New Student Orientation (NSO) is required for all First-Time in College (FTIC) students and should be completed prior to the start of the first semester. NSO is strongly encouraged for all former Dual Enrollment, incoming transfer, and readmitted students.  Our online NSO program is facilitated through each student’s Canvas account and will be uploaded once the student is registered for classes.  The online NSO will provide information and tips to help you meet your educational goals at FGC.

The modules are provided at each link below for easy, 24/7 access.  If you are required to complete NSO, please make sure to take the required quiz in your Canvas account.

Please review each module at your own pace.  You will be asked to complete a pre and post quiz.  You will have unlimited attempts and must pass the post-quiz with a final score of 80% (16/20 or better).  Once you have successfully received an 80% or higher, your hold will be lifted. If you have any questions or problems with New Student Orientation please contact Ms. Ariel at ariel.tynda@fgc.edu.

Good luck and GO WOLVES!

*Click on the links to watch each video below*

Module 1

Residency Status

Learn how to complete your residency status and receive in state tuition rates.


Module 2

Placement Testing

Learn about who needs to take a placement test.  Who may be exempt, and how to schedule to take a placement test.


Module 3

MyFGC, Student Email, and Canvas

How to set up your MyFGC, student email, and Canvas accounts.


Module 4

Advising Services

Learn about the services provided by Academic Advising.


Module 5

Campus Resources

Learn about the campus resources available to FGC students.


Module 6

Policies and Procedures

Understanding the Academic Catalog, where to locate it, and understanding policies and procedures related to your academics.


Module 7

Schedule Planner

Learn how to use the schedule planner to see all possible schedules based on your scheduling preferences (days, times, length, and delivery method).


Module 8

How to register for classes

This video will show you how to web register for classes at FGC.


Module 9

How to run a degree evaluation

This video  will guide you on how to run a degree evaluation that will list the classes you have taken and the classes you need to take in order to complete your program of study.

Module 10

Transfer Information

What to know if you are interested in transferring to another institution.


Module 11

Financial Aid Basics

Understanding the basics of financial aid.


Module 12

Financial Aid Appeals

Things to know and consider before you submit a financial aid appeal.


Module 13

Filling out your FASFA

A detailed step-by-step on how to complete your FAFSA paperwork for financial aid.


Module 14

STEM AA and Transfer Information

This is an overview of things to consider if you are interested in the following majors: Computer Science & Engineering, Engineering, Health Professions and other STEM majors.