The First-Year Dashboard

Getting Started

The First-Year Dashboard is a secure system Gettysburg uses to gather information about our incoming students so we can be ready for you when you arrive. You will be asked to provide information about your academic interests, any credits you are bringing with you from previous study, insurance, your family, etc. In addition to providing information, you will also be asked to take the appropriate placement test(s) and complete information regarding financial authorizations and responsibilities. 

Access First-Year Dashboard

Students must complete the First-Year Dashboard by June 5, 2023 in order to be able to register for classes on June 21.

Parts of the Dashboard can be time consuming. We would encourage you to start early and allow time over multiple days to complete all sections thoroughly. 

For some students, it may be helpful to have your parents/guardians available to help with sections regarding health insurance and emergency contacts. 

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GETTing College Ready

GETTing College Ready is the summer engagement series for new Gettysburg College students. These events are for incoming First-Year students, transfer students, and their families to learn more about the transition to Gettysburg College, ask questions about upcoming deadlines and processes, and get acquainted with the offices, programs, and opportunities that are available to new students. Events will include sessions on how to register for courses, how to find a job on campus, what the residential experience is like (including a look at our residence halls), and a chance to meet other students.

Offerings and registration information can be found on the Schedule page.