Tennessee Promise

New Student Orientation (NSO)

At the NSO session, you will have the opportunity to meet with an advisor, register for classes, speak with a Financial Aid representative, as well as receive important information pertaining to your college career.

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Who is Required to Attend

  • First-time entering, degree-seeking students who will attend Southwest in the upcoming semester
  • Students who participated in Dual Enrollment and have not attended college since their high school graduation
  • Transfer students

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Required Documents

The following documents must be submitted to the Admissions and Records office before you can attend a NSO. If you have already submitted these documents, you are ready for the NSO:

  • A copy of your ACT, SAT, COMPASS, or ASSET college placement test scores (required)
  • Copies of transcripts from all previously attended colleges

We also recommend you submit the following documents to the Admissions and Records office:

  • A copy of your immunization records, if you were born on or after January 1, 1957
  • An official high school transcript or GED/high school equivalency diploma
  • Proof of citizenship (Driver's license, State ID, Birth Certificate, Green Card, or Passport)

Remember to complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (opens new window). For help completing the FAFSA or for questions about financial aid, please contact the Financial Aid office.

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How to Register

There are two ways to register/complete the required NSO; attend a face-to-face session or complete the online NEW Student Orientation.

Face-to-Face

Reserve a seat for one of the NSO sessions shown in the Schedule table below. Registration can be schedule online or by calling the Advising and Counseling office.

  • Online: Register for a scheduled NSO session by logging into AdvisorTrac (opens new window).
  • Phone Call: Call Advising and Counseling at 901-333-4594 [Macon Cove Campus] or 901-333-5122 [Union Avenue Campus].
2016 Schedule
Date/Day Time Location
*June 2/Thursday 4:30 p.m. Union Avenue Campus, Nursing, Natural Sciences and Biotechnology Building, Room 100 (Auditorium)
*June 3/Friday 9 a.m. Union Avenue Campus, Nursing, Natural Sciences and Biotechnology Building, Room 100 (Auditorium)
*June 9/Thursday 4:30 p.m. Macon Cove Campus, Farris Building, Room 1201 (Auditorium)
*June 10/Friday 9 a.m. Macon Cove Campus, Farris Building, Room 1201 (Auditorium)
*June 23/Thursday 4:30 p.m. Union Avenue Campus, Nursing, Natural Sciences and Biotechnology Building, Room 100 (Auditorium)
*June 24/Friday 9 a.m. Union Avenue Campus, Nursing, Natural Sciences and Biotechnology Building, Room 100 (Auditorium)
*July 7/Thursday 4:30 p.m. Macon Cove Campus, Farris Building, Room 1201 (Auditorium)
*July 8/Friday 9 a.m. Macon Cove Campus, Farris Building, Room 1201 (Auditorium)
*July 14/Thursday 4:30 p.m. Union Avenue Campus, Nursing, Natural Sciences and Biotechnology Building, Room 100 (Auditorium)
*July 15/Friday 9 a.m. Union Avenue Campus, Nursing, Natural Sciences and Biotechnology Building, Room 100 (Auditorium)
*July 21/Thursday 4:30 p.m. Macon Cove Campus, Farris Building, Room 1201 (Auditorium)
*July 22/Friday 9 a.m. Macon Cove Campus, Farris Building, Room 1201 (Auditorium)
*August 4/Thursday 4:30 p.m. Macon Cove Campus, Farris Building, Room 1201 (Auditorium)
*August 5/Friday 9 a.m. Macon Cove Campus, Farris Building, Room 1201 (Auditorium)

Note: If you are unable to attend the NSO in person, you may complete it online.

Online

Complete the NSO online by logging in at My.Southwest Online Services, locate the Quick Launch area [left side of the screen] and select the NEW Student Orientation icon. NEW Student Orientation

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This slideshow is dedicated to all of the people here at Southwest who work hard to welcome our new students and get them ready. We salute you.

Posted by Southwest Tennessee Community College on Monday, August 3, 2015