Incoming freshman, are you getting excited about starting your classes at Alvernia in the fall? If so than this blog is for you! In a mailbox near you, you will find information on how to take your placement tests and how to pick a date to come to campus for your Connection Day! If you are following along on your What’s Next for Accepted Students Checklist you will now be on step 6-Placement Testing.
In your packet of information you will find:
-Connection Day Guide for New Students
-Student Login’s Sheet
-A letter from our Director of Educational Planning and Director of Student Activities
Please make sure that you carefully read over all three of these papers as they are very important!!
Make sure you follow the directions on our Connection Day Guide in order to do your placement testing, schedule your visit for Connection Day, complete the questionnaire, and prepare for your schedule Connection Day visit. This is the first time that we are doing a lot of this online so if you have any questions or comments along the way please don’t hesitate to let us know!
A few helpful hints:
-You can take your placement test in the comfort of your own home! (Find a nice quiet place, sit down, relax and do your best!)
-You don’t have to do all the steps in one sitting. (You can take your writing placement test one day and your math placement test another day.)
-Make sure you take your placement tests at least two weeks before you plan on visiting campus for your Connection Day.
-You will start working on your schedule before you come for your Connection Day (“Prepare for Connection Day”) and will finish your schedule during your visit.
So, what is Connection Day all about? The whole idea of the day is to connect you to the campus this summer before you arrive for orientation in the fall. We want you to be able to have a chance to meet some of your fellow classmates. You could possibly even meet your roommate! We also want you to become comfortable on campus so that you are ready to call Alvernia your home away from home.
The schedule for these days has not been finalized, but we do know that you will be registering for classes, learning about campus, (typically through some kind of hands on game), eating lunch, and making those connections with some of your fellow classmates in the class of 2017!
I know that you will have a blast on campus when you come for your Connection Day! These are my favorite days over the summer becuase I get to meet everyone who will be attending Alvernia in the fall!
As always if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to us here in the admissions office, 610-796-8269.
See you soon,
About Alvernia University
Alvernia University is one of the leading Catholic colleges in PA. Receive a classic, liberal arts education in over 50 different subject areas, combining all the best features of an outstanding university, delivered in the personal setting of a college environment. Alvernia provides an affordable, private education in Reading and the surrounding communities in Pottsville, Harrisburg, Allentown, Lancaster, Kutztown and Philadelphia. For more information visit: http://www.alvernia.edu/