Counseling

 New Student Orientation

As a new student at EPCC, you have taken an important step towards your future. All incoming freshman must attend a New Student Orientation (NSO) after admission into El Paso Community College. You will be scheduled for the NSO once you complete your placement test (Accuplacer) in reading, writing and math. Orientation sessions are scheduled several times a week at all of our campus locations.


Our goal as academic counselors and advisors is to guide you throughout your tenure here at EPCC. During the NSO you will learn about EPCC's programs and services and have the opportunity to ask questions.


Online New Student Orientation


 Topics Covered During Orientation

  • Counselor and Advisor Responsibilities

  • College Catalog

  • Student Support Services

  • Degree options & major requirements

  • Career Selection

  • Placement Test Results

  • Texas Success Initiative

  • Financial Aid (FA) and Veteran's Affairs (VA)

  • Class Schedule Development

  • Registration Process 

 New Student Checklist

  • Attend New Student Orientation
  • Register for Classes
  • Financial Aid
  • Pay at cashiers/pick up schedule
  • Take your schedule to the Campus Life office for your student ID Card
  • Purchase parking decal, go to the Campus Police Office
  • Look for your classroom before class
  • Attend Class
  • Purchase your books
  • Remember to see your Counselor/Advisor before you register for the upcoming semester