New Student Orientation and Directed Self-Placement
Frequently Asked Questions
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Orientation Frequently Asked Questions
Directed Self Placement
All degree-seeking and undeclared undergraduate students must complete Directed Self-Placement (DSP) before registration for first semester courses. DSP is an innovative program that assists students in assessing their level of ability in math and writing. Students will be directed to self-select supplemental review or coursework based on assessment results.
Note: You may log out after completing a section. If you log out of the session before you have completed it, you will have to redo that section.
Students may complete Orientation in two ways:
Option1- On Campus Orientation (undergraduate and graduate students)
Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday, August 23, 2013 - 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
On-campus orientation will provide you with a tour of the campus, information about university resources and programming and an opportunity to meet with academic advisors, future classmates, faculty members and university administrators.
Directions to register for On Campus Orientation
- Go to www.orientation.govst.edu
- Please use your MyGSU username and password to login.
(You should have received your Governors State University username and password in the mail. If you don't have this, you can call the Admission Processing Office at 708.235.7663, and they will provide you with it.)
- Complete Directed Self Placement (undergraduate students only).
- Click New Student Orientation Registration.
- Complete and submit orientation registration form.
Option 2 - Online Orientation (distance learning undergraduate only)
If you are a distance learning student who does not come to campus for classes, you may complete the online orientation. You will be prompted after you complete DSP to select yourself as a distance student. This will give you access to the online orientation, which can be completed on any Internet accessible computer or tablet. The Online Orientation is available 24 hours a day/7 days a week.
New Student Orientation
If you have a problem with Online Orientation, call the Academic Resource Center at 708.534.4090. If your personal information or major are incorrect, call Admissions Processing at 708.235.7663.
Directed Self Placement
Math questions: call Daniel Ferry, 708.235.3962
Writing questions: call Becky Nugent, 708.235.7337