Information Session

​All new students are required to attend an information session, as well as the Student Engagement Experience (Orientation). During your information session, you will learn about the registration process and the many ways we can help you succeed on and off campus.

Step 4: Connect with an academic advisor and participate in an information session.

At your information session, your advisor will help you in several ways:

  • Give you instructions on finalizing a program of study. A guided pathway can help you set academic goals based on your career and/or transfer interests. With your advisor’s help, you can develop a solid plan to keep you on track to reach your goals.
  • Discuss a specific class schedule for the current semester or next enrollment period. Your advisor can help you choose classes that best fit your schedule and academic pathway.
  • Give you information on how to register for courses online and/or help you register. The registration process is different depending on the type of classes you want to take. An academic advisor will help make sure you meet the requirements for the courses that interest you.
  • Refer you to other services at your college or in the community, such as tutoring, career services and DART GoPass.
  • Discuss the next advising session. All students entering college for the first time are required to meet with an advisor. Academic advisors will help you develop a plan to meet your academic goals, assist you in developing time management skills, help you select a transfer institution (if you want to transfer to a university) and guide you through the transfer process.
  • Sign up for the Student Engagement Experience (orientation). Each college of Dallas County Community College District has a specialized Student Engagement Experience tailored to their unique campus culture and initiatives. The Student Engagement Experience provides opportunities for students to connect with other students, faculty and staff, as well as information about campus resources and services that foster personal and professional growth.

    The Student Engagement Experience (orientation) is free of charge. Parents of new students are welcome to attend, and parents will benefit from a special session geared toward their questions.