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Welcome to San Antonio College!  New Student Orientation (NSO) is mandatory for all First Time in College students. It includes: vital information YOU are responsible for knowing as an incoming student, a campus tour, and tips on how to succeed both in and out of your classes.

Prior to signing up to attend this NSO session you must have verified San Antonio College is your home institution, and have completed the following enrollment steps so that the hold associated with each step has been removed from your ACES account:

1.  Complete and submit your admission application at
2.  Submit all official high school and other college transcripts/GED scores
3.  Get the Bacterial Meningitis vaccine, if applicable (required if you are under 22). Go to for details. Processing may take up to TEN business days.
4.  Complete all necessary modules on
5.  Take the TSI college-readiness test, if applicable.
6.  Complete post-TSI Assessment check-in (located in FAC 105).
7.  Complete any required INRW or Math refreshers, if applicable.

At the completion of the morning portion of this NSO session your SDEV and FTIC holds will be removed, you will go through small group advising, register for your first semester classes, and need to make arrangements to pay your bill, which in some cases may be the same day as this NSO.  Please follow this link for specific payment deadlines.

If ALL of the above steps have been completed and PROCESSED, you may register for this NSO. Students are required to stay for the entire length of the NSO they choose.  Space is limited for each session, so please RSVP 7 days prior to ensure your spot.  For additional information please contact us at (210) 486-0125.

This NSO will begin in the Loftin Student Center, 1st Floor. Parking is limited and available for you in any lot labeled "Student Parking" or on the streets surrounding campus. A campus map is available by clicking here.

Check In begins @ 7:30am with the session beginning promptly at 8:00am until 3:00pm.


Session Date and Time Session Information
All sessions close 6 days prior to the NSO date. 
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Tuesday, Dec. 1: 7:30am - 3:00pm Sign-up will be available until session reaches capacity.
Friday, Dec. 11: 7:30am - 3:00pm Sign-up will be available until session reaches capacity.
Tuesday, Dec. 15: 7:30am - 3:00pm
Sign-up will be available until session reaches capacity.
Tuesday, Jan. 5: 7:30am - 3:00pm Not yet open for sign-up.
Thursday, Jan. 7: 7:30am - 3:00pm Not yet open for sign-up.
Saturday, Jan. 9: 7:30am - 3:00pm Not yet open for sign-up.

For assistance with registering, or to sign up on campus, you may visit the Duran Welcome Center at the corner of Main Avenue and Park Avenue or the Student Learning Assistance Center on the 7th floor of the Moody Learning Center, Room 707, or the WebCenter on the 1st floor of the Fletcher Administration Center.