Registration: Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Registration?

Registration is the first step in Oregon Tech’s three-phase New Wings program. Your Registration event is where you will meet with an advisor in your major and register for classes. All new students to the Klamath Falls campus must attend a Registration event. These events are designed to welcome you to campus and make sure you have the information you need to succeed.

What kinds of things will we be doing at Registration?

The main activities for the day will include:

  • Placement Testing (if necessary)
  • Advising
  • Registration
  • Information

I’m a transfer (or non-traditional, etc.) student. I’ve done all of this at my previous college. Do I have to do it all again?

Registration is the event where you will meet with an advisor in your major and register for Fall classes. All new students to the Klamath Falls campus attend a Registration event in order to meet with an advisor. We want to make sure that you know the ins and out at Oregon Tech and that you are in the best possible position to be successful here.

What if I can’t come to any of the Registration date? What if I can’t travel to Klamath Falls?

We strongly encourage all new students to come for a summer Registration event, but if you are unable to make it to campus for a summer event, then we encourage you to attend the last event just before classes begin. For more information, please contact Admissions at 541.885.1150 or at 800.422.2017, ext. 1

Why do I have to complete placement tests?

In order for us to help you succeed in your classes and as a condition of admission, all new students must complete any necessary placement exams and all freshmen must submit a copy of SAT I or ACT scores that are no more than 3 years old. These test are used to assist your advisor in placing you in the appropriate classes. Failure to complete necessary testing will complicate your registration process. We want you to do your best on the placement test. We especially recommend studying for the math test section of the test. In our experience,many students under-prepare for the math test, and subsequently feel frustrated by a placement which they believe is too low. We advise that, prior to your test date, you review math concepts which you've previously learned. You may access sample math test questions on Oregon Tech's math department page.

Do I need placement tests? / Which placement tests do I need?

See the Testing Information Sheet included in your letter for all the details, but here's an overview:


If you are not a transfer student, you will need testing.

If you are a transfer student (36 or more transferable credits) with credit for WRI 121 and all the math (or at least 251) completed successfully for your major, you do not need to test.

Math: You don't have to test for math if you have completed the math for you major or are transferring in credit for Math 251.

Writing: You don't have to test for writing if we have your SAT or ACT scores taken within the last three years or if you have successfully completed WRI 121 at another college.

Reading: You don't have to test for reading you have successfully completed 36 or more transferable college-level credits.

I'm a transfer student. Why should I have to test at Oregon Tech?

In order for us to help you succeed in your classes and as a condition of admission, all new-to-Oregon Tech students must complete any necessary placement exams. These tests are used to assist your advisor in placing you in the appropriate classes. Failure to complete necessary testing will complicate your registration process. We feel it is essential for students to register for the correct classes to have the best possible chance to succeed. For example, if you took Math 100 at another college, that college's curriculum for Math 100 may not sequence well with Oregon Tech's Math 111; the grading standards of the other college's Math 100 may not have assured your competency; or, you may have forgotten much of what you learned in Math 100. In any of these cases, you would not be ready to succeed in Oregon Tech's Math 111.

Do I need to bring anything for testing (i.e. calculator, pencil)?

No. Calculators are not allowed. Scratch paper and pencils will be provided, if needed.

Are my parents/other family members welcome to attend?

Yes! There is a special Family Session scheduled for parents, guardians, and other family member during Registration events.

Do my parents/guardians have to attend?

No, but they are welcome to attend and there are special activities scheduled for family members during Registration events.

How long will the event last?

Check-In begins at 7:30am and attendees should plan to be engaged in activities until 3:00pm. Some students get done before 3:00pm, but we can’t guarantee exactly what time you’ll finish your registration activities, so it’s best to plan to be here until around 3:00pm.

Where and when do I check in?

You will get an email one week prior to your Registration event that will provide you with details regarding the event! Check-In begins at 7:30am and the Welcome Session begins at 8:00am in the College Union building. If you have questions, please email or call Admissions at 541.885.1150.

Where can I stay if I would like to arrive the evening before my Registration Event starts?

For more information regarding overnight stays, please contact Admissions at 541.885.1150.

What do I need to bring?

You won’t need much! Lunch is provided for the new student, any family members will need to purchase lunch. We also suggest that you bring money for shopping in The Tech Nest Bookstore. Also, if you received an information packet from the Integrated Student Health Center before your Registration Event, bring those completed forms with you. If you have not yet received your packet, don’t worry, you can pick one up at your event!

Will my classes be available?

Class availability is best during the earlier Registration events. However, as part of each Registration event, all new students will meet with an advisor in their major to determine the best class schedule for their program. The advisor can address any scheduling concerns.

What if I’m not sure what I want to study?

No problem! We will have General Studies advisors on hand to help you register for classes. Academic Advisors can help you plan a course of action.

Where do I stay? / What is there to do? / Where should I eat? / How do I get there? Etc.

Visit Discover Klamath or call Admissions at 541.885.1150.

Registration Dates:

Check-In begins at 7:30am, Welcome Starts at 8:00am

Klamath Falls Campus:

  • Saturday, May 30th, 2015
  • Friday, June 19th, 2015
  • Friday, July 17th, 2015
  • Friday, August 7th, 2015

Honolulu, Hawaii:

  • Monday, June 22nd, 2015