Valpo students repeatedly share what a positive impact FOCUS has on their start to life at Valpo. It helps them feel more comfortable, learn more about their academic programs, find their way around campus, and discover resources they didn’t even know existed before coming to FOCUS. FOCUS is required of all new students and is highly recommended for parents/guardians of first-year students. We can’t wait to meet you at FOCUS!


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January 2020 FOCUS Schedules:

Domestic Undergraduate Student Schedule

International Undergraduate Student Schedule

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2020 FOCUS

For students starting at Valpo January 2020:

January 6


For students starting at Valpo August 2020:
(registration opens in February)

June 8-9
June 11-12
June 15-16
June 18-19
June 22-23

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For those coming to FOCUS on January 6, complete math and world language placement online before January 2. Placements determine at what level you begin instruction in that subject at Valpo. See the Placement Assessments page for more information and links to do your assessments.