Step 6: Attend New Student Orientation

You'll be ready for college after attending New Student Orientation (NSO).

New Student Orientation (NSO) is a required, 1.5 hour, free class (usually held the week before classes start) that will introduce you to the GCC campus, culture, your fellow students, and academic expectations. Call the Enrollment Center to reserve your spot, or log in to your Maricopa Student Center (use the search term "NSO") to save your spot. We have an NSO class that will work with your schedule!

What should I bring to NSO?

Bring a copy of your class schedule. During the  campus walking tour you will learn where your classrooms are located.

Enroll in Student Success class, CPD 150

Learn how to improve your memory, manage test anxiety, develop a career and educational plan, and more, when you enroll in CPD 150, Strategies for College Success. This class is for everyone, and will teach you how to succeed in college.

All first-time college students planning to complete an associates’ degree or transfer to a college or university who test into one or more courses below 100 level are required to complete a college success course, CPD 150.

Attend an Upcoming New Student Orientation Workshop:


Building: Enrollment Center (EC)
Hours of Operation


Mon. - Thurs. 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Fri. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Mon. - Thurs. 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.