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1 Getting Them All Set: Pre-Orientation Registration For New Freshmen SACRAO February 1 - 4, 2015 Presenters: April Martin, Assistant Registrar, University of Arkansas Joe Scribner, Director of Registration and Reporting, University of Arkansas

2 How Does New Student Orientation Work At The U of A? Every Day During The Month Of June Approximately 200 New Freshmen Attend 6 Academic Colleges Introduced To Campus Services And Resources Meet With Academic Advisor

3 Challenges With Enrolling At New Student Orientation Difficulty With Student Information System Time Spent Developing A Class Schedule Time Spent With Academic Advisors Unknown Demand Requisite Issues Time Conflicts Full Classes

4 Freshmen Arrive With Some “Guaranteed” Seats No “Fluff” Also Courses That Are Required (University Perspectives, Remedial, Etc.) Time Saved For Academic Advisors & Students The Solution: Pre-Enrolling Students Before Orientation

5 Research & Prep Work That Was Done Before Students Were Pre-Enrolled New Trend In Higher Education Code From Another Institution For Block Enroll Course Set Up Maintenance

6 Pre-Orientation Survey Dual Enrollment Classes How Many Classes In First Semester Composition/Math Math Placement Exam Preferred World Language Course Expected AP Scores

7 Communication Between Administrators & Students Explaining The Process Article In Newswire & s s To Dean’s Offices Orientation Staff Notified New Freshmen

8 Administrative Units Involved With The Process & Their Roles New Student Orientation Admissions Registrar Student Accounts 6 Academic Colleges & Their Advising Centers

9 The Pre-Enrollment Process No Early Morning/Late Afternoon Class Sections Admin Users/Current Students Blocked “Specialty” Groups First 4,000 New Freshmen 3 Staff Members 1 Week’s Time Resectioning

10 Issues When New Freshmen Arrived For Orientation Sessions Remedial Courses No Longer Needed Athletes, Marching Band, Etc. Not Considered Change Of Major Or College

11 Maintenance Of Removing Registrations For No-Shows & Admission Withdrawals No-Shows – Given One Week From Scheduled Date To Attend – Identified By Those Who Still Had SDCP Hold Admission Withdrawals – Provided By Orientation Staff To Registrar

12 Success! 50.16% Made No Changes 12.47% Changed Sections 37.37% Changed Classes Less Time Spent With Academic Advisor

13 Suggestions For The Future Colleges Should Give More Detailed Info Identifying All No-Shows Administrative Users Blocked From Enrollment

14 Questions, Comments, & General Discussion

15 For More Information: April Martin Assistant Registrar Joe Scribner Director of Registration and Reporting


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