Online New Student Orientation


Online New Student Orientation Checklist

  1. Apply to IPFW and be admitted.
  2. Submit any Advanced Placement or Transfer credits to the Admissions office.
  3. Inquire about Financial Aid opportunities.
  4. Contact Student Housing at 260-481-4180, if you are interested in living on campus.
  5. Activate your myIPFW account and familiarize yourself with its features. Check at least once per week for important announcements.
  6. Visit the Orientation and Placement channel on the "Enrollment" tab located in myIPFW and follow the links to:
  7. Check your myIPFW e-mail for notification of your enrollment into Online New Student Orientation; newly admitted students will be enrolled in Online New Student Orientation and receive notification within two business days.
  8. Students must use Mozilla Firefox as your internet browser in order to access Online New Student Orientation information.  A free download is found at Students who use Internet Explorer report disruptions as well as the inability to play videos.  Mozilla Firefox is recommended browser for all online course at IPFW.
  9. View the Online Learning Tutorial Video by clicking on "Launch EchoPlayer." This video will help you navigate any course you may take online at IPFW.
  10. Review the instructions attached to your Online New Student Orientation notification to successfully complete this course.
  11. Log into the eLearning icon found in myIPFW to access your Online New Student Orientation course. 
  12. It has been reported that it takes anywhere from 1 to 1.5 hours to complete and you may stop and start at any time as your schedule allows. 
  13. Students must receive 100% on each quiz in order to open the next section. There are a total of 5 Sections.
  14. Register for classes:
    • Find your advisor's contact info at the end of Section 5 and set up an appointment.
    • Placement tests must be completed prior to your academic advising appointment.  Students who have dual credit in Math and/or English may not need to take placement tests. Simply check with the person you are meeting with for advising to see if placement tests are necessary.
  15. Pay tuition and fees or make arrangements for a payment plan by the published deadline.
  16. Buy your books and other needed materials at Follett's Bookstore.
  17. Spring classes begin January 14, 2013!