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First-Year Experience

First-Year Experience

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All new Prairie State College (PSC) students are required to attend an orientation session after completing your PSC Admissions Application. 

This is the time you will select your classes for your first semester at PSC. 

Why should you attend First-Year Student Orientation? Research shows that students who participate in First-Year Student Orientation programs generally perform better academically than those who do not attend. You will be able to eliminate the “I didn’t know” factor by exploring and discovering important information about PSC, including what you need to do to succeed and the resources that you can use. The First-Year Student Orientation program at PSC will provide you with the following opportunities and information:

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Discover: You will find out what you will need to be successful at PSC. You will discover the expectations your instructors will have and why attending class is critical. What career are you interested in? Are you planning to transfer to a four-year college or university? What courses should you take your first semester?

Explore: You will meet new and current students and others in the PSC community. You will hear about the services we offer, where you can get additional help with your courses, and where you can get your ID and parking pass. You will explore our campus and learn where the Library, Enrollment Services and Financial Aid are located. You also will find out about where you can get scholarship help.

Pioneer: As a new student at PSC, you will become a PSC Pioneer! You will find out about the various opportunities and organizations that await you when you become part of the PSC family.

Questions? Please call the First Year Experience Office at (708) 709-3639 or (708) 709-3622.

$$$$$ Don’t wait to start the financial aid process!  Go to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA.gov) and start your 2019-20 application for the spring semester now.  If you have questions, the Prairie State Financial Aid Office web site might be able to help you.  For further information, you can check the Illinois Student Aid Commission (ISAC).