New Student Orientation is an essential step in beginning your educational journey. It will prepare you to be successful at Moraine Valley. Students begin the first step of orientation after taking placement tests and/or submitting ACT/SAT scores, AP scores, or college transcripts.  If applicable, students also should verify financial aid status through their Moraine Valley student email before orientation.

New Student Orientation

Whether you are a full or part-time student, New Student Orientation will prepare you for an exciting academic career at Moraine Valley Community College. Students who plan to enroll at Moraine Valley full-time (12 credit hours or more) are required to complete a two-part orientation program.

Part I: The online portion of the program will present you with academic policies, procedures, and additional crucial information to prepare you in becoming a successful Moraine Valley student.

Part II: The on-campus portion is mandatory for full-time students.  You will meet with an academic advisor and/or counselor to discuss course options, and then register and pay for your first semester courses.

What to Expect

Part I will take approximately 45-60 minutes to complete, but it is untimed. You may leave the online module and return to it at any time. You must pass the final test with a 100% score before you can move on to Part II.

Part II will last approximately two hours. During Part II of orientation, students will:

  • Meet with an academic advisor and counselor.
  • Select and schedule classes.
  • Make a tuition deposit (unless your financial aid has been completed and you have been cleared to register by the Moraine Valley Financial Aid Office).

Please note: Students must arrive on time; late students will be required to reschedule their on-campus session. Only students are permitted to attend. Parents and families can opt to attend a Parent and Family Orientation Program, as detailed below.

How to Register

To receive the online link for Part I, email orientation@morainevalley.edu, call (708) 608-4800 or visit the Academic Advising and New Student Orientation offices in Building S, Room S201, on the Palos Hills campus.

Parent and Family Orientation Program

Information sessions are designed for family members of new full-time students to learn about resources for students, career counseling, transferring to a four-year institution, financial aid and scholarships, privacy of student records, academic programs, and more. Bring your questions. Space is limited. Please RSVP at (708) 974-5277.