We strongly encourage all new students and their parents to attend one
of three Summer Orientation days—on June 9, 10, or 12. You can register
online for your preferred date by completing the Summer Orientation
and Course Preference Form, which is found on the Orientation webpage
Even if you are unable to
attend Summer Orientation, you should complete this form by May 15 so
that we can be fully prepared for your arrival in the fall!
During Summer Orientation, you will meet other new students, consult
with a faculty advisor, review your fall class schedule, and receive
information about getting ready for college. It’s the best way to connect
with the campus! If you have questions, please contact our Dean of
Students Ben Newhouse firstname.lastname@example.org
or (205) 226-4725.
ITEMS THAT REQUIRE
, all students should
complete the following:
Summer Orientation and Course
Preference Form (instructions
provided in this packet)
(residential students only)
Placement Exams (as needed)
If you plan to take a Spanish or Chemistry
class during the fall term, you will need
to complete the appropriate online
placement exam by May 15. The Spanish
placement exam takes about ten minutes
to complete. Chemistry is a 90-minute
timed exam. Based on your scores,
faculty will assign you to the course that
best matches your content mastery. The
exams, along with additional instructions,
can be found under the “Useful Links”
menu on the Orientation webpage.
All of us on campus are eagerly preparing for your arrival on the Hilltop
this fall. We hope this packet will help make your transition as seamless
as possible. It includes essential steps and deadlines, along with other
important information. Please take a look through it now and then refer
back to it over the next few months as you get ready to join us.
At BSC, we’re committed to making a life-changing educational
experience a reality for you. Our robust Explorations curriculum, caring
faculty members who are at the top of their fields, customizable January
Exploration Term, and abundant experiential learning opportunities will
prepare you to meet the world head-on and lead a life of significance.
You’ll take the first steps now by indicating what courses you’re
interested in for fall term—have fun exploring something new! Please be
sure to call if you have any questions. We’re here to help, and we look
forward to seeing you soon.
Susan K. Hagen
Interim Provost and Dean of the College