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 “New and Returning Students,”  then click on the “Fullerton College Orientation” hyperlink, for visual directions click here.
  3. Assessment – Mail or electronically deliver a copy of your high school transcripts to the Fullerton College Assessment Center to determine English or English as a Second Language (ESL), reading and math course placement. The Assessment Center address is Fullerton College, 321 E. Chapman Ave., Assessment Center Room 3023, Fullerton, CA 92832 (click here for a map).  Also mail or electronically deliver any test scores you may have available, such as Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) or California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) results.
    • To be placed into an ESL (English as a Second Language) course or Chemistry 111AF course students will need to take our assessment test. All placement testing is by appointment only. Walk-in testing is NOT available, by appointment only.  Please click on this link to schedule your ESL or Chemistry assessment.
  4. Group Advising – Call the Fullerton College Counseling Department at (714) 992-7084 to schedule and attend a remote Group Advising session.
  5. Financial Aid – For information on federal/state assistance and eligibility requirements, visit the Financial Aid website or call them at (714) 888-7588.
  6. Schedule of Classes– Refer to the online Class Schedule for course offerings or purchase at the Fullerton College Bookstore.
  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.  Attendance may be required remotely for online courses and previously in person courses amid the COVID-19 hiatus.  Click the blue hyperlink of the Course Registration Number (CRN) in the Searchable Class Schedule for additional details about each, including how and when to “attend” a class taught online or remotely.
  11. Student Services – Many services are provided to support students’ success at Fullerton College, here is a link to our Student Services.