Orientation helps new students plan to succeed.
At orientation, you will plan to succeed, which is like drawing a blueprint for success in college. The details of that plan will include the academic support you need to succeed in your classes, the information to make informed choices, and the experience to spark your involvement in the campus community.
Call 217-786-2292 or visit registration to be scheduled for the next available New Student Orientation.
New Student Orientation is required for all first-time degree or certificate-seeking students. New student-athletes and students requesting accommodations must call 217-786-2224 to meet with their assigned advisor before orientation. For students with special circumstances, we have an online orientation option. You may also request a waiver.
- New Student Orientation, call 217-786-2292. Or, nearest location.
- Pay tuition
*not required for all students
Like at orientation, anyone may use Career Coach to explore careers that match their interests and view which educational programs lead to those careers in our area.
If you have questions, please contact us at 217-786-4505 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date & Place
Once you have applied, call 217-786-2292 or visit registration to reserve the earliest available orientation session (see Orientation Checklist). Sessions are offered February through August for new students starting in Summer or Fall semester and October through January for new students starting in Spring semester. Orientations are approximately three and a half hours long.
For the best advising experience, send in transcripts from your high school and any college you’ve previously attended. Also,take the placement assessment (if your major requires it and you did not score a 22 or higher on the Math, English and Reading portions of the ACT). After New Student Orientation, you will meet with an academic advisor. To reschedule your advising appointment, call one of the following numbers:
- In Springfield, call (217) 786-2224 to schedule appointments.
- In Beardstown, call (217) 323-4103
- In Jacksonville, call (217) 243-6699
- In Taylorville, call (217) 786-2754
- In Litchfield, call (217) 786-3401