July 24, 2017

East Central Community College in Decatur will hold its final Orientation Session before fall 2017 classes start on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. Registering for fall 2017 classes is among the activities new and transfer students will participate in at the final Warrior Wednesday.

Fall 2017 on-campus classes begin on Monday, Aug. 14.

The Orientation will be from 9 a.m. to Noon beginning in Huff Auditorium. New students can begin signing in for the session at 8:30 a.m. Those participating will be welcomed by ECCC President Dr. Billy Stewart, view a virtual campus tour, and receive information on financial aid, admissions, housing and student activities, and discipline and security. Following a tutorial on registering for classes using the college’s myEC portal, new students will move to their programs of study to be advised by faculty and register for fall classes.

Following registration, students will tour the campus. New students will be able to acquire their student IDs and parking permits while on the tour. Students should bring a photo ID and their license plate number with them to Orientation.

In order to attend the Orientation and register for fall term classes, students must complete three steps in admissions: ECCC Application for Admission (available online at www.eccc.edu); ACT or Accuplacer scores, which will be used for placement in English and mathematics courses; and high school/college transcripts. Transfer students must have all college transcripts on file before they can register for classes.

Students who have already satisfied all three steps in the admissions process will have received information from the Office of Admissions on how to register for the Orientation session on Aug. 9.

The Accuplacer exam may be taken to satisfy entrance score and course placement requirements. Students may take the Accuplacer exam provided that they have applied, been admitted, or been enrolled at ECCC. Accuplacer exams are arranged by appointment and are given in the Success Center located in the Burton Library on ECCC’s Decatur campus. To schedule a test, call 601-635-6346 or email misty.smith@eccc.edu.

New students who have questions about their admissions status should contact the Office of Admissions at shollings@eccc.edu or 601-635-6207. For more information about the Orientation on Aug. 9, contact Dr. Randall Lee, vice president for student services, at 601-635-6204 or rlee@eccc.edu.