New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation (NSO) 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.

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 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 NSO are much more likely to be successful during their first year. NSO creates successful students!

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



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

You must know the material covered in the Online New Student Orientation 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 fall 2015. Registration for fall 2015 classes begins July 10, but you may visit with an academic advisor before then.

If you are unable to attend the in-person New Student Orientation, you must complete the online New Student Orientation.

Online New Student Orientation additional information and Advising Session 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

Students must register for a specific NSO 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 NSO session: including WCJC application, submitting high school transcripts or GED records, and tests scores.

Orientation Registration Form








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