SPED 501 is a new post-bac student orientation all newly admitted students are required to attend prior to starting the program. It covers technology support and training of basic skills that new students need in order to participate in the online/hybrid program format. It also provides an opportunity for new students to meet each other, their professors, advisor, and other program faculty. Applicants must register for SPED 501 AFTER they have been accepted into the program. More information will be provided upon admittance to the program.

If orientation requires a face-to-face meeting, candidates residing on neighbor islands would receive a small travel stipend (about $170) after attending to help offset costs of flying to Oahu.