NOTE: A discounted rate is offered at the Holiday Inn-Boardman to guests visiting Youngstown State University for school-related business.
You can also choose to stay at one of the quaint bed and breakfasts located in Youngstown or the surrounding areas:
Advisement and Registration:
Academic advisement and registration are important parts of the first-year student orientation and will be conducted in individual or group sessions according to each academic college. During the advising sessions, an advisor will explain University and program requirements and assist you in deciding which courses to take during your first semester. Academic advisement is a "two-way street" and an opportunity for you to ask questions and discuss various options with an advisor. Please plan to be an active participant in your advising session. Since the information you will receive in the sessions prior to your advisement session is very important, you will not be permitted to register unless you attend all sessions scheduled during the orientation program.
Academic advisement and registration are not part of the Transfer Student Orientation (TSO) program. Transfer students receive a letter from the University Registrar stating their date of registration and academic college for advisement.
Orientation Costs and Refunds:
Please be aware that all first-year undergraduate and transfer students will be assessed a non-refundable processing/matriculation fee to cover costs incurred for the use of University facilities, the development of publications, orientation meals, and other program/registration costs. You cannot prepay this charge. It will be billed electronically to your account after the orientation program. You can view your account at MyYSU Portal. If you attend orientation but decide not to attend Youngstown State University, you are still responsible for paying the fee. The University reserves the right to change any fee without notice.
If you are interested in on-campus housing, applications are available online through the Office of Housing and Residence Life, or you may pick up an application in their office located on the first floor of Kilcawley House. For further information regarding housing and residence life call 330-941-3547.
Parking will be reserved in the M-1 parking deck located on Wick Avenue (unless otherwise noted in your SOAR/TSO email confirmation). When you arrive, advise the parking attendant so that you may park free of charge. Should you need further assistance, contact Parking Services at 330-941-7189.
Based on review of a student's ACT or SAT scores, all first-time, first-year students attending orientation may be required to take the COMPASS Mathematical Test (CMT), the English Composition Placement Test (CPT) and/or COMPASS Reading Test (CRT) before advisement and registration. Please refer to your SOAR invitation for your requirements.
The results of these tests will allow our academic advisors to place you in the appropriate English, Reading, and Mathematics courses. You should also be aware that certain majors will require Foreign Language coursework; students may opt to fulfill the Foreign Language requirement or place into an intermediate level course by taking the Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT).
For your convenience, the placements test are offered on several dates prior to the orientation programs. If you do not take these tests prior to your orientation program, you will not be permitted to register for classes. In addition, you will be required to take the CPT, CMT and/or CRT before the end of your first semester at YSU. If you are unable to attend your scheduled placement testing date or if you have special needs and require accommodations to take the tests, contact Comprehensive Testing Services at 330-941-1343 (or) 330-941-1343.
If you require special accommodations for test-taking, contact the Center for Student Progress, Disability Services at 330-941-1372.
Special Needs and Disabilities:
If you have a disability that will require special accommodations for test-taking or if you are a student with a documented physical, psychological, and/or learning disability (permanent or temporary), in order to receive educational modifications, you are required to register with the Center for Student Progress, Disability Services so that your disability may be accommodated. For further information call 330-941-1372 (or) 330-941-1534 (TTD)
If you or your guest require special accommodations (hearing, mobility, reserved parking) for the day you attend orientation, contact Orientation at 330-941-2131 prior to that date so that the appropriate arrangements can be made for your session.
Tuition and Fees:
A listing of the tentative tuition and fees for the current academic year as well as billing dates and payment deadlines can be found on-line through the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. Payment methods for tuition and fees include check, money order, credit card, financial aid, or a combination of these methods. If you need further assistance, please call 330-941-3505.