You've done it. You've made it to TCC!

Now what?

If enrolling in college is a completely new experience for you, you probably have questions—and lots of them. Luckily, TCC provides new student orientation to help you start your semester with a clear picture of the road ahead.

What is new student orientation (NSO)?

NSO is a one-time 4-hour interactive session that connects you—a first-time-in-college (FTIC) student—to the college campus, faculty, staff and support resources. 

If you are an FTIC student, then this is a great opportunity to get some of your questions answered and to prepare you for a successful entry into the college experience!

Who has to attend NSO?

All FTIC students are required to enroll in NSOR-0010 New Student Orientation and attend the new student orientation.

When and where is my NSO?

NSOR-0010 can be found in the Course Catalog module located in MyTCCTrack. It is highly recommended to select your orientation session on the campus where you are taking the majority of your classes. Select your preferred date and time and enroll!

NSO will be held virtually for summer and fall. Check your myTCC email for details instructions and information.

What does NSO cover?

Orientation focuses on the advantages of getting connected with fellow students, your campus and the resources around you.

What else can I do to make sure I'm prepared for college?

We offer STSC 0111: Student Transition to College Success Course (STSC), a non-credit course designed to teach you the skills, strategies and best practices to succeed in college. Speak with a career advisor for more information about STSC 0111.

Updated January 20, 2023