What Is Passport?
At Passport students will receive important information about starting their journey at ACU and will meet fellow students and professors. They will also complete placement testing, receive academic advising and finalize their fall schedule. At Passport, upperclassmen, faculty and staff will help students construct a rewarding itinerary for the fall semester.
Frequently Asked Questions:
- Why must students attend?
- Should parents attend?
- Who will help me decide on a major and my class schedule?
- Is a health record required?
- What about students with disabilities?
- What is the cost?
- What are the directions to campus? maps?
- When does Welcome Week begin?
- Meet fellow students.
- Finalize your fall schedule.
- Meet faculty and staff from your area of academic interest.
- Reserve your books for the fall semester.
- Meet residential life staff.
- Complete important academic and student life business (ID card, parking permit, and more).
- Attend informative sessions concerning financial aid, academic and student life programs, and services.
- Have your questions answered about courses, spiritual life, billing or anything else you can think of!
We have special sessions designed to introduce parents and family members to ACU, as well as assist them in preparing for the challenges and changes as a result of a student's enrollment in a university. Parents often have many questions regarding their student's new experiences, and sessions are designed to offer answers in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. While some sessions will be student/parent sessions, others will run concurrent to the student sessions.
It is important that parents plan to attend these parent-only sessions. Parents attending in years past have found their sessions to be informative and helpful.
Advising is a central component of your ACU experience, because it promotes the achievement of your educational and personal goals. At Passport, you'll learn about the core curriculum and specific majors. If you aren't sure about your major, you'll have the opportunity to begin exploring your options by attending academic department meetings of your choice and participating in a Discovery Workshop. Every student will receive comprehensive advising through both department and individual advising sessions.
On Tuesday morning, freshmen will meet one-on-one with their academic advisor to finalize their fall schedule. Please plan to be on campus until noon on Tuesday.
A completed Student Immunization Form with record of immunization for Meningitis, MMR, and Tetanus as well as a completed TB screening questionnaire is required and should be submitted by August 1 to the Admissions Office, at the address on the form. Failure to submit a completed health record will result in the student being dropped from all registered classes and will prevent registration for classes until the Form is received.
ACU is committed to full participation of parents or students with disabilities. If you have any disability-related needs for Passport, please contact the Admissions Office at 800-460-6228. All services to students with disabilities are coordinated through Alpha Scholars Program. Please contact an Alpha representative at 325-674-2275 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
The orientation fee of $200 covers both Passport and Welcome Week programs. This fee includes Passport meals from Monday lunch through Tuesday breakfast. It also covers all program costs and materials for students and parents. Students do not need to send in any money; the orientation fee is a one-time charge added to each new student's account. All new students are required to attend Passport and Welcome Week.
For directions, maps, and travel information, visit our ACU Visitors page.
Welcome Week is from August 19 - August 23, 2014. It will be an experience you'll never forget!