New Student Orientation


In order to start with your Advising and Registration (A&R) session, which is part 1 of the New Student Orientation (NSO) on-boarding process, you will need to have completed an online application to the college. If you have not already applied, please submit an application.

What is the Advising & Registration (A&R) session?

The Advising & Registration session, also known as the A&R (part 1 of the NSO) is part of the onboarding process and is required for all degree-seeking students new to Broward College. Students receive communication via email regarding the next steps from their Student Success Coach to complete an intake form that will allow students to be pre-registered for classes prior to attending the A&R.

At the A&R session, you will:

  • Review your class registration
  • Learn how to register for future terms
  • Schedule your first advising appointment

You will also be registered for your New Student Orientation, part 2, which is accessible via D2L. In the online NSO class, you will be informed about:

  • Our campuses
  • Programs
  • Types of degrees
  • How to access your remote classes
  • Support services
  • Engagement opportunities
  • Safety, Code of Conduct, Title IX information, and much more!

First Flight aka First Year Experience (FYE)

All students who have successfully completed the on-boarding process are expected to attend First Flight, which serves as a welcome event prior to the start of classes.

First Flight is a biannual event that takes place prior to the start of the fall and spring semesters.  Students receive important information to help them be better prepared to start college. During this interactive session, students get their questions answered via a diverse panel and interact with a variety of staff who provide them with academic and student resources. In addition, students communicate with their peers about becoming involved on campus through clubs and student organizations to create a sense of belonging as they embark on a new educational journey.

Checklist for your on-boarding process:

  1. Apply to Broward College
  2. Apply for Financial Aid
  3. Receive Welcome Letter from BC along with Student ID number
  4. Receive communication from my Student Success Coach (SSC) about Next Steps
  5. Complete intake form from Student Success Coach (only for A&R ready students)
    1. Registered for A&R Session by SSC
    2. Receive communication from New Student Orientation (NSO) staff about day and time and how to join remotely or where to attend the in-person session
    3. Receive communication from New Student Orientation (NSO) staff to complete Major Explorer prior to attending the A&R session
  6. Attend A&R session
    1. Register for classes
    2. Schedule for Advising Appointment (at the A&R) - Get step-by-step instructions
    3. Will be registered for online NSO (part 2) via D2L (our software for online learning and teaching)
    4. Will be registered by staff for First Flight (if applicable)
  7. Attend First Flight
  8. Attend your online NSO on D2L
  9. Attend classes

Need help on how to access your remote classes?

Check out these resources.

If you have not communicated with your Student Success Coach to attend an A&R session, you may send an email to


Have questions about your Advising & Registration (A&R) session or any other BC Admissions-related requests, please connect to the qless line.

Please review our Remote and On-Campus A&R (part 1 orientation) Sessions Schedule and select the time that is most appropriate for you.

Remote and On-Campus A&R Sessions Schedule
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Remote Remote Remote On-Campus Remote
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Remote Remote On-Campus Remote Remote
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Remote On-Campus Remote Remote
4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. On-Campus Remote Remote Remote

Need help making some changes to your schedule after attending the A&R or need help registering for future terms? Check out this video.

Please note, you will not be able to register for your first semester on your own. You must attend the A&R and register for your first semester and set up your advising appointment.

If you need to reschedule your A&R session (part 1 orientation) you can speak to a live representative by going to QLESS, selecting the Admissions queue, or emailing