New Student Orientation

What is New Student Orientation?

New Student Orientation will give you the tools and information you need to be successful at SFCC. Select a topic below to find out more.

After attending New Student Orientation, I will:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the campus culture and environment
  • Feel connected to the SCC or SFCC community
  • Recognize that the college and I share responsibility for my academic success
  • Communicate effectively with peers and staff, including composing appropriate questions and interacting appropriately in small and large group settings
  • Demonstrate an attitude of interest toward attending college
  • Know where to find the information I need to be successful
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of my educational pathway

Academic Consulting/Counseling

  • Get to know an faculty academic consultant/counselor who will be a future resource
  • Practice using Plan My Schedule, Web Registration, and Ed Planner
  • Get to know the basics of my degree/certificate program requirements
  • Begin to realistically self-appraise, set goals, and make plans to reach those goals in light of my interests and abilities
  • Begin to feel a sense of self-sufficiency and responsibility for reaching my educational goals

College Knowledge

  • Know how to navigate my campus and find relevant resources
  • Know how to contact my instructor and understand important grading requirements
  • Learn one way to manage my time
  • Learn the importance of course texts and how to use them
  • Learn the importance of getting involved and some available activities

Financial Aid

  • What financial aid is and what I need to complete the FAFSA
  • What to expect after I complete the FAFSA
  • What to do if I didn’t meet the priority deadline
  • How to login to and use the financial aid portal
  • How to apply for a loan

Student Life

  • Health & Wellness
  • Leadership Development
  • Career Exploration
  • Contributions to Community
  • Safety
  • Diversity


  • Where to find computers on campus
  • How to log in to and use myBigfoot
  • How to log in to and use Angel
  • How to use Plan My Schedule and Web Registration
  • How to use the Campus Store website

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can attend the New Student Orientation?
Students without previous college experience and who have completed a placement test may attend.

Why should I attend?
  • You receive a priority registration date.
  • You can confer with an adviser and register for classes.
  • New Student Orientation will familiarize you with resources available to students at SFCC.
How long does it take?
New Student Orientation, academic consulting, and registration requires no more than three and a half hours.

How do I make an appointment?
  • A staff member will sign you up after taking your placement test.
  • If you tested at another location, please contact the Testing Center for an appointment:
    (509) 533-3401
What should I bring?
Be prepared to register for classes. You will need:
  1. Your SID and PIN numbers.
  2. Your placement test scores.
  3. Your placement papers (given to you after taking your placement test).
  4. Completed class schedule plan.
  5. Your appointment confirmation.
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