In-Person New Student Orientation
If you applied to the College and are admitted or conditionally admitted, it is time to sign up for on-campus New Student Orientation (NSO).
At NSO, you will:
- Learn about campus resources and what to expect as an HFC student
- Be able to participate in course placement testing (optional)
- Meet with an academic advisor to select your class schedule
- Register for your classes
- Learn about campus life, and tour campus if you choose
Online New Student Orientation
In-person orientation is highly preferred, and we strongly recommend it as a way to start your path to success at Henry Ford College.
However, if you are unable to attend an in-person session, online orientation is available. Course placement, academic advising, and registering for classes are not covered in Online Orientation. It is important that you meet with an academic advisor after you participate in online orientation, to help you register for classes.
After completing online orientation, it may take up to 30 minutes for your registration permission to be granted.
Dual Enrollment Orientation
Are you a current high school student taking college courses here on the HFC campus? You can complete Dual Enrollment Orientation online in your student portal. HFC also coordinates group dual enrollment orientation sessions with local high schools, we may see you soon in a group orientation session on our campus or at your school!
Parent and Family Orientation
Are you a parent or guardian wanting to know more about what your student will be going through as a college student and how you can help support them? Parent and Family Orientation provides family members of new students with important information on how they can support and assist them through a successful college experience.
Students in a non-degree seeking program, including guest students do not need to complete orientation prior to registering for classes.
Some students may qualify for an exemption from the orientation requirement needed to register for classes. To find out if you qualify, please go to our NSO Exemption page.
To request a sign language interpreter for an in-person NSO-SOAR session, please be sure to contact firstname.lastname@example.org at least two weeks prior to the date of the session you registered for.