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Spring 2024 Orientation Sessions

Spring 2024 Orientations will begin with an Online Pre-Orientation followed by an in-person orientation.

Below are the Spring 2024 Orientation dates:

  • Dec 7, Cartersville, 9am
  • Dec 12, Floyd, 9am
  • Dec 14, Marietta, 9am
  • Dec 18, Zoom (Online-only students), 6pm
  • Dec 19, Paulding, 9am
  • Jan 3, Floyd, 1pm
  • Jan 4, Marietta, 1pm

How do I get started with my orientation?

  1. Pre-Orientation:

    • Pre-Orientation introduces you to GHC and what you should expect as a student.
    • Complete Pre-Orientation in your Check Admissions Status.
  2. Welcome Email:

    • The email will contain useful information to be successful at GHC. It will also include what to expect with course registration.
    • Check your student email inbox soon after signing up for the live, virtual orientation. Complete the tasks listed.
  3. Orientation Session (sign up and attendance is required):

    • GHC orientations take place on-campus at every campus location and is an opportunity to become familiar with everything GHC has to offer and ensure a smooth start to your first semester. During orientation, you'll gain insights into your chosen major and degree, have the chance to interact with various student service departments, such as advising, financial aid, and the business office, and become acquainted with the campus facilities.
    • Sign up for an orientation through Check Admissions Status after completing the Pre-Orientation.
    • NOTE: Fully online students have an online orientation option (date listed in Check Admissions Status and above) but are also welcome to attend an on-campus orientation.
  4. Class Registration:

    • You will be registered by an advisor your first semester at GHC.
    • Advisors will use your responses on the pre-orientation questionnaire to register you for classes. Once your schedule is built by an advisor, you will receive an email to your GHC student email account. You will then have the opportunity to change your schedule by either visiting our Virtual Hub or contact the Advising department via email: advising@highlands.edu.
      • Note: Make sure to contact any GHC department through your GHC student email account.

Summer 2024 Orientation Sessions

Summer 2024 Orientations will begin with an Online Pre-Orientation followed by an in-person orientation.

Below are the Summer 2024 Orientation dates:

  • May 14, Zoom (Online-only students), 6pm
  • May 16, Paulding, 9am
  • May 20, Cartersville, 9am
  • May 23, Floyd, 9am
  • May 24, Marietta, 9am
  • May 28, Zoom (Online-only students), 1pm

How do I get started with my orientation?

  1. Pre-Orientation:

    • Pre-Orientation introduces you to GHC and what you should expect as a student.
    • Complete Pre-Orientation in your Check Admissions Status.
  2. Welcome Email:

    • The email will contain useful information to be successful at GHC. It will also include what to expect with course registration.
    • Check your student email inbox soon after signing up for the live, virtual orientation. Complete the tasks listed.
  3. Orientation Session (sign up and attendance is required):

    • GHC orientations take place on-campus at every campus location and is an opportunity to become familiar with everything GHC has to offer and ensure a smooth start to your first semester. During orientation, you'll gain insights into your chosen major and degree, have the chance to interact with various student service departments, such as advising, financial aid, and the business office, and become acquainted with the campus facilities.
    • Sign up for an orientation through Check Admissions Status after completing the Pre-Orientation.
    • NOTE: Fully online students have an online orientation option (date listed in Check Admissions Status and above) but are also welcome to attend an on-campus orientation.
  4. Class Registration:

    • You will be registered by an advisor your first semester at GHC.
    • Advisors will use your responses on the pre-orientation questionnaire to register you for classes. Once your schedule is built by an advisor, you will receive an email to your GHC student email account. You will then have the opportunity to change your schedule by either visiting our Virtual Hub or contact the Advising department via email: advising@highlands.edu.
      • Note: Make sure to contact any GHC department through your GHC student email account.

Dual Enrollment Orientation Sessions

Accepted High School students participating in Dual Enrollment may register for a specialized orientation session (not found on the list below) through the Orientation Sign Up link on the Check Admissions Status page. Please contact dualenroll@highlands.edu for more information regarding Dual Enrollment Orientation at GHC.

Questions? Email orientation@highlands.edu. Register for orientation in your Check Admissions Status page.