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New Student Orientation

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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 completed the COMPASS test, the student can call 606-451-6740 to schedule an orientation when it is most convenient for them.

The following three items must be completed in order to take the Online Orientation:

  1. Your application has been submitted to SCC
  2. Your ACT scores have been submitted, or you have completed the COMPASS test
  3. You have requested official transcripts be sent to SCC from high school or GED and all colleges attended

Take the SCC online Orientation.

To schedule an orientation, please send an email to and be sure to include the following information: If all information is not included we will not be able to schedule you for an in person orientation.

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

See current Orientation Schedules:

In-person orientations will be held:
Somerset Campus   June 18, 2015 - 9:00 a.m. & 1 p.m.   Cooper Bldg Rm 109
Laurel Campus       June 25, 2015 - 9:00 a.m. & 1 p.m.     Bldg 3 Rm 218

July 2015 Orientation Calendar (pdf)


Orientation Topics

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

  • Parking, Safety & Security
  • Admissions & Registration
  • COMPASS Test & 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 Tecnology & Computing Services
  • Disability Resources
  • Cultural Diversity

Once completing your orientation, please fill out this quick survey.