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Preparing For Kutztown

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Registering for New Student Orientation is just the first step in coming to campus. Completing the following tasks will help to prepare you for your start as a KU student. Do these before arriving for your orientation experience.

1). Take the Placement Assessments

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania seeks to maximize your success as a student by taking steps toward ensuring your proper course placement in Mathematics. All students are required to take the Math Placement Assessment. The Math Assessment is available now.

For those students interested in studying a foreign language, there is also the Modern Language Placement. This placement is only for students with previous language experience who want to continue studying that same language.

2)Activate and Use Your KU Email

After paying the $275 Advance Registration Deposit, students will receive an official KU student email account. Activate this account right away with the user name  and password supplied by the Office of Admissions. Read your email daily! Connect your personal email to your KU email account. You'll need your user name and password at orientation. (ex. and your password).

3). Know your username and password for Orientation

You will be using MyKU or other systems like D2L at orientation. Be prepared with your user name and password and bring your cell phone. BearNet (the Wi-Fi service on campus) requires you to log in with your KU username and password. 

4). Prepare for Academic Advising

Use MyKU to browse future course offerings and begin organizing your ideas for conversations with your advisor at orientation.Exploring the course options available to you before attending your orientation session will improve your advising experience at KU.


Learn what you can do with your major. The Office of Career Development has great resources to assist you in finding the right career for you.