Orientation is an exciting time for students that are new to Gulf Coast! Orientation sessions are designed to provide you with an overview of the college and assist with building your course schedule. All first-time college students are required to attend an Orientation session to finalize the process of becoming a Gulf Coast student! Returning or transfer students are not required to attend an Orientation session. Returning or transfer students may go ahead and begin the enrollment process. High school students who wish to enroll in dual credit or dual enrollment courses before graduation should contact our Dual Enrollment Offices.
STEPS TO A SUCCESSFUL ORIENTATION EXPERIENCE!
STEP 1: REGISTER TO ATTEND AN ORIENTATION SESSION
You will register to attend an orientation session based on the MGCCC campus or center you plan to attend. We have several dates available for your convenience. Orientation sessions will be hosted on the campuses/centers while following safety guidelines and a virtual option will also be available through Zoom. To register visit mgccc.edu/orientation.
Due to limited seating while following CDC health guidelines, walkups and unregistered participants will not be allowed to attend our in-person Orientation sessions. The safety of our students and staff is of the highest value and we appreciate your agreement to these rules.
STEP 2: PRE-ADVISEMENT PRIOR TO ORIENTATION
Once you have registered for an orientation session, an MGCCC enrollment specialist or advisor will review your area of interest and plan courses for you. Our teams will pre-load recommended courses for you in Schedule Planner but will allow you the flexibility to select class times and formats that best fit your life. Prior to your orientation, please confirm your area of interest is correct. This will allow our Enrollment Specialists to accurately pre-register you for courses prior to your scheduled orientation. You will be able to confirm your schedule at the conclusion of your orientation session. Please be sure to check your MGCCC email daily as our teams may reach out regarding specific questions about your area of interest or missing admissions documents needed to enroll.
STEP 3: ATTEND YOUR ORIENTATION SESSION
If you plan to attend an orientation session on a campus/center, specific instructions on location and check-in will be emailed to you. If you have registered to attend a virtual session, you will receive an invitation to join a Zoom meeting and your student registration pin via email prior to the event. All orientation sessions will begin with a live welcome to introduce you to the campus teams and college community. These sessions are designed to provide you with an overall understanding of the college and to assist with any questions that you may have. During the Orientation session, our Enrollment Specialist will walk you through the registration process and how to confirm the courses that were recommended during pre-advisement. If you have questions, then a personal meeting with our Enrollment Specialist can be scheduled.
STEP 4: GET TO KNOW YOUR MGCCC COMMUNITY
After you have attended orientation, you should continue to become familiar with the college. We encourage students to explore resources and the MGCCC community. Checking email and your student accounts often will aid in your transition to college.
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We welcome all admitted, first-time MGCCC students to attend an orientation session on campus before their first semester. Returning or transfer students are not required to attend an Orientation session. Returning or transfer students my go ahead and begin the enrollment process.
To help our offices provide the best service and experience possible, please make sure we have the following information:
- A completed Admission Application
* Dual Enrollment students will need to update their admission application to a new entering freshman application
- ACT scores with your highest ACT scores on file
- Official Transcripts
* If you have taken Dual Enrollment Courses at another college then you will need to send those transcripts as well
- Orientation begins with a Welcome Session to introduce you to our Orientation leaders and members of the Campus Administration.
- You will have an opportunity to tour the campus. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.
- You will receive information on financial aid, campus life, and get your Student ID made. SMILE BULLDOGS!
- Orientation ends with an opportunity to sit down with one of our Academic Advisors or Enrollment Specialists to help plan the best first semester at MGCCC.
- Please bring your ACT scores and official transcript with you.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Office of Recruitment (firstname.lastname@example.org).