Attend Orientation

New Student Orientation is now offered online as part of the college’s response to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

New Student Orientation is required for students planning to complete a college transfer degree or a career training degree and/or certificate who have not previously attended college. Students who have previously attended college are welcome to attend, but not required. 

Exceptions to New Student Orientation

Students in the programs below have their own orientations and should contact their department for more information by clicking the link:

At New Student Orientation you will:

  • Meet with Advisors to register for classes
  • Explore degrees, programs, and resources
  • Connect with financial aid
  • Learn how to navigate ctcLink
  • Go on a campus tour (limited dates)

Prepare for Orientation

To complete the advising and registration portion of orientation, bring your:

  • ctcLink ID number (EMPLID)
  • Placement Test Scores (You have options! Bring your test scores from NSC or another college, transcripts from another college, High School transcript, SAT, ACT, AP, IB, SBAC, IELTS, or TOEFL scores.)*
  • Unofficial College Transcripts (if applicable)

*Test scores and/or previous math courses being used for Math placement must be from within the last year. For information on English, please go to English Placement; previous college-level English classes do not expire for credit.

Online Orientation

If you are unable to attend an orientation on campus, you may complete the orientation online.


Orientation Schedule — 2.5 hours

  1. Campus Tour (limited dates – see below) – 30 minutes
  2. Learn about funding options, programs and degrees, campus resources, and additional college information – 1 hour
  3. Academic advising and class registration – 1 hour

Questions about orientation?

Contact Jillian Fisher at

Upcoming Orientation Sessions

All sessions held in room HS1637A (Health Sciences and Student Resources building). To register for orientation, select a session from the list below.

Please see our online New Student Orientation.