Welcome to Muhlenberg
Class of 2020
June Advising will take place during five days set aside in June for incoming first-year students and their families to get to know the Lehigh Valley, the Muhlenberg campus and faculty, and future classmates and friends. The dates for the Class of 2020 are June 1, 2, 6, 8, and 9.
Prepare for your June Advising visit
- In early May, expect a letter from Michael Huber, Dean of Academic Life. Included with this letter will be a packet of information for both you and your parents.
We believe that most of your questions will be answered by the materials in this packet. However, if you have any questions, please call Lori Flatto at 484-664-3130.
- You will also receive a letter regarding health forms from the Health Center. If you do not receive a separate packet from the Health Center by May 17, please call 484-664-3130.
- Return the postcard by May 17 and read through the Welcome To Muhlenberg booklet.
Complete the rsvp postcard on the front of the booklet that you received by mail and return it to the college by May 17 to ensure your appointment or call the office at 484-664-3130 to reschedule your day, if necessary. Highlight that day on your calendar and call the office as soon as possible should any conflicts arise.
- Examine the First-Year Seminars being offered
First-year students are required to roster one First-Year Seminar, either in the fall or the spring semester. Carefully read each description in the First-Year Seminars Brochure and choose eight seminars. Rank your eight choices in order of your preference. Make sure that you would be comfortable taking all of your eight selected seminars. (If you are a Muhlenberg Scholar, DANA Scholar or RJ Fellow, you will be pre-assigned to the appropriately designated First-Year Seminar.)
- Familiarize yourself with the General Academic Requirements for the Class of 2020.
Taking a course that fulfills a requirement is a great idea. You are not only completing a graduation requirement but also gaining insight into which topics you might like to pursue even further. Note: If you have taken a College Board Achievement Test, Advanced Placement Test or International Baccalaureate exam or believe that you can demonstrate the required level of your proficiency in a subject area, see “Exemptions from Requirements” on pages 7-9 of the Welcome To Muhlenberg booklet. If you have any questions about proficiency level, please contact the department chair by calling 484-664-3100 or talk with a representative from the department during June Advising. Possible exemptions and/or credit may be granted.
- Look at the Courses for First Year Students list and build a tentative fall schedule
For further descriptions, consult the Muhlenberg Course Catalog. Pick four (4) preferred courses (including a seminar and a foreign language) and three alternate courses from the list. Write these selections down and bring them with you to your advising session. The College suggests that incoming students take four courses during their first semester. However, you may register for the maximum of four and a half course units to include special experiences like Applied Music or Dance which are half units. Be certain to choose some alternate courses in the event that your first choices are unavailable.
- Complete the on-line placement questionnaires and exams from April 23 to May 22.
- Complete the online Mathematics Placement Questionnaire and Exam
- Complete the online Foreign Language Placement Questionnaire
- Read about the Mentor Network Program
- Read the information and decide if you would like to apply for the program.
- Advance online applications for the course are due May 31. There will also be an opportunity to apply during June Advising.