New Student Orientation (NSO)

Statement of Advising Practice

During IPFW New Student Orientation, administrators, advisors, faculty and staff will meet with students and their families to share information that will be helpful to students in choosing their classes. Some of the topics that students and their families will learn about in these groups advising sessions include:  

  • How to read and understand the Bulletin and Schedule of Classes.
  • How to interpret placement test scores and how to use those scores to choose appropriate courses.
  • What IPFW's six General Education Areas are and where to find the list of courses approved to meet IPFW's General Education Requirements.
  • What classes are suggested and appropriate for a freshman to take his/her first semester.
  • How many credits you will need to enroll in to be considered a full-time student.
  • What MAP-WORKS is and how it will help you to be more successful in college.
  • What to do if you have earned transfer credit, AP credit, or have taken college level courses while a high school student.
  • What to do if you have taken two or more years of a foreign language in high school and you want to enroll in a foreign language class at IPFW.
  • How to choose appropriate classes for your first semester.
  • How to register for classes using MyIPFW.
  • How to schedule an appointment with your advisor.

Students will use this information to choose appropriate classes for their first semester.