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New Student Orientation ~ C.O.R.E.

(College Orientation and Registration Experience) 

Who should attend?

All new Highline students with no prior college experience are required to attend a New Student Orientation. By attending the orientation, you will gain many benefits including:

  • Information on the degree or program that best meets your career goals
  • Interpretation of your Compass scores and/or unofficial evaluation of college classes you have completed
  • Personal assistance selecting your classes
  • Completion of your class registraton
  • Faculty adviser assignment
  • Financial aid workshop
  • Opportunity to meet with other new and current students

To register for your on campus orientaton, you will need to activate your "myHCC" email. To set up your Highline email, go to

Students participating in any of the following programs must attend a special orientation tailored just for them. Contact the department for details.

Running Start
Gateway to College
High School Completion
International Student Programs
WorkFirst Services

Registration for new student orientations is now available for Winter quarter, 2015.

Completed the "myHCC" activation? REGISTER for your ORIENTATION:

NOTE: Students needing accomodations due to a disability should contact Access Services at 206-592-3857 (voice), 253-237-1106 (video phone), or two weeks prior to the Orientation.

We believe the on campus orientation is an excellent way to begin your Highline education but if you are unable to attend, an online orientation is available. To start the online orientation you will first need to activate your "myHCC" email (See above).

Registration for new student online orientations is available for Winter quarter. Start online orientation now.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are planning to complete your online orientation at the Highline College Library, please be sure to BRING YOU OWN HEADPHONES. The Library is unable to provide headphones for use. Thanks so much!


Highline campus in fall
 If you are new to college, you are required to attend a C.O.R.E. session.

By attending a C.O.R.E. session, you will be able to meet with advisers and students and learn how to sign up for your classes!