New Student Orientation

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 portal in Financial Aid self-service before orientation.

ALL STUDENTS who plan to enroll at Moraine Valley, pursue an associate's degree, and/or prepare to transfer, are required to complete a two-part orientation program.

Part I: Online Orientation

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 I will take approximately 45-60 minutes to complete, but it is not timed. 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: Advising and Registration

The on-campus portion is mandatory for all student who are planning to complete a degree.  You will meet with an academic advisor and/or counselor to discuss course options, and then register and pay for your first semester courses.

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).

Complete Part I

Instructions on how to sign up for Part II will be given upon completion of the online module.

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 FAMILY can attend special information sessions to learn about student resources, career counseling, transferring to a four-year institution, financial aid and more.

Upcoming Parent and Family Orientation Dates