New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation

Welcome to Houston Community College!

New Student Orientation is a great way to learn about the college, programs of study and resources. As a new student, you are required to attend New Student Orientation online.

Online NSO will introduce students to:

  • Academic programs, student support and academic resources, and student life
  • Financial services and ways to pay for college
  • Information on Academic Advising and scheduling an appointment
  • Enrolling in classes online


To complete NSO online, please follow the steps below. Students will not be able to access the link for online NSO until they complete steps 1 and 2

  1. Submit your proof of Meningitis vaccination to Admissions by following steps below. 
    1. Visit www.myeagle.hccs.edu
    2. Select "Student Sign In"
    3. Select "Checklist" box/tile
    4. Select the "On-boarding" checklist and click "Menegitis" to upload proof/documentation

  2. Complete Texas Success Initiative (TSI) pre-assessment activity, if required. The pre-test prepares students for the TSI Assessment. Take the TSI test when you feel prepared.
    1. Visit www.myeagle.hccs.edu
    2. Select "Student Sign In"
    3. Select "Checklist" box/tile
    4. Select the "On-boarding" checklist and click "TSI."

  3. Complete New Student Orientation "NSO."
    1. Visit www.myeagle.hccs.edu
    2. Select "Student Sign In"
    3. Select "Checklist" box/tile
    4. Select the "On-boarding" checklist and click "NSO" to upload proof/documentation

  4. Submit official high school transcripts, SAT and/or ACT test scores to determine eligibility for placement or waivers.
    1. For details to submit transcripts, please click here
    2. For details to submit testing scores, please click here.

  5. Complete Career Coach Assessment that's used to identify your appropriate academic program of study, career interests and options at HCC.


After completing NSO, you need to purchase your textbooks for classes.

  • Click here to view textbook options during campus closure. 


We look forward to you starting your semester at HCC!


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