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. You must earn a score of 100% on the quiz to complete the orientation. You have the option to retake the quiz, until a score of 100% is received. You must earn a score of 100% on the quiz prior to registering for your second semester.
*Click on the links to watch each video below*
Learn how to complete your residency status and receive in state tuition rates.
Learn about who needs to take a placement test. Who may be exempt, and how to schedule to take a placement test.
How to set up your MyFGC, student email, and Canvas accounts.
Learn about the services provided by Academic Advising.
Learn about the campus resources available to FGC students.
Understanding the Academic Catalog, where to locate it, and understanding policies and procedures related to your academics.
Learn how to use the schedule planner to see all possible schedules based on your scheduling preferences (days, times, length, and delivery method).
This video will show you how to web register for classes at FGC.
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.
What to know if you are interested in transferring to another institution.
Understanding the basics of financial aid.
Financial Aid Appeals
Things to know and consider before you submit a financial aid appeal.
Filling out your FASFA
A detailed step-by-step on how to complete your FAFSA paperwork for financial aid.
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.