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Orientation for credit students is designed to introduce you to El Centro College. During your orientation session, you will learn about the registration process and the many ways we can help you succeed on and off campus.

Orientation is a program all new students must attend prior to enrolling in classes at El Centro College.  At Orientation you will:

  • Discover the classes needed to work towards your degree.
  • Register for classes.
  • Learn about free services that are available on campus to help you reach academic success.
  • Receive a tour of the college.
  • Learn how to use online tools to handle your academic affairs, including online course registration.
  • Meet the First Year Experience & Retention Services Staff

Who needs to attend New Student Orientation?


  • Students who are new to college. (Never Attended)
  • Students who have not successfully completed any college level coursework

Strongly Recommended:

  • Dual Credit Students
  • Transfer Students with few college level credits
  • Any student who wants to become more familiar with El Centro College

Learn more and view orientation dates for Summer and/or Fall Classes