Counseling classes including orientation are being offered this Summer and Fall 2024.

Register for an Orientation Class

Orientation Classes (COU 000A) are being offered between Summer and Fall 2024 - perfect for new students planning on transferring or earning a degree.

Learn More about Classes from the Counseling Department and Register via My Mission Portal.

New Students

New students are required to satisfy the orientation requirement by their first semester at Mission College. Orientation provides students with information about the campus, higher education, college programs and services; degree, certificate, and transfer requirements; registration; academic expectations and procedures; and campus facilities.

Students can complete the orientation by selecting one of the options below:

1. MC Self-paced Online Orientation through the Student Portal.

    • Can be completed in approximately two hours.
    • Quiz submissions necessary to satisfy requirement.
    • No tuition fees.
    • Watch this short video for instructions on how to access this orientation.

2. Counseling classes: COU 000A, COU 005

    • Earn college units through these classes.
    • May take anywhere between two days and the full semester.
    • Tuition fees may be covered through financial aid.
    • See counselor for more details about these classes.
    • Offered in-person or online.


You are exempt from orientation if you have:

  • Completed an associate degree or higher degree from an accredited U.S. institution; OR
  • Enrolled in the college for a reason other than career development or advancement, transfer, attainment of a degree or certificate of achievement, or completion of basic skills or English as a Second Language course sequence; OR
  • Enrolled in the college for personal enrichment; OR
  • Completed these services at another community college within the past 5 years; OR
  • Enrolled in the college solely to take a course that is legally mandated for employment as defined in section 55000 or necessary in response to a significant change in industry or licensure standards; OR
  • Enrolled in the college as an 10th, 11th and 12th grade student concurrently taking classes in secondary school.