When are the Thorobreds New Student Orientation scheduled for this year?

New Student Orientation for the Fall 2014 semester is: Friday, June 20 or Friday, July 18 from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

What is the cost of the Thorobreds New Student Orientation and what do I get for that fee?

The non-refundable Thorobreds New Student Orientation fee is $35 and provides:

  • Meals for one student and one guest.
  • Session materials and resources for one student.
  • Parking privileges for one vehicle.

What  happens if I do not register and complete a Thorobreds New Student Orientation?

You will not have the opportunity to register for your courses nor will you have the opportunity to take advantage of the fast-track services provided within the session.  In other words, you will seriously jeopardize your ability to successfully transition in to the Kentucky State University Thorobred Family.

How do I register for a Thorobreds New Student Orientation?

We highly recommend that you register here on our website, and you will receive an electronic confirmation of your registration.

How do I pay the registration fee for the Thorobreds New Student Orientation session?

Registration fees for those students registering online are payable upon arrival to your selected session.  Registration fees for those not registering online should be mailed/submitted with the printable forms.  We do not accept personal checks. Acceptable forms of payment include cash, certified checks, or money orders payable to: Kentucky State University.

Why is the Thorobreds New Student Orientation mandatory?

The overarching goal of your Thorobreds New Student Orientation session is to ensure that you complete a successful academic and social transition into the Kentucky State University family.   Student completing the sessions will be provided with the critical opportunity to complete all of the necessary processes involved in this transition and, typically be ready to move into a respective residence hall and begin classes on the first day without any further necessary preparation.

What and Where are available hotels and should we prepare to spend the night in Frankfort?

Generally speaking, students and families from within the immediate proximity of Frankfort will find no need for an overnight stay.  On the other hand, depending on the distance that you will travel, we have found that most families prefer to take advantage of the weekend sessions to become better acclimated to the University and surrounding community.  Families desiring to do so will find the following websites extremely helpful in lovating hotels, dining, entertaingment, and other attractions within the city of Frankfort:

What are the things that I need to do in order to complete the Thorobreds New Student Orientation?

The first and primary step that you must complete is to select and register for one of the two Thorobreds New Student Orientation sessions.  Additionally, it is critical to remember that the sessions will afford you an opportunity to finalize all of the necessary processes for completing your enrollment at Kentucky State University.  Be sure to access and use our Thorobred New Student Orientation Checklist to ensure that your full transition is successful and rewarding.

What are the Placement Tests and why are they required?

In accordance with our commitment to fully serve our students, all incoming freshmen must have their mathematics, reading, English and writing skills evaluate by means of the ACT, the SAT, or the university’s in-house placement exams.  Students who show need will be placed in developmental courses to help them fully prepare for college. For example, students with an ACT math sub-score below 19 or SAT math score below 460 must take the mathematics placement test.

What are the Developmental Courses and why are they required?

Developmental Courses are valuable, important parts of the college experience for those student who require them.  Studies indicate that students who pass their developmental classes tend to do slightly better as a group in passing college entry level coursework that students who have not had developmental experiences.

Moreover, because of the reviews of grammar and basic math and reading skills undertaken in developmental courses, some graduating seniors and even graduate students have asked to take such courses.  The skills gained in developmental courses serve as a strong foundation for subsequent college and professional work.  Contact the Academics with Attitude Office for additional questions: 502-597-5925.

How do I know that I will be placed in a Developmental Course?

The criteria for placement in such courses are based on policies of the oversight board for all of Kentucky’s public universities, the Council on Postsecondary Education.  All students attending college in the public university system of Kentucky are subject to similar placement policies.  Kentucky State University adheres carefully to the Council’s policies and strongly believes these courses will help students succeed.  Most students who come to Kentucky State University need at least one developmental course.

Math Placement
Students admitted to Kentucky State University as beginning freshmen and who have scored below 19 on the math section of the ACT or below 460 on the math section of the SAT must be given a mathematics placement test to determine if they can be placed in a course about MAT 095. Prior to enrollment, all students with a 19 or above will be given the opportunity to take a placement test to ensure appropriate placement in mathematics courses

English and Reading Placement
Initial placement in English courses is based on ACT sub-scores (or comparable SAT scores).  English placement is based on the following ACT/SAT scores:

ACT Reading sub-score of 15 or below: ENG 088 followed by ENG 103
ACT Reading sub-score of 16-18: ENG 103
ACT English sub-score of 15 or below: ENG 089 followed by ENG 099
ACT English sub-score of 16-17: ENG 099
ACT English sub-score above 17: ENG 101
SAT Verbal score of 350 and below: ENG 088 and ENG 089 followed by ENG 099 and ENG 103
SAT Verbal score of 351-399: ENG 099 and ENG 103
SAT Essay score of 4 or below: ENG 089
SAT Essay score of 5 or 6: ENG 099
SAT Essay score of 7 or above: ENG 101

Contact the Academics with Attitude Office for additional questions: 502-597-5925.

How do I receive credit for a Developmental Course?

While credit hours for developmental courses numbered below 100 are factored into the grade point average, they do not fulfill liberal studies requirements of the university and do not count towards graduation.  To graduate with an associate’s or bachelor’s degree, a certain number of accumulated credit hours are require.  Most courses at Kentucky State University count for 3 or 4 credit hours toward graduation.  The developmental courses numbered below 100 are transition courses to liberal studies requirements at the university and are factored into the grade point average, but they do not themselves fulfill liberal studies requirements nor do their credit hours count toward graduation.  (However, the credit hours for ENG 103, a developmental reading course, do count towards graduation.)

Contact the Academics with Attitude Office for additional questions: 502-597-5925.

What about a developmental course that I have already completed at another institution?

Developmental courses taken at accredited institutions elsewhere will be considered in the university’s placement decision only if adequate documentation (transcript and course descriptions) is provided to the Office of Admissions.

Contact the Academics with Attitude Office for additional questions: 502-597-5925.

How do we drive to Kentucky State University?

From the West

  • I-64 East towards Frankfort
  • Take exit 58 onto Highway 127 to Frankfort
  • Turn right onto Highway 676 East West Connector (at the third traffic light)
  • Turn left onto Martin Luther King Drive (at the second traffic light)
  • Continue straight onto campus via the west entrance

From the East

  • I-64 West towards Frankfort
  • Take Exit 58 and continue right onto Versailles Road
  • Turn left onto Highway 676 East West Connection (at the third traffic light)
  • Turn right onto Martin Luther King Drive (at the second traffic light)
  • Continue straight onto campus via the west entrance

 

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