New Student Orientation (NSO)

New Student Orientation (NSO) is a mandatory requirement for First Time in College students, Transfer students, and any students who have been out of college for more than one year. NSO will be offered online via Canvas, which is accessible through your ACES account. Completing NSO will help you learn about resources available to you, such as tutoring, advising, career exploration, financial literacy, getting involved, and much more! NSO will also make you aware of important policies and deadlines that can contribute to your academic success!

Before registering for NSO, you will need to complete all the required enrollment steps. For assistance completing all the necessary enrollment steps, please contact the Palo Alto College Welcome Center at (210) 486-3100 or visit us at our Virtual Welcome Center.

 

Registration Sessions for Spring 2021 

New Student Orientation and Advising and Registration will be held through the weeks listed below. After you register for New Student Orientation, you will receive an email with instructions on how to complete your online orientation. Upon completing NSO, you will be contacted to set up your Advising and Registration session via Zoom. All communication will be sent to your student ACES email.

NSO/Advising and Registration  Week (By Appointment) Check–In Location
16 Week

Monday, November 30 – Friday, December 4

Online Orientation Canvas Course / Zoom Advising and Registration

Monday, December 7 – Friday, December 11

Online Orientation Canvas Course / Zoom Advising and Registration

16 Week

Monday, January 4 – Friday, January 8

Online Orientation Canvas Course / Zoom Advising and Registration

Monday, January 11 – Friday, January 15

Online Orientation Canvas Course / Zoom Advising and Registration

Spring Start II

Monday, January 19 – Friday, January 22

Online Orientation Canvas Course / Zoom Advising and Registration


 

 Register here

Contact Information

Welcome Center

Location: Palomino Center, Room 103

Phone: 210-486-3100