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Orientation for New Students

If you are a new student at Foothill, you have three options for completing your orientation requirement to receive priority registration.

  • First you must apply for admission so that you have your student identification number, also known as your campuswide ID or CWID, to sign up for any of the options.
  • Before starting orientation, we recommend that you check your assessment placement results.
  • If you choose to take CNSL 5 or attend an in-person Enrollment Day workshop, you'll meet with a counselor to complete your education plan at that time. If you choose the online orientation option, you'lll need to make an appointment with a counselor after orientation to complete your education plan.

Options for Completing Orientation


Online Orientation

Online Orientation is self-paced and can be completed in one sitting or multiple sittings. There is no charge for enrolling in this Canvas course.

  1. Go to the Online Orientation enrollment login page
  2. Log in with your Campuswide ID.
    Note: If you have trouble logging into the online orientation, contact the Admissions & Records office.
  3. Click the "Enroll in Course" button to register for Online Orientation.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the orientation.
  5. When you are finished, don't forget to make an appointment with a counselor to get help with your education plan!

Counseling 5 (1-Unit Course)

Take Counseling 5: Introduction to College to complete orientation and all other steps for priority registration.

You'll learn about academic policies, resources, programs and services; tools for career exploration, determination and decision making; choosing the right classes based on career/academic goals, the transfer process; study skills; time management and formulation of computer based educational plans.

For course dates and times, see CNSL 5 in the schedule of classes

Enrollment Days Workshop

During our College Kickstart Events — held during summer prior to fall registration — you'll have opportunity to complete all steps to receive priority registration for fall quarter.

Steps include: Assessment for placement, Orientation and an Education Plan.

Enrollment Days Dates

Note: The annual Welcome New Student Orientation the week before fall quarter begins does NOT meet the orientation requirement for priority registration.