Checklist item: Attend Orientation!

The Somerset Community College Orientation Program gives information to the beginning college student about the transition to post-secondary education. Orientation can help students set and achieve educational goals. It is strongly recommended that new students complete orientation before registering for classes.

Orientation is conducted throughout the year at several locations and is also available online. Once a student has applied for admission, and submitted ACT scores or placement exam scores, the student can call 606-677-8334 or email sccorientation@kctcs.edu to schedule an orientation when it is most convenient.  To schedule an orientation, please include the following information when contacting us:

First and last name
Student ID number
Email address
Phone number
Date of Orientation you wish to attend
Time of orientation you wish to attend
Locations of orientation you wish to attend


Somerset Orientations:

November 2, 2018 
November 16, 2018 

All orientations at the Somerset Campus will be held in:
Cooper Building - Room 109
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Laurel Orientations:

November 9, 2018 
November 23, 2018 

All orientations at the Laurel Campus will be held in:
Health Sciences Building (Building #3) - Room 218
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

You should have already completed an online application for admissions prior to attending orientation.

To complete the New Student Orientation online, please click the link below.  You will be asked to provide your first & last name along with a personal email address.  Please make sure this is the same email address you supplied when submitting the online application.  The video contains several quiz questions that you will need to answer in order to move on to the next section of the video.  If you choose “Continue without Quiz” you will not get credit for completing the orientation.

Please complete the SCC Online Orientation

Orientation Topics

Information about college life helps the student understand the college atmosphere. Some of the topics covered:

  • Parking, Safety & Security
  • Admissions & Registration
  • Placement Tests & Assessment Center
  • Student Records and Self Service
  • Financial Aid
  • Tuition and Fees
  • Ordering Your Books
  • Degrees that SCC Awards
  • Advising Services
  • Library Services
  • STAR Center
  • Information Technology & Computing Services
  • Disability Resources
  • Cultural Diversity