New Student Orientation is mandatory at TCC because we know it works. Students who learn to register, use the portal and navigate the campus systems are more successful in their first quarter and more likely to continue with their college education than those who do not participate in an orientation.
Is this your first time in college or has it been a long time since you last attended a college? If so, an in-person new student orientation (NSO) may be your best option. Follow the "NSO sign-up" link below to sign up for an in-person new student orientation (NSO) where you will meet with professional advisors and learn how to select and register for your courses. Transfer students or students who are returning to TCC are not required to complete an orientation, but should arrange to have transcripts from other colleges they have attended evaluated. If you have been away from school for some time you may want to attend an NSO or review this online version of the NSO.
Sign up for an in-person NSO
If you are an OnCampus Student you should sign up to attend a campus New Student Orientation. At this event you will meet with advisors in a group advising session, learn how to use the campus portal and register in classes. You will be introduced to the tools that will help you build an educational plan and you will learn about many campus resources that support student success.
Online NSO option
If you plan to take most or all of your classes online and it is not possible to attend a campus orientation you should continue through this online version of the New Student Orientation. It is very important to complete the entire Online Orientation! After you submit the Online NSO form at the end of the NSO (see last page Part 4 My TCC Portal) and earn at least 10 points on the NSO quizzes you will be assigned to a program and an academic advisor. You should receive a welcome message from your advisor acknowledging completion of this required step within one week. Failure to complete the orientation and submit the form may lead to a delay in your registration next quarter.