Q: What is ROAD?
ROAD is the first step in Oregon Tech's three-phase New Wings
program. This program is designed to position incoming students for
successful beginnings at Oregon Tech through summer ROAD, Hootie's Haloo
in September, and an invitation to enroll in ACAD (Academic Success)
courses in the fall.
ROAD is the event 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 ROAD event. ROAD is designed to welcome you to campus and make sure you have the information you need to succeed.
Q: What kinds of things will we be doing at ROAD?
A: Main Activities: Testing, Advising, Registration
Q: 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?
ROAD 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 ROAD events. ROAD is designed to welcome you to campus and make sure that you are all set for your term of entry to Oregon Tech. 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.
Q: What if I can't come to any of the ROAD dates?/ What if I can't travel to Klamath Falls?
A: We strongly encourage all new students to come for a summer ROAD 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.
Q: 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.
Q: 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.
Q: 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.
Q: Do I need to bring anything for testing (i.e. calculator, pencil)?
A: No. Calculators are not allowed. Scratch paper and pencils will be provided, if needed.
Q: Are my parents/other family members welcome to attend?
A: Yes! There is a special Family Session scheduled for parents, guardians, and other family members during ROAD.
Q: Do my parents/guardians have to attend?
A: No, but they are welcome to attend and there are special activities scheduled for family members during ROAD.
Q: How long will the event last?
A: Check-In begins at 8:00am and attendees should plan to be engaged in activities until 6:00pm. Some students get done before 6:00pm, but we can't guarantee exactly what time you will finish your registration activities, so it's best to plan to be here until 6:00pm.
Q: Where and where do I check in?
Check the ROAD information sent to you via snail mail for details or give us a call for more information. 541-885-1791 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: Where can I stay if I would like to arrive the evening before ROAD starts?
A: Our Residence Hall is available for overnight reservations if you would like to travel the night before the event. For more information, call the Housing Office at 541-885-1094.
Q: What do I need to bring?
If you are staying in our Residence Hall, you should check with them regarding what you will need. Their phone number is 541-885-1094. Otherwise, we would recommend bringing money for food, shopping in The Tech Nest bookstore, etc. You will also need to bring your completed information packet for Oregon Tech's Integrated Student Health Center (this was sent to you by postal mail).
Q: Will my classes be available?
A: Class availability is best during the early ROAD events. However, as a part of ROAD, 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.
Q: What if I'm not sure of what I want to study?
A: No problem. We will have General Studies advisors on hand to help you register for classes. Also, you will have the opportunity to speak with advisors who can help you plan a course of action.
Q: Where do I stay?/What is there do to?/Where should I eat?/How do I get there?/etc.
Visit Discover Klamath
. Remember, the Residence Hall is also offering overnight accommodations for all ROAD events.