FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. DO I HAVE TO HAVE PLACEMENT SCORES TO ATTEND ORIENTATION?
Yes! It is very important for students who plan to attend orientation to have their placement test scores (Accuplacer or THEA) on file with the Admissions Office. If a student is exempt from taking a placement test, you must have your TAKS, ACT, or SAT scores on file with the Admissions Office. Students without test scores WILL NOT be able to register for classes at orientation.
2. CAN I JUST SHOW-UP?
No-Students are encouraged to register for the orientation they plan to attend prior to the day of the orientation so that we can be prepared and ready for you to be on campus. Students and guests who do not register before any full-day orientations will pay a $50 late fee upon arrival or be referred to a later orientation date.The late fee will be due upon arrival to campus.
3. SHOULD I STAY THE WHOLE DAY?
Yes! It is important to stay the entire day of orientation as to not miss out on any important information or fun! Students will rotate through several different sessions throughout orientation-all of which are very important to your future success!
4. IS IT REQUIRED THAT I ATTEND NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION?
It is highly encouraged that all new students attend an orientation event. Students who attend orientation are typically better prepared and successful their first semester at SPC. If you are unable to attend a New Student Orientation, be sure to register for a HUDV 1100 or HUDV 1300 class. These classes are designed to teach you how to be an effective and successful college student.
5. WHAT IF I CAN'T COME-DO I GET A REFUND?
Orientation fees are non-refundable. Students unable to attend the orientation they registered for will have the option to attend a later orientation date if space permits. For questions concerning refunds, please call 806-716-2115 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
6. HOW DO I KNOW WHICH ORIENTATION TO ATTEND?
Attend the orientation where you plan to take the majority of your classes. It is important to know that not every major is offered at every campus. Check out our Orientation Schedule for a chart of majors and where each is offered.
If you plan to begin attending SPC during the Spring semester, attend the Spring Orientation on the Levelland campus regardless of which campus you plan to attend.
7. WHAT IF I'M ALREADY REGISTERED FOR CLASSES?
You are welcome to attend orientation even if you are already registered for classes. There is a lot of information presented at orientation in addition to registration and advising. Plus, you can meet with an advisor to ensure you are on track and to make any changes to your schedule, if needed.