Step 3: New Student Orientation

Orientation and Advisement

Visit, Student Services, Counseling/Student Success link then click on the Online Orientation tab to complete the required Online Orientation module. If after completing the Online Orientation you have questions, stop by the Counseling Center at the Chula Vista, National City, Otay Mesa, or San Ysidro sites to seek guidance from the counselors. Several guided orientation/preregistration workshops are available if needed. Bring your placement results to the orientation/preregistration workshop.

Remember to visit the Online Orientation at, under WebAdvisor. The Online Orientation is available in English and Spanish languages.

Orientation Topics include:

  • Placement results (English, mathematics, reading, ESL)
  • Course selection
  • Degree requirements
  • Recommended course preparation
  • Prerequisites
  • Campus resources
  • Student Rights and Responsibilities, and many other important topics

For an in-depth orientation to college, you have the option to enroll in PD 116, Personal Development/Learning Skills 116, Student Seminar.


For more information, please contact one of the following: the Counseling Center, located at the Chula Vista campus in the Cesar E. Chavez Student Services Building, (619) 421-6700 Ext. 5240; the Higher Education Center at National City, (619) 216-6665; the Higher Education Center at Otay Mesa at (619) 216-6750; or the Higher Education Center at San Ysidro at (619) 216-6790.

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