If you elected to take remedial (or other) coursework at a local community college over the summer, make sure you have official transcripts sent to the registrar's office so they are aware you have completed the requirement. You will need to request that official transcripts are sent to DelVal for these courses or any courses taken elsewhere if you are seeking to transfer credit.
If you have received AP Credits from AP testing, make sure those scores have been sent to the registrar's office. You can request they be sent from College Board.
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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. Register online.
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. A waiver that can be signed and returned was included in your Orientation folder.
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 is open now through August 1. Coverage effective date is August 1, 2013 through termination date of July 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 August 1.
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 2012. 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 a previously existing IEP, a documented learning difference or disability requiring special accommodations, contact Sharon Malka, learning support specialist, at 215.489.2490 or MalkaS@delval.edu.
If you will be living on campus, prepare for your big move to the residence halls in August. Read our checklist to know what you should bring and what you shouldn't bring to campus.
Contact your roommate. You will be finding out who your roommate is in July. Don't hesitate to contact this person. Discuss what they are bringing and what you are bringing. Remember, there's not enough space for two large TV's in one room! Talk to your roommate and make a plan before you move in. Target, Bed Bath and Beyond and other large chain retailers have "Dorm Room Essentials" all summer long! Look for sales.