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Orientation and Counseling

Start new student orientation

ORIENTATION: All new students are required to complete online orientation.  Click on NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION above to sign into the Student Portal. From the ACADEMICS MENU, go to PLANNING AND PROGRESS, then to STUDENT SUCCESS PAGE to find ORIENTATION.

Open the companion New Student Handbook to the left as a reference.

Orientation topics Include:

  • Campus Policies & Procedures
  • Academic Expectations
  • Educational Program Information
  • Campus Resources and Special Programs
  • Maintaining Registration Priority


Start Counseling: First Semester Planning

COUNSELING: FIRST SEMESTER STUDENT EDUCATIONAL PLANNING (SEP) is available online or in-person.  For the online version click on COUNSELING:FIRST SEMESTER PLANNING above to sign into the Student Portal.  From the ACADEMICS MENU, go to PLANNING AND PROGRESS, then to FIRST SEMESTER PLANNING. To schedule an in-person group session led by a counselor, visit the Counseling Department  in SS Annex or by call (818) 947-2474. 

Counseling: First Semester Planning topics include:

  • Identify education goal/major
  • Understand English and math placements
  • How to read the Schedule of Classes
  • First Semester Student Educational Planning
  • How to register for classes