Meeting with your advisor
If you are placed in a remedial course and choose to take that course over the summer at a local community college, please alert the registrar’s office that you will be doing so! You will need to request that official transcripts are sent to DVC for these courses or any courses taken elsewhere if you are seeking to transfer credit.
If you have received AP Credits
Please make sure that your advisor and the registrar’s office are aware of this! If you have copies of your AP test scores, you can bring them with you to Orientation to discuss with your advisor.
Sign up for e2campus alerts!
It’s never too early, and you can have school closings, delays or emergency information sent via text message right to your phone.
Clear your transportation
If you are a freshman, you are not able to have a car on campus. If you are an upperclassman transfer student, you will need to register your car and purchase a parking pass from Security! If you are bringing a bike to campus, it also needs to be registered with Security.
Talk about what you/your parents expect to know
Because of FERPA laws, the registrar’s office cannot discuss academic progress with parents unless they have written consent from the student. A form is available that grants this permission. Judicial information is also included under FERPA. This is a separate waiver. However- the student can decide at any time to remove this permission.
Think about health insurance
Will you remain covered under your family’s plan? Every full-time student must be covered by health insurance. If you will remain on a family plan, you must waive school health insurance and provide proof of coverage. The school health insurance enrollment/waiver process will be open June 1. Coverage effective date is 8-1-2013 through termination date of 7-31-2014. Every full-time student must go online and enroll or waive. If you do not, you will be charged for the school insurance, which is non-refundable, and a registration hold will be placed on your account after August1. Go to: (DelVal website; Bursar or Health Services- insurance).
Visit your family doctor
All freshmen must have their physical exam forms filled out and returned to the health center before the start of school August 2013. Please visit Health Services on the college website and print out the physical examination forms. Be sure to complete these as soon as possible and return to: Delaware Valley College, Student Health Center, 700 E Butler Avenue, Doylestown, Pa. 18901.
If you have dietary restrictions
Talk to a representative from Parkhurst, our on campus dining services provider while you are at Orientation. They will do their best to meet your food needs on campus.
If you have a previously existing IEP, a documented learning difference or disability requiring special accommodations
Contact Sharon Malka, Learning Support Specialist. Telephone: 215.489.2490
Get your Gear!
Check your orientation materials, because the DelVal bookstore often provides coupons for discounts during Orientation Days.