New Student Orientation

Orientation for New Students is REQUIRED for all new WCJC students who have never attended a college or university. This includes high school graduates who have completed dual credit courses while in high school.

Orientation for New Students (ONS) is offered by your campus staff to help new WCJC students be as successful as possible at WCJC. Our goal is to answer your questions and help you get started on the right foot. We'll provide you with a clear map of what it will take to reach your educational goal. The college's research clearly indicates that students who attend ONS are much more likely to be successful during their first year. ONS creates successful students!

Students must either attend an in-person Orientation for New Students or complete the Online Orientation for New Students. Transfer students, transient students, dual credit or concurrent credit high school students are not required to attend Orientation for New Students. 



WCJC's Interactive Online Orientation for New Students provides students another option to receive the information presented during the In-Person Orientation sessions. Simply click on the link above, log in using your WCJC ID, click on the Student tab, navigate to the Online Orientation for New Students link, and complete the entire Online Orientation for New Students . This can be completed at one time or you can sign out and sign back in later to finish the Online Orientation for New Students.

You must know the material covered in the Online Orientation for New Students Program to pass the final test. Print your certificate of completion and take it to an academic advisor in order to register for classes for spring 2016. Registration for spring 2015 classes begins November 1st and continues through January 18th. 

If you are unable to attend the in-person Orientation for New Students, you must complete the online Orientation for New Students. Please review the advising session registration information below.

Advising Session information and registration




Orientation sessions are approximately 3 hours long and include:

  • Building a  personalized plan to reach your academic goal
  • Learning how to select the right classes to reach your goal
  • Hands on training with WCJC's registration program
  • Information you need to be successful at WCJC

Spring In Person ONS dates are Thursday, December 3 and Friday, December 4.  Locations and times are on the Orientation Registration Form below.

Students must register for a specific ONS session by completing the Orientation Registration Form at least three (3) days prior to the date.  To register, click on the link below and follow the directions on the form.

All steps for admission should be completed at least 2 weeks prior to attending your ONS session: including WCJC application, submitting high school transcripts or GED records, and tests scores.

Once the in person orientation sessions for spring 2016 are completed, students must complete the online orientation prior to meeting with an academic advisor for primary advising.

In Person Orientation Registration Form








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