Welcome to Gavilan's Online Orientation!
Attending college is an adventure! We would like to take some of the surprise out of it by providing you with this orientation to college.
The Counseling Department at Gavilan College has designed this online orientation with your success in mind. We hope that after completing this orientation, you will have the tools to make wise decisions so that you can reach your educational goals in a timely manner.
Orientation is a component of the College's Matriculation process. Matriculation is a series of services that Gavilan College commits to provide for you. The purpose is to help you identify your educational goals and successfully complete them.
The above is our commitment to you. Your part of the partnership is to:
Although we encourage all students to go through the orientation, some students are exempt.
If you are not exempt from Orientation, you have the right to formally waive your participation in the service. By doing so, please be aware that you will also waive your eligibility to participate in priority (early) registration as a continuing student. New students will not be eligible for registration advising in the Counseling Department until the first orientation session is complete. Waiver forms are available at the Admissions Office.
This orientation program will help you be successful at Gavilan College. You will receive information that will help prepare you for your first counseling appointment, select your semester courses, and complete the registration process. Additional topics include:
Please note that at the conclusion of this orientation you will be given a quiz to see how much you have learned. In order to receive credit for completing the orientation, you must answer at least 75% of the questions correctly. If you are unable to pass the quiz after three attempts, please schedule an in-person orientation session.
Please note that this online lesson is only the FIRST part of Gavilan's orientation. In order to complete the orientation, you must follow up by enrolling in Guidance 210 (1/2 unit) during your next semester.
In order to participate in PRIORITY registration as a current, continuing student, your orientation MUST be completed a minimum of three weeks before the priority registration date. If your orientation is completed within three weeks of the start of registration, you will be able to register on the "Open Registration" date.
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