To be adequately prepared for registration, College Connection students are required to attend a New Student Orientation (NSO)/Advising for First Time In College Students Session before they are able to register for classes. In the New Student Orientation (NSO)/Advising for First Time In College Students Session, students will become familiar with prerequisites for courses, degrees, programs, and transfer institutions. A "First Time in College (FTIC) Advising Required" registration hold is placed on the student's record until the advising requirement has been met.
Students are encouraged to consult with their certified advisor about courses and other educational concerns if they plan to pursue a two-year degree program, plan to transfer to another college or university, or simply take a few selected courses. In addition to course and degree requirements, policies and procedures are subject to change. Students are encouraged to stay informed of any changes that may affect them by meeting with a certified advisor regularly.
Many students who plan to transfer to a university are advised to fulfill the lower-division requirements for the university selected for their continued education. The Alamo Colleges' transfer services assist students in making their transfer experience a seamless process. It is the responsibility of all students to ensure that they take courses at the Alamo Colleges that will be transferable and accepted by the senior institutions they plan to attend upon transferring.
To attend a New Student Orientation (NSO)/Advising for First Time in College (FTIC) Students session, students must have the following items on file at the College they plan to attend:
- ApplyTexas Admission application for the correct entry term
- Alamo Colleges Student Banner ID Number
- Qualifying College Placement Exam scores (TSI, exempting SAT/ACT, etc.)
- Official High School Transcript
Students can click below on the following links (your College choice), to find out more information about dates and times of upcoming New Student Orientation (NSO)/Advising for First Time in College Students sessions.