Orientation is required of all new freshmen, all new transfers, and all readmitted students at Midlands Technical College, and it is completed online in D2L prior to academic advising. F-1 visa students have a separate mandatory orientation to review and understand immigration and college policies that may impact their visa status.
Orientation helps students answer the following five questions:
- Am I in the right MTC program for me and my career plans?
- How will I cover the cost of college, especially if I need financial aid?
- What does MTC expect from me?
- When do I need to make important decisions?
- When can I meet with an advisor and register for my courses?
This requirement also prepares students for their first academic advisement session. New first-time freshmen, new first-time transfers, and readmitted college students have a registration hold until the student has completed orientation and advisement with Academic and Career Advising. Several academic programs have additional mandatory orientation and advisement before the enrollment process can be completed.
To complete online New Student Orientation, navigate to D2L and select “New Student Orientation” from your course list. As soon as you complete all assessments and click “submit” at the conclusion of the orientation, you can schedule your advising appointment.
For more information, call Academic and Career Advising at 803.822.3388 or 803.738.7810 or visit the New Student Orientation page in MyMTC.