We know the final stages of preparing to attend Truman can be intimidating and difficult to navigate. Check this page for answers to a few common questions.
If your question is not answered here, please reach out to the Office of Admission at 660-785-4114 or email@example.com.
- Check the letter included in your Pre-Orientation packet to be sure you are typing your username correctly.
- If you have previously logged into TruView, try logging in with your chosen password at truview.truman.edu. If you have not previously logged in, go to myaccount.truman.edu to set up your password.
- If you cannot remember your password or if you still cannot successfully login to TruView, go to the Password Reset website.
- If you have attempted items 1-3 and continue to receive an error message, contact the Office of Admission at 660-785-4114 or firstname.lastname@example.org!
The Academic Interest area on the Pre-Orientation Questionnaire asks you to identify and allows you to change your major. You can access the Pre-Orientation Questionnaire on your Accepted Student Tab on TruView.
We do not want to inadvertently recommend that you enroll in a course you have already taken, so we need to know what courses you have earned or will earn college credit for before the fall. So, we need you to list all the courses in the College Credit Section of the Pre-Orientation Questionnaire and send official transcripts after your final grades have been posted. You can use the College/University Transcript Request Form.
Summer Orientation FAQs
All first-year students are required to attend Summer Orientation. You will benefit greatly from attending orientation because it is during this time that you will enroll in classes for the fall semester. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to take care of many logistical details, such as having your picture taken for your student ID card. You will also be able to familiarize yourself with campus and meet some of your future classmates.
Yes. However, if you live in a state other than Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, or Nebraska, or were accepted to Truman after June 1, you have the option of attending the August session. International students will also attend the August Orientation Session. Please contact the Office of Admission if you have questions regarding your eligibility to attend orientation in August.
Of course! Orientation is designed to help you meet new people, starting with fellow incoming students. Take a chance by introducing yourself to people during orientation. You’ll probably find that a lot of people, like you, don’t know anyone on campus and are looking to make new friends or even just someone to say hello to.
You should register online (via TruView) for a Summer Orientation session preference as soon as you receive instructions by mail.
All sessions will provide you the same information, so please request the session with open seats which works best for you. Please do not make travel arrangements until you receive your session selection confirmation at the end of the online registration process.
Choosing an earlier Summer Orientation session will not give you access to more diverse course options. All orientation session provide the same course availability.
The student orientation fee is included within required fees. (See Tuition and Costs for more information on these fees). No additional fees will be assessed for guests attending Summer Orientation with a new student.
It is optional for your parents or guardians to attend Summer Orientation. During orientation, guests participate in a parallel program during which they have the opportunity to have their questions answered about various university resources available to students including Student Financial Services, Health and Wellness, and Student Life.
If you are interested in spending the night in Kirksville, you and your guests may choose to stay in a local hotel. A list of local hotels may be found on the Visit Kirksville website.
You may park in any blue or green lot on campus, with the exception of handicap spaces. A campus map is available online.
Foreign Language Placement FAQ
Yes. Our experience has been that many students change their minds and decide to continue with their studies in the same language. If this should happen to you, the placement score, your high school foreign language experience, and any college language courses you have completed will be used to place you in the appropriate level language course.
Students who have completed three or more years of foreign language courses have acquired skills above the entry level and therefore may not enroll in the Elementary I class of that language to earn credit at Truman.
If you do not feel prepared for Elementary II, you may choose to audit Elementary I or review Elementary I material over the summer before taking Elementary II.
There are several ways for you to demonstrate elementary or intermediate proficiency in a foreign language.
- Successful completion of a higher level course can waive the prerequisite courses. For example, credit for Elementary II will waive Elementary I. You can take these courses at Truman or transfer the courses from an accredited college or university (including through dual credit during high school).
- Once your arrive on campus, take the appropriate local waiver exam in Latin, Classical Greek, Russian, or German. If you pass the exam at the elementary level, you will satisfy the elementary proficiency requirement, but you will not receive any credit. Likewise, if you pass the exam at the intermediate level, you will satisfy the intermediate proficiency requirement. Note: The waiver exams are not the same as the online Pre-Orientation foreign language placement exams.
- Take the appropriate CLEP, AP, or IB exams to earn college-level foreign language credit. A wide selection of advanced college credit programs can be applied toward Truman’s foreign language requirements, and you can learn more online.
Yes. We prefer you still take the foreign language placement exam. Foreign language courses through different institutions can vary and we want to ensure that you are placed at the appropriate level of foreign language courses at Truman.
If you have taken Ancient Greek, Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, or Russian, we do not have an online placement exam for you to take. Once you are on campus, we will arrange for you to meet with faculty members from the Classical & Modern Languages Department to determine your appropriate placement.
If you have not had any foreign language experience, you do not need to take a foreign language placement exam. However, you will have to take a foreign language at Truman as there is a foreign language requirement in the Liberal Studies Program.
Mathematics Placement FAQ
Your placement recommendation will be determined by the Mathematics Department. The scores from your placement exam I, placement exam II, self-placement assessment, high school transcripts, and ACT/SAT math subscore will be used in the evaluation of your abilities. If after learning your placement you believe you have been inappropriately placed, you may discuss your options with the Mathematics Department during your Summer Orientation.
Every student at Truman must earn college credit for mathematics. Please reference the Degree Requirements page for information about specific classes that are required.