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Orientation

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 attend an in-person SOAR workshop or take CNSL 5, 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

 

SOAR Workshop

During SOAR, you'll complete all steps to receive priority registration for the next registration period,

Steps include:


  • Assessment for placement
  • Orientation
  • Education plan

The next SOAR workshop is on Wednesday,  Aug. 21, from 9 a.m.–1 p.m.  See details and register to attend

Counseling 5 (1-Unit Course)

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

For course dates and times, see the schedule of classes

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

 

 

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Contact Us!

Admissions and Records

650.949.7325


A & R Help Form


Student Services Building 8100, Room 8101

Got Questions?

Can't find an answer on our website?

TEXT your admissions or registration question/concern to Foothill's ASK ME! service. 

408.334.7061

Text questions will be answered during regular business hours.

A & R Office Hours

Regular Hours
MAIN CAMPUS
Mon. & Tues. 8 a.m.–6 p.m.
Wed. & Thurs. 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Fri. 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

SUNNYVALE CENTER
Mon.–Tues. 10 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Wed.–Thurs. 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Fri. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.


HOLIDAYS & EXCEPTIONS
Closed Thursday-Friday, Nov. 28-29 for Thanksgiving Recess
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