All new freshmen students are required to participate in an orientation session prior to registering for classes. Orientation for other students (such as transfer students with 30 or more transferrable credits, special students, transients & Prime Timers) is not required but students are invited to participate. There are online and on campus portions of new student orientations. The online portion provides accessible information regarding academics, student services, financial aid, technology, and college policy. The on campus portion primarily provides advisement and registration counseling. Students may attend the on campus portion of orientation on any campus, but online sign up is required. New Student Orientation encourages and benefits students by welcoming them to the college and their primary campus, introducing them to available services, and helping them begin a successful career at Georgia Perimeter College. During orientation, students learn about academic requirements, receive advisement and registration assistance, learn about financial aid opportunities, gain tips for success in college, and meet other new students. Students taking online classes only may bypass the on campus portion of orientation.
To assist in the successful transition of new and transfer students to Georgia Perimeter College, peer student orientation leaders (Presidential Ambassadors) are actively involved at each campus. The Presidential Ambassadors are selected annually by the Admission Counselor on each campus. Selection is based on academic achievement, interpersonal skills, co-curricular involvement, and leadership potential. Presidential Ambassadors receive extensive training and gain skills for lifelong success. Interested students are encouraged to contact the GPC admission counselor on their campus.