New Student Orientation is a two-part program designed to introduce incoming freshmen to life at EMU and take care of the business of starting your EMU career. Orientation begins in the spring with a one-day Fast Track session and continues in September with First Four, your four day welcome week/campus acclimation process, which starts with move-in day and concludes with the start of classes. If you have been admitted to EMU as a freshman, you will receive registration information by mail. Registering for Orientation is the official way to notify us that you've decided to attend Eastern!
Yes. Attending both Fast Track and First Four is vital to ensuring your successful transition to EMU! Note: if you live outside of the mid-west United States and are unable to attend Fast Track in person, please complete the online registration form and you will receive alternative instructions for academic advising and fall course registration.
Yes! Our family programs provide valuable information regarding financial, business, academic and community support resources, as well as guidance to help prepare for the transition to college, including changing relationships, family expectations, and student development during the college years. A maximum of two parent or family members may attend Fast Track (child care is not provided), up to four guests may attend the first day of First Four.
No. For incoming freshmen, the cost for Orientation is included in the $350 New Student Fee assessed to your student account at the beginning of your first semester at EMU.
Please log back into the registration system (use the form on the right side of this page) and navigate to the date selection page and choose a different date. Click “Save and continue” to finish your registration change.
Please log back into the registration system (use the form on the right side of this page) and navigate to the last page. You will see your chosen Fast Track date.
Students who score between 16 and 18 on the math portion of the ACT will take the math placement exam at Fast Track. For questions regarding math placement, please contact the Math Department at 734-487-4474 or visit their website at emich.edu/math/placement/.
If your ACT math sub-score is 19 or more, or your SAT math sub-score is 520 or more, you will not take the math placement test during your Fast Track session. These scores indicate that your math placement is college level mathematics, and you will find out what MATH course you place in to during your Fast Track advising appointment. If at that point you wish to try to place higher than your initial math placement, then you can make arrangements to take the math placement test during walk-in hours. Go to emich.edu/math/placement/ for hours, location, and information. Only students with a math ACT sub-score will be required to take the math placement test during Fast Track.
You may bring up to two guests with you to Fast Track. If you would like to change the number of guests, please log back into the Fast Track registration form (located on the right side of this page) and update your guests.
You and your family will be together during several portions of the day, including the General Education and Academic Experience session, the Resource Fair, and the Campus/Residence Hall Tour. The remaining portions of the day students and families will have separate schedules. Please see the Parent & Family schedule and the Student schedule for the day for more details.
If your GPA is 3.5 or greater and your ACT composite is 25 or greater, or if you competed in the Presidential Scholarship Competition, you will be placed into the Honors group at Fast Track. During Fast Track, you will receive more information about applying to The Honors College, and you will be advised by Honors College academic advisors, who will be able to advise you on your program requirements and share with you how you can incorporate an Honors College experience at EMU. To learn more about the Honors College or to apply, please visit emich.edu/honors.
Yes! Please send an email with your name and the date you have registered to attend Fast Track to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call our office at 734-487-1208.
If you have questions regarding Financial Aid, please visit emich.edu/finaid. Or you may visit Service EMU, our one stop shop for questions regarding Financial Aid, Student Business Services, and Records and Registration, when you attend Fast Track.
Please log in to the registration form at the right side of the page and fill out the special accommodations section. If you would like to speak with someone about your accommodations, please call the Orientation office at 734-487-1208.
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