orientation day, you will meet with an advisor to review your class schedule. Any changes to your schedule can be requested at that time.

First year information regarding scheduling your courses and math placement will be e-mailed as soon as your deposit is paid. See below for more information about math placement.

Since registration policies vary from institution to institution, it is the student’s responsibility to become aware of the registration policies at Saint Rose including: Add/Drop/Withdraw and Pass/Fail Grading. Please note that first year students entering in their first semester will not be able to add/drop courses on their own.

Advising Presentation

Math Placement Testing

A student entering The College of Saint Rose as a first-year or as a transfer student is required to take a math placement test if they have to take a required course outside of MAT 180: College Algebra. Students in the following majors will have to take the Math Placement: Biology, Biochemistry, Forensic Science, Communication Science and Disorders, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Forensic Psychology, Nursing, Criminal Justice, Psychology, and any student planning to have a Biology, General Science, Computing & Logic Concentration in an Education major. Students may be exempted from taking the Math Placement if:

*A student enters the College with a “C-“ or better in College Algebra, Pre-Calculus, or a Calculus course which carries college credit. (note: Math/Science majors/concentrators are encouraged to take the Math Placement if they are only transferring in College Algebra). Please note college level statistics will not waive the Math Placement.

*A student enters the College with a “3” or better on an Advanced Placement test in Calculus.

If you meet either of the above two requirements, you may register for any mathematics course at The College of Saint Rose for which you meet the pre-requisites. If you do not meet either of the above two requirements, you must take a math placement test

The Math Placement can either be taken at home or on campus. It must be complete by the time students attend the STAR orientation day. To schedule a time to take the Math Placement, students will contact the proctor Dr. Woods at to schedule a test time. For students taking the Math Placement at home, they must have access to a computer/laptop with a webcam.

For more information on the Math Placement please go to

Once the semester starts the Math Placement exam is offered at the Academic Success Center, please visit the Academic Success Center on the 2nd floor of St. Joseph to schedule to take it.

Frequently Asked Questions About Math Placement

Required Health Forms

New York State Law requires all students born on or after January 1, 1957 registering for six or more credits to prove immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella.
All students registering for six or more credits must submit:
• Immunization Record
• Report of Medical History
All International and Resident Students must complete the following:
• Immunization Record
• Report of Health Evaluation
• Report of Health History

To access these forms or for more information, please visit Health Services.