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Orientation & Placement TestingWelcome Event | Disability Services

During CSI you can experience what UMBC has to offer before the rest of the crowd arrives! You’ll meet faculty, staff and peers who can help you throughout your college career and you’ll learn your way around campus and the surrounding area. Since UMBC is located just south of Baltimore, MD and just north of Washington DC, you will get a chance to explore both of these cities through the CSI program.

Orientation & Placement Testing

Once you are admitted to UMBC, you will receive instructions regarding how to register for orientation as well as how to register for math, reading, and writing online placement tests. If you plan to participate in the CSI program, it is REQUIRED that you attend orientation during the month of June prior to the start of the CSI program in early July (see calendar for dates). To learn more about registering for orientation, please visit the Undergraduate Orientation website.

It is also imperative that you complete the online placement tests. We recommend that you prepare for these tests and take them seriously as the results will be used to place you in the appropriate Math and English courses. You MUST complete the placement tests prior to attending orientation and prior to the start of the CSI program as these tests will determine if students place into MATH106, MATH 150 or ENGL100 which are offered as part of the CSI program. These tests will also help you make the best choices in planning your schedule, not only for CSI, but for the fall semester. You will register for fall courses when you attend Orientation, which as stated earlier, must take place during the month of June. Full details on placement testing and sample tests are provided on the Learning Resources Center website. If you need special testing accommodations because of a disability, please contact Student Support Services at (410) 455-3250 as soon as possible.

Welcome Event

Information regarding the start of the CSI program will be posted mid-spring. Check back for updates.

 Disability Services

Student Support Services (SSS) provides services for students with disabilities at UMBC. In order to receive accommodation services, students are encouraged to register with SSS as soon as possible. Students registered with SSS may qualify for additional tutoring, academic, and counseling services. In order to register with SSS, please contact them at (410) 455-3250 as soon as possible. Please make sure to mention that you will be registering with Student Support Services in your CSI application.  This information will be kept confidential and only accessed by the Program Coordinator.

Note: **Information regarding housing / commuting options for CSI 2015 are coming soon.

For More Information, Please Contact:

Laila Shishineh

Assistant Director of FYE

lailams@umbc.edu | (410) 455-3737

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