All first time students entering MTC are required to attend and complete orientation. Orientation is designed to help inform and prepare students for their upcoming journey at MTC while promoting their personal academic success and development.
If you are a readmitted student or already have a degree, you are not required to attend orientation. Contact MTC Student Information for advising and registration information at 803.738.8324.
In order to participate, you must have:
- Applied to MTC and been accepted
- Completed your placement tests and have results (Reading, Math, Writing Sample)
- Completed the Pre-Advisement Module on MyMTC
- Received your student ID number
- Register for Orientation in your MyMTC account.
Do I need to sign-up for orientation on the campus I plan to attend?
No. The content of orientation is the same regardless of the campus or session you choose. Due to limited space, most orientation sessions are offered at our Airport Campus and are by program of study.
I’ve signed up for orientation, now what?
You will receive a confirmation. Please print a copy for your records. You will receive an MTC Orientation Reminder two to three days prior to the date chosen. If your plans have changed or you need to update your sign up status, you can do so by going back online to manage your account.
What will I be doing at my orientation session?
No matter which orientation session you attend, you will have opportunities to meet with faculty, staff, and college officials plus talk with current MTC students. You will learn information on services and resources. You will have the opportunity to decide whether you need to retest (based on your placement test scores, which are reviewed during orientation) or make an advisement appointment.
Can I bring a guest with me to my orientation?
Yes. Orientation is for guests too. We offer a special session to help answer questions and concerns from a family member/guest’s point of view. Due to limited space, it is necessary to limit the number of guests allowed to two guests per student. As there may be times during orientation when the student and guest are in different locations, guests must be 18 years of age or older.
How Orientation works for the different types of MTC Students
Freshman Students - a student who has never attended a college or university. You will attend an on-campus New Student Orientation session. At Orientation, you will students will individually meet with an academic advisor to discuss academic goals, program requirements, and course placement. Freshman students should register for orientation through their MyMTC account.
Returning Students - a student who previously attended and earned credits from MTC and was required to submit a new application for admission. Returning students are required to complete an interactive online orientation. It will highlight:
- Student life
- College services and resources
- MyMTC, email, and other technology resources
- Academic expectations
- Paying for college
- Academic advisement
After completing online orientation, students should contact their respective program department to schedule an advisement appointment.