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NSO Exemption

Some new students may qualify for exemption from New Student Orientation (NSO). Students who qualify need to complete an exemption form.

Exemption Qualifications

Students may qualify for exemption from NSO if they:

  • Have already obtained a college degree (at HFC or elsewhere);
  • Have completed coursework at a different college after high school and are transferring at least 15 credits to HFC; or
  • Have taken the ESL Course Placement and placed into ELI Level 4 or below.

NSO Exemption Form

Once the exemption form has been received, the Office of Orientation & New Student Engagement will respond in regards to whether a student's exemption has been approved or denied within 48 business hours.

For questions about exemptions, please contact the Office of Orientation & New Student Engagement at 313-845-9671 or email orientation@hfcc.edu.