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New Student Orientation

Welcome to CNM! We're glad to have you. On your path to becoming a CNM Suncat, you must complete a New Student Orientation.

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Dual Credit Students

Dual Credit students are required to complete this online orientation module.

Beginning Freshman

All first-time, full-time beginning students are required to complete an in-person orientation session.

Transfer/Returning Students

Transfer and returning students can complete this online orientation module.

Benefits of New Student Orientation

Studies show that students who attend an in-person New Student Orientation session before starting their first semester of college have a higher success rate and help you understand what to expect as a new student.

We'll show you how to check your student account registration holds and how to verify your address, phone number, program of study and residency status. We'll also show you how to make an appointment with an academic coach and register for classes. We’ll wrap up the session with a campus tour so you can see where to access the numerous student resources on campus.

Once you’ve completed your in-person orientation, your orientation hold will be released from your student account, and you will be able to register for classes.

SOAR Sessions

Student orientation, advisement, and registration (SOAR) sessions are designed to give you one-on-one support. In these sessions, you will meet with an academic coach, select classes, and register for classes during orientation. Any new student is welcome to register for a SOAR session.

Students who attend a SOAR session MUST have completed the following items:

  • Submitted ACT/SAT scores or have completed the Accuplacer 7 days prior to their SOAR session.
  • Have turned in your official high school transcripts to the CNM Records Office.
  • Have turned in your official college transcripts if you attended any college courses outside of CNM.
  • Have logged into your myCNM account and have your CNM ID number, username, and password readily available.
  • Resolved additional registration holds on your student account.

Help Us Test Our New Online Orientation Module

Beginning freshman, transfer, and returning students are welcome to help us test our new online orientation at the link below. This orientation will NOT remove the orientation hold on your account but will give you helpful information about your first semester at CNM. There is a brief survey at the end of the module for you to provide your feedback.