New Student Orientation and Registration

If you are a new student who has not attended college before, please select a date and sign up for New Student Orientation. You will learn about the College and register for classes. We also offer an online New Student Orientation.

If you are a transfer, ESL, dual admissions or guest student you do not need to attend New Student Orientation. Please contact the Student Success Center at your appropriate campus to make an appointment: Central Campus: 215-641-6577 / West Campus: 610-718-1906.

ALL new students are encouraged to attend Welcome Day to help you get ready for the first day of the semester. We also hope that parents will join us for Parent Orientation to learn about financial aid, bookstore, resources and transfer.

All new students attending Montgomery County Community College for the first time and have not earned any college credits at a higher education institution must attend one of our New Student Orientation and Registration (NSOR) sessions in order to register for classes. During these sessions, you'll get the chance to meet and interact with other students, receive important information on the many things you can do here, and select and register for classes. We'll also give you tips on how to transition to college life, what support services we offer to make your time here meaningful, and how to best complete your program of study and secure your future.

During orientation, you'll be encouraged to get your photo taken for your student ID and to get a parking decal. To register your car, you must have your vehicle registration and your license plate number. In order to get your student ID, you must bring a valid photo ID such as a driver's license or high school ID.

Prior to attending a New Student Orientation and Registration session, you must also have completed the following.

  • Taken the Placement Tests (Accuplacer), at Montgomery County Community College Testing and Placement Department, unless you have AP, CLEP, PSSA, ACT, SAT, or PSAT scores that meet the minimum college-level requirements. Visit our Testing and Placement page for details on placement testing and testing exemption options. Placement testing exemptions must be submitted to MCCC's Testing and Placement Department and be recorded prior to you attending a NSOR session.
  • Completed the Pre-Advisement Survey.

Exempt from New Student Orientation and Registration

  • Transfer students (you have enrolled at a college before and have earned college credits)
  • ESL students (you have taken the English as a Second Language placement test)
  • International students (F1)
  • Dual Enrollment students
  • Virtual Campus students (have selected one of the four totally online certificates)
  • Guest students
  • MCCC current students
  • MCCC students already registered for classes

If you meet any of the exemption criteria above, call Central Campus 215-641-6577 or West Campus 610- 718-1906 for information on the next steps to registration.

Note: You will receive an email confirmation of your registration, and a reminder of your selected session. Please make sure to check your email, including your "junk" folder.

Central Campus in Blue Bell

Wednesday, August 20: 11:45 AM – 3:00 PM
Thursday, August 21: 9:45 AM – 1:00 PM
Saturday, August 23: 10:45 AM – 1:30 PM
Tuesday, August 26: 9:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday, August 26: 3:45 PM – 6:30 PM

We welcome all parents to attend Parent Orientation at either campus. No registration needed! Learn about financial aid, bookstore purchases, academic affairs and campus safety. We hope to see you at one of these sessions.

    Central Campus: Parent Orientation
    Wednesday, August 13, 2014 from 6:00 pm-8:30 pm
    Tuesday, August 19, 2014 from 6:00 pm-8:30 pm
    Parkhouse Hall AtriumWest Campus: Parent Orientation
    Wednesday, August 20, 2014 from 6:00 pm-8:30 pm
    South Hall Community Room

Applicants may complete the Online New Student Orientation and the Assessment by logging into the Applicant Portal. All modules and the Assessment must be completed.

Through the Online Orientation and Assessment you'll receive tips on how to transition to college life, what support services we offer to make your time here meaningful, and how to best complete your program of study and secure your future.
In addition to attending the New Student Orientation, all new Culinary and Baking and Pastry students are encouraged to attend this CAI information session. You will get to meet the Director and other members of the CAI team, as well as learn CAI specific policies and procedures and get more information regarding your degree requirements. This is the time to get all of your questions answered! Register below.

Aug 20: 6 pm-8 pm
Aug 21: 1 pm-3 pm
Aug 22: 10 am-noon
Get ready to start your college career! All new students registered for classes are encouraged to attend one of the Welcome Day sessions. It is not necessary to sign up—just come. Meet other students, learn about resources and find out about getting involved on campus. For more information call 215-641-6507.

Central Campus in Blue Bell
Science Center, Auditorium

Tuesday, August 19
Day Session: Sign-in begins 8:30 am
Program: 9:00 am-11:30 am

Evening Session: Sign-in begins 5:30 pm
Program: 6:00 pm-8:30 pm

Wednesday, August 20
Day Session: Sign-in begins 8:30 am
Program: 9:00 am-11:30 am

Evening Session: Sign-in begins 5:30 pm
Program: 6:00 pm-8:30 pm

Monday, August 25
Day Session: Sign-in begins 8:30 am
Program: 9:00-11:30 am
West Campus in Pottstown
South Hall, Community Room

Monday, August 18
Day Session: Sign-in begins 8:30 am
Program; 9:00 am-11:30 am

Thursday, August 21
Day Session: Sign-in begins 8:30 am
Program; 9:00 am-11:30 am

Evening Session: Sign-in begins 5:30 pm
Program; 6:00 pm-8:30 pm


Payment Information
Deferred Payment Plan

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