New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation welcomes students to the campus community, prepares them for academic expectations and opportunities, and provides them with the necessary knowledge to start off strong at Schoolcraft. 

All first-time college students are required to complete New Student Orientation before registering for classes. Guest, transfer, post-degree, non-degree seeking, and dual enrolled students are NOT required to complete orientation before registering for classes, but are welcome to participate! 

We currently offer two options for orientation. You only need to complete one of the two. We strongly recommend students participate in a live, virtual orientation. If you are unable to attend a live, virtual orientation, you may complete our online orientation.

Option One: Attend live, virtual New Student Orientation

Join us via Zoom to learn about academic support, financial aid, career services, and student activities. During the orientation session, you’ll meet with an academic advisor to schedule your first semester classes. At the end of orientation, you’ll have the opportunity to register for those classes. These sessions will occur on Fridays from 10 am-12:30 pm. You will receive login information for the Zoom session after registering.

In order for you to meet with an academic advisor and select classes at orientation, we need your test scores and a high school transcript. If you have not sent those to Schoolcraft yet, see below for more information on how to submit these documents. Contact the Admissions Office at 734-462-4683 or for assistance.

You will need to pay tuition and fees or enroll in a payment plan within 3 days after registering for classes. If you do not, you will be dropped from classes. You’ll learn more about payment options and Financial Aid at orientation, but if you plan to use Financial Aid, we encourage you to start the aid application process before attending orientation.

Test Scores

If you completed the ACT/SAT in the last 3 years, send those scores to Schoolcraft or email a score report to

If you have not taken the ACT/SAT or if your scores are older than 3 years, visit the Testing Center website to schedule a placement test. Make sure to schedule and complete the test prior to attending orientation.


Send high school transcripts to Schoolcraft via Parchment or have your high school send them directly to

If you are a transfer student who wants to attend orientation, have your previous institution send an official transcript to Schoolcraft or If you cannot get an official transcript submitted in time, you may use an unofficial transcript for your orientation advising appointment. Send unofficial transcripts to with your First and Last Name and ID number in the subject line.

If you require accommodations for orientation or an ASL/English interpreter, please contact Laura Haldane at or 734-462-7271. Please request any accommodations or interpreting 2 weeks prior to your orientation session.

Register for a Live, Virtual Orientation

Option Two: Complete online New Student Orientation

This is a self-paced orientation you can complete at any time. The online orientation will familiarize you with academics, campus life, student resources, and next steps. Information in this orientation is presented using text and video. At the end, you will take a short quiz, which lets us know you completed the orientation.

This version of orientation does NOT include an appointment with an academic advisor. After completing the online orientation, new students should contact the Advising Office at 734-462-4429 and select option 4 to schedule an appointment. Before meeting with an advisor, students attending college for the first time will need to submit ACT/SAT test scores and a high school transcript. Transfer students will need to send official transcripts. See the Test Scores and Transcripts sections above for more information. 

Begin Online Orientation