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New Student Orientation

The New Student Orientation gives you important information to help you succeed at American River College.

Attend a New Student Orientation to:

  • Connect with your ARC HomeBase, your go-to space where a Success Team supports students pursuing related majors/programs 
  • Schedule an appointment to meet with a Counselor
  • Learn about the enrollment process, services and resources, and next steps for new students
  • Meet other new students and experience campus life

Orientations are offered in-person or virtually.

Sign Up for a New Student Orientation!

Not Your First Time in College?

Transfer Students

If you’re coming from another college, currently enrolled at another college or have units from another college, and you are interested in pursuing a degree at ARC your transcripts may need to be evaluated. Please see Get Started and Apply for information.

Current or Returning American River College Students

Make an appointment with an ARC counselor.

ESL Students

Students who want to enroll in only ESL courses are not required to attend the New Student Orientation. Visit the ESL Placement page for more information.



Admissions Assistance

Get help with your application and registration at the Student Support Center.

Student Support Center