New Student Orientation Offers Glimpse into the First College Semester

Transitioning into a college environment for the first time can feel like a daunting and confusing process for many new students. This exciting time impacts not only students, but their families and support systems as well. In order to ease the transition into college, NSC has developed a program, which makes the process a fun learning experience. It'scalled the New Student Orientation and Registration Program. Besides helping to quell some of the apprehensions new students may have, the program sets them on a track for success during their college experience.

The New Student Orientation and Registration Program, a half-day event for admitted students, is offered several times throughout the summer. The half day program essentially prepares students for their first semester at NSC. During the program, students learn about the academic requirements for their chosen majors, find out how the financial aid and scholarships processes work, register for Fall classes, and meet with other new NSC students before the semester officially begins.

Because family plays such a large role in a student's academic success, family members are encouraged to attend. A presentation hosted by NSC faculty and administrators is offered for the student's family during the scheduled program.

The program really connects students to NSC, creating an affinity said Jerica Turek, Coordinator for the New & Transfer Student Orientation program.

The new students coming to NSC campus community will be joining a student population which has quickly grown to over 2,600 students. NSC's enrollment has reached amazing heights, as the institution's growth rate over last spring was 26%. And while the institution is continually growing, the welcoming atmosphere on the campus remains the same. The program will give new students a glimpse into the supportive environment NSC has to offer. From small class sizes to professors that offer individual attention in and out of the classroom new students and their families will learn about the strong academic values NSC provides. In addition to the academic area of college , new students can find out about the various clubs and organizations on campus to enrich their lives outside of the classroom.

For additional information about the New Student Orientation and Registration program, please visit the Office of Orientation web page at http://archive.nsc.edu/2433.asp or call (702) 992.2134.

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