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New Student Orientation

Welcome to the Richland College family! For new to college students, your registration will take place at a required New Student Orientation (NSO) Session.

Sign Up for a New Student Orientation Session


Before signing up for an NSO Session, you will need to do the following steps.

Step 1:
Submit Official High School transcripts and/or test scores. Submit your transcript and any TAKS, ACT STAAR or SAT test scores to the Admissions Office in Thunderduck Hall, T-170.

Step 2: Assessment Testing
Go to the TSI Assessment/Test website, here to prepare for assessment testing and to print your Assessment/Test referral form or to determine if you are exempt or waived from the TSI Assessment.

Step 3: Get your vaccination
Provide proof of your meningitis vaccination to the Admissions Office. For additional information go here.

Step 4: Choices Career Assessment
New-to-college students must complete a Choices career assessment prior to attending an NSO session. Choices is an easy-to-use, comprehensive career exploration and information system. Go to Career Services in El Paso Hall, E-090 to complete your Choices career assessment. For information:

Step 5: Sign Up

We suggest that you choose an early date so that you have the most choices for classes. Students beginning classes in the Summer or Fall term may begin to sign up online for an NSO session beginning in early March. Sessions will begin to take place in late April. Students beginning classes in the Summer or Fall term may begin to sign up online for an NSO session beginning in late October. Sessions will begin to take place in November.