New Student – First Time in College

Steps to Succeed

  1. Apply – Apply to Fullerton College.
  2. Online Orientation – To access the online orientation log into myGateway and click on the “Fullerton” tab, then click on the “Online Orientation” hyperlink.
  3. Assessment Appointment – Schedule an assessment appointment to take the college’s Assessment exams to determine English or English as a Second Language (ESL), reading and math course placement. The Assessment Center location is room 3023 in the 3000 Building, click here for a map.
  4. Group Advising – Call the Fullerton College Counseling Department at (714) 992-7084 to schedule and attend a Group Advising session.  Students may also schedule in person at 321 E. Chapman Ave., 2000 Building, 2nd Floor, Fullerton, CA.
  5. Financial Aid – For information on federal/state assistance and eligibility requirements, contact Financial Aid Office, 100 Bldg, 1st floor, (714) 888-7588.
  6. Schedule of Classes– Refer to the online Class Schedule for course offerings or purchase at the Fullerton College Bookstore, 2000 Bldg, 1st floor.
  7. Registration Appointment – Prior to registration students will receive email notification of their registration date and time through myGateway.
  8. Registration – Students may register using myGateway at their assigned registration date and time or anytime thereafter. Here is a video that explains the online registration process.
  9. Fees – Registration fees must be paid immediately after registering or students may be dropped from their classes. Refer to “Fees” page in the Class Schedule.
  10. Attend Class – It is extremely important that students attend the first class meeting. Failure to attend may result in being dropped from the class.
  11. Student Services – Many services are provided to support students’ success at Fullerton College. Refer to the “Support Services for Students” section in the Class Schedule.