New Student Orientation


In order to start with the New Student Orientation (NSO), you will need to have completed an online application to the college. If you have not already applied, please submit an application.

What is New Student Orientation?

The New Student Orientation, also known as NSO (part 1) is part of the onboarding process and is required for all degree-seeking students new to Broward College. Students receive communication via email and text regarding the next steps from their Student Success Coach.

At the NSO session, you will:

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

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 and registering for NSO
  5. Receive communication from Student Success Coach to complete Major Explorer prior to attending the NSO
  6. Attend New Student Orientation
    1. Register for classes
    2. Schedule for Advising Appointment (at the NSO) - Get step-by-step instructions
    3. Will be registering for FSA ID
    4. Will be registered for online NSO (part 2) via D2L (our software for online learning and teaching)
    5. Will be registered by staff for First Flight (if applicable)
  7. Attend First Flight
  8. Access your online NSO (part 2) 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 the NSO session, you may send an email to

Have questions about your New Student Orientation (NSO) session or any other BC Admissions-related requests, please connect to the qless line.

Please review our Remote and On-Campus New Student Orientation Schedule and select the time that is most appropriate for you.

Remote and On-Campus A&R Sessions Schedule
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. On-Campus Remote On-Campus Remote Remote
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Remote On-Campus Remote On-Campus On-Campus
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. On-Campus Remote On-Campus 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