All new students are strongly encouraged to attend one of the Summer Advising and Registration days offered between May and August each year. This is an excellent opportunity for new students to:
Students begin the day by taking the ACT COMPASS placement tests in Reading, Writing, and Math, as needed. This is NOT a pass/fail test but is a very useful tool that has been used successfully at Lees-McRae College for many years to determine each student’s skills and knowledge in these three areas. This information is used, in conjunction with SAT/ACT test scores and high school transcript information, to place each student in the classes best suited to his or her needs. The COMPASS placement tests are taken on the computer and are untimed so that students may work at their own pace to demonstrate their abilities. Sample questions and test-taking tips may be found at the ACT website. The calculator available on the computer may be used for the math test and scratch paper and pencil will be provided.
Note: Students with documented disabilities requiring testing accommodations should contact the Coordinator of Disability Services, Ms. Faith Shaffner, via email at least two weeks prior to testing in order to make the necessary arrangements.
Students will be advised by trained faculty and peer advisors in the afternoon and will be registered for their Fall classes. This will allow the student to purchase the necessary supplies for their college studies well in advance in order to be prepared for a successful start to their college career.
Please note: Most college courses require the purchase of one or more textbooks or other resources. Students are expected to come to the first day of class with those resources in hand. The late purchase of books for any course can cause a student to fall behind and struggle to regain the momentum he/she needs to be academically successful. Therefore, please purchase your course texts in a timely manner and come to the first day of classes prepared.
Parents and family members will have the opportunity to meet with a wide variety of Lees-McRae College faculty and staff and have any outstanding questions answered during the Summer Advising and Registration day. The Office of Student Financial Services will be on hand to take care of any final paperwork necessary to smooth the transition to college and both students and their families will have the opportunity to round off their day with a visit to a residence hall room. In addition, parents and family members will have the opportunity to see some of the local area and attractions via guided and self-guided tours in the early afternoon.