There are two parts to the Freshman Orientation and Advising Program (FOAP):
- the online orientation, which you are about to begin and
- a Freshman Advising Session
Because the orientation is designed to prepare you for the advising session, it is important that you read it carefully. Students who rush through it may find the advising session unnecessarily confusing.
After completing the orientation, call the Office of Student Services (225-675-8270) to sign up for the advising session.
At the advising session, you will schedule classes for the upcoming semester, receive a parking tag for your car (you must bring your license plate number), and have your student ID card made. You will also complete the Standardized Assessment of Information Literacy, SAILS. (See additional information below.) Because of all that you will accomplish during this session, you can expect it to last approximately 2 to 3 hours.
The Standardized Assessment of Information Literacy (SAILS) is multiple-choice test that will take approximately 25 minutes to complete. Your performance on this assessment is not graded. The sole purpose of this assessment is simply to give RPCC a clearer picture of its students' information literacy skills, including strengths and weaknesses. This information will enable the College to design related measures that will improve student learning. If you'd like to learn more about SAILS, you may go to Project SAILS.