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Navigate: New Student Checklist

This checklist will help  prepare you for Armstrong orientation. Please complete the steps before you attend your Navigate session.

Step 1: Log in to the Port of Armstrong

The Port of Armstrong is your gateway to most of the technology resources you will need as a student at Armstrong.

Inside the Port you can:

Step 2: Submit Your New Student Enrollment Payment

This payment will secure your spot at Armstrong for Spring 2018 and allow you to register for Navigate. Navigate is Armstrong’s new student orientation program where you spend time on campus learning about academic services and life outside the classroom, and meet with an academic advisor to receive your course schedule. The payment is nonrefundable.

To submit your New Student Enrollment Payment: Log in to your Port of Armstrong account at and choose Touchnet Bill Pay System from the Student Services menu. Navigate to the eDeposits tab, select your entry term. Then proceed with payment.

Step 3: Apply for Housing

Hurry! Priority is given to those who apply early.  Apply for Housing in the Port of Armstrong

Click on the Register tab in the Port to complete your housing application

Step 4: Confirm Your Documents

Remember that the admissions office must receive any outstanding documents before you can start taking classes.  To verify that all of your required documents have been received check your admissions holds.  A hold on your account could mean you still need to turn in:

If you have any questions regarding any admissions holds, contact the Office of Admissions at 912.344.2503

Step 5: Confirm Your Financial Aid Progress

For step-by-step information to ensure your financial aid will be ready when classes begin, please review the Financial Aid Roadmap.

Step 6: Complete your Foreign Language Placement Exam

Complete a placement exam in French or Spanish to determine where you will begin your foreign language study at Armstrong.

Courses beyond French or Spanish 1001 (level 1) are required for many majors and can apply to core curriculum requirements for students pursuing any major.

Use the following link to take your Foreign Language Placement Exam. Allow up to 30 minutes to complete your exam. Prior to your attendance at Navigate, an Armstrong staff member will pull your scores to help create your course schedule. NOTE: You will need your 907 number to proceed through the exam.

Step 7: What to Bring to Navigate

To help you prepare for your Navigate session, the list below are items that you are suggested to bring to Navigate with you.

We look forward to meeting you at NAVIGATE!