New Student Orientation


*A first time in college (FTIC) student is defined as a new student that after graduating from high school or receiving a GED, has not previously attended a college or university.*

(Transfer students, transient students, dual credit or concurrent credit high school students do not  need to  attend New Student Orientation)

*All FTIC students must either attend an in-person new student orientation or complete the online new student orientation.*

WCJC New Student Orientation 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, put your fears to rest and help you get started on the right foot. We know that students that attend our orientation programs have a greater level of academic success and continue their educations in greater numbers than those students that don’t attend. New Student Orientation is available in an "In Person" format and an interactive "On Line" format.  Participation in New Student Orientation either in person or online is mandatory and must be completed before students can register for classes. 


In person New Student Orientation (NSO)  programs last about 3 hours.  The NSO  programs feature; presentations by Student Services Staff, interactive sessions with faculty/ staff and other students, training for students on the registration and student account and records modules (WCJC's Online Services), and academic advising for student registration.  Students that attend NSO programs come away with a clear pathway to reach their academic goals.  NSO programs include special sessions for parents and other student support people.  NSO programs are free to students and their parents (support people).

Students must register for a specific NSO program by completing the Orientation Registration Form at least three (3) days prior to the program.  Students should click on the Orientation Registration Form and follow the directions on the form.  Students need to remember that the steps for admission (application for admission, submitting transcripts from high school or GED records, and test scores) should be completed at least 2 weeks prior to registering for an NSO date. 

Orientation Registration Form

If you are unable to attend the in person new student orientation, you must complete the online new student orientation below and provide the certificate of completion to your academic advisor prior to registering for classes for fall 2015, effective July 10th until August 20th.  Complete your application process as soon as possible. 



WCJC's Interactive, Online  New Student Orientation offers students another option to receive the information presented during the In Person Orientation Sessions.  To participate in the Online Student Orientation, simply click on the link. Please allow time to complete the entire Online Orientation or complete a series of modules sign out and sign back in later to complete the entire orientation.  Students are responisble for knowing the material covered in the Online Orientatioin Program. The link will move to a sign in page. Sign in the page and start the orientation process. After you finish, print the certificate of completion and bring to your academic advisor prior to registering for classes.

Students that complete the online new student orientation will meet with academic advising staff starting on July 10th.  The fall 2015 semester starts August 31st.  It is recommended that you meet with an academic advising staff member as early as possible starting on July 10th.

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