Group Advising & New Student Orientation

Welcome to San Antonio College!

Group Advising & New Student Orientation are mandatory requirements for the following:

  • First Time In-College Students
  • Transfer Students with less than 7 earned credit hours
  • Returning Students who only completed dual credit courses

Note: Returning/Former, Transfer with more than 7 credit hours and Transient students are not required to go through group advising or orientation.

Step 1

You must attend a Group Advising session for registration. During your advising session, you will register for classes.

To RSVP for a Group Advising session, please contact your assigned Certified Enrollment Coach, or email Before you RSVP to a session, the following enrollment steps (Enrollment Checklist) must be completed:

  • Submit ALL official transcripts (High School, GED, Home School, College)
  • Submit proof of Bacterial Meningitis vaccination (if under the age of 22)
  • TSI placement exam (for exemptions please click here)
  • Go FAAR and Test Prep Modules in ACES (contact the IT Helpdesk for ACES assistance: (210) 486-0777 (Option 6))

After you RSVP, to a group advising session:

  • A confirmation email will be sent to the email provided
  • For group advising questions or concerns email

Step 2

You must attend a New Student Orientation (NSO). Prior to NSO you must have attended a group advising session and must be registered for classes.

NSO is an informative presentation that welcomes students attending San Antonio College for the first time. NSO includes:

  • Campus Tour (Find your classes!!)
  • Campus Resources/Services Presentation
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Fun Activities/Giveaways

Note: SAC NSO is available only to students attending San Antonio College. For questions, email

Register for NSO