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  CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE:   Campus is Closed. All in-person activities and events are postponed. In-person and hybrid courses have been moved online. Online/distance classes continue as scheduled. Students are encouraged to contact their instructors for any additional class information.


SCC's Orientation is designed to prepare you for achieving your goals and to help you discover and learn about the many resources that SCC has to offer. There are three main components of orientation:


Our online pre-orientation introduces students, parents, and community to the programs we offer at SCC and how to become a student at SCC. Through a series of video, we introduce you to our campus resource, explain academic pathways, introduce financial aid options, and share a little about our campus life and engagement.

  • Available to anyone, at any time, and at your own pace.
  • Discover our campus resources.
  • Learn about next steps to getting registered at SCC.
  • Ready to get started? Visit the Pre-Orientation portal.

Scottsdale Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR)

After you have completed the pre-orientation, you must attend SOAR to get advised and registered for classes if:

  • You have never attended college.
  • Have earned less than six college credits.
  • Are a former early college student: ACE, Hoop of Learning, or Dual Enrollment.
  • Ready for advising and registration? Make an appointment on the SOAR page.

Note: Students with prior college credit (except early college courses, or less than six college credits) do not need to attend SOAR, but must meet with an advisor. Be sure to bring unofficial transcripts of all completed college coursework.

Artie's Fall Welcome

Artie's Fall Welcome is for all new students and those returning to SCC after a hiatus.

  • Artie's Fall Welcome takes place right before each semester begins.
  • Learn about the specifics of your program.
  • Meet the faculty who teach in your program.
  • Ready to sign up for Artie's Fall Welcome? Sign up through the Class Search page.