New Students: Kickstart Orientation
Orientation at Gavilan College is a two-part process:
1.The first part of the New Student Program, requires the completion of the Gavilan Online KickStart session. The session provides the basic information and tools needed to get started at the college, including which classes are best to start with. New students will need to complete the Gavilan college application, obtain a Gavilan ID and PIN, complete the Assessment process, and then access the Kick Start session online. The Online Kick Start Session is available on the MyGav Student portal - a Gav ID/PIN and assessment/placement information is required. The image below is what you will see once you log into your MyGav portal. The Kick Start session should be completed prior to registering for first semester classes. Students must complete the KickStart prior to meeting with a counselor if registration assistance is required.
2. The second part of the New Student Program is the completion of the New College Student Seminar (Guid 210), a short-term .5 unit class taken during the first semester of enrollment. This course provides new students with the opportunity to become familiar with Gavilan College, its programs and services, degree options, policies and expectations, and much more! Whether you plan on transferring to a four-year university or are on a career path, there are important things you need to know as you begin your college career. Those who complete orientation have an easier introduction to college and move toward their goal with more confidence and in a reasonable amount of time.
For additional assistance, please call 408-852-2895*Students must complete placement/assessment prior to accessing Kick Start on the student portal.
*Completion of the two-part New Student Program (Kick Start + New College Student Seminar) satisfies one of the three components required to qualify for Priority Registration status (Orientation, Assessment, Educational Plan).
** GECA and/or concurrently enrolled high school students do not complete a Kick Start session at this time.