New Student Transition Programs

New Student Transition Programs are designed to serve as a bridge in the transition to college and to EMCC.  Our programs exist because there are specific skills, knowledge, and abilities that everyone needs to learn in order to be a successful college student and to graduate.  Our programs are designed to help you learn how to connect, use your resources, ask for help, and navigate the sometimes confusing waters of college.

New Student Orientation (NSO):

All admitted students are placed into a short online NSO course in Brightspace.  We require that you complete it before we have you talk with an academic advisor and get registered for your first term of classes.  NSO will cover the basics of being a student at EMCC, such as how to pay for college and how financial aid works, how to get a class schedule, how to buy required tools for your program, and how and where to buy books!

Contact Lauren Quinn for more information | 207-974-4789

New Student Welcome Days:

These are half- day or one- day programs over the summer and in January, designed to welcome admitted students to campus.  We introduce you to people and resources you will need to succeed, offer tours of campus, and provide open time to get “business done,” such as ordering textbooks, meeting with your academic advisor, and setting up accessibility services/accommodations.  

Contact Christy Oliveri for more information | 207-974-4664

CLICK HERE to RSVP for January’s Welcome day

First-Year Experience (FYE ) courses:

The FYE course is a one-credit, 10 week course that is optional, though we encourage liberal studies/career studies students to take it.  But it is open to all!  We focus on topics such as goal setting, career planning, self-motivation & management, relationship building, and belief in oneself.  

Contact Christy Oliveri for more information | 207-974-4664

TRIO Summer Success Academy:  

The Summer Success Academy is a free in-person daytime academy for TRIO-eligible students who are new to EMCC and who have been placed in developmental math, writing, or FYE classes for the fall. Check out our TRIO site to see if you would be eligible, and for information on how to apply!

Contact Jeremy White for more information | 207-974-4607