New Student Orientation

WELCOME TO NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION AT SAN ANTONIO COLLEGE

New Student Orientation is mandatory for all students entering San Antonio College for the first time. If you are a First Time In College Student or a student transferring to San Antonio College from another college with less than 15 hours, you need to make arrangements to attend one of our sessions, which consists of an online component as well as an on campus component.  All questions about New Student Orientation can be directed to the Duran Welcome Center, located at Main and Park Ave on the San Antonio College Campus (210) 486-0040.


What are the expected outcomes from this session?

Get Acclimated to San Antonio College: Our Orientation staff will introduce you to important concepts, resources, and services that will help ensure your success as a San Antonio College student.  This will include a campus tour to help better acquaint you with the campus culture and the location of your classes.

Register for Classes: At the completion of the morning portion of the NSO, you will meet your advisor, and go through a small group advising session with some of the other members of your NSO cohort.  It is vital that you have made sure your application is complete with transcripts, all testing is complete, and refreshers have concluded if applicable and your Bacterial Meningitis has been submitted and processed by our third party vendor.  If any of these steps are not complete you will not be able to complete this portion of the NSO and you will have to come back at a later date to do so.  After group advising you will be assisted in registering for your first semester courses.

Pay Tuition and Fees: After you register for your courses, you will need to make arrangement to pay your bill with San Antonio College.  In some cases, this will need to be the same day as this NSO session.  If you are unable to make arrangements by your payment deadline date your courses could be dropped.  Click here for our payment deadline dates.

Who is eligible to attend a New Student Orientation Session

If you have met the following criteria, please proceed to sign-up for the session you can attend:

  • You have applied for the term you wish to attend (i.e. Spring 2018)
  • All items in your ACES "Start Here" tab are complete
  • You have valid assessment scores on file (i.e. TSI) & completed required refresher course(s), if applicable
  • You have uploaded your Bacterial Meningitis documentation and received an approved status from Magnus Health (to ensure session participation, we recommend you complete this step at least 7 business days prior to your scheduled session.)

If you have not applied Spring 2018, please visit AlamoENROLL to begin your enrollment process

  • To ensure that everyone gets a space when they need to attend a session, please only sign up for the ONE session that you can fully attend. If you sign up for multiple spots you take a spot away from another student who needs it.         

    These sessions below are for students who will be enrolling in Fall 2018: 

    Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - SESSION CLOSED
    8:45 am – 1:15 pm 

    Tuesday August 14, 2018 - SESSION CLOSED 
    4 pm – 7:45 pm   

    Thursday, August 16, 2018 - Closed
    11:30 am – 4 pm

    Friday, August 17, 2018 - Closed

    Saturday, August 18, 2018* - This session closes on Friday, August 10 at noon.
    8:45 am – 1:15 pm

    *Saturday, August 18 is the last NSO for students who plan to start in the regular 16-week semester.  

    These sessions below are for students who will be enrolling in Fall 2018 Start II: 

    The Fall 2018 Start II semester begins on Monday, September 10, 2018. 

    Monday, August 20, 2018 - Session closes on Monday, August 13 at noon. 
    11:30 am – 4 pm
     

    Tuesday, August 21, 2018  - Session closes on Tuesday, August 14 at noon.
    8:45 am – 1:15 pm 

    Thursday, August 23, 2018 - Session closes on Thursday, August 16 at noon. 
    11:30 am – 4 pm

    Thursday, August 30, 2018 - This session will close Thursday, August 23 at noon
    8:45am – 1:15pm

    Friday, August 31, 2018 - This session will close Friday, August 24 at noon
    11:30am – 4:00pm