Atlanta Metropolitan State College New Student Orientation


All freshmen and transfer students, attending Atlanta Metropolitan State College (AMSC) for the first time, are required to attend orientation. It is important that you make arrangements to be in attendance throughout the entire process.

New Student Orientation provides the following:

  • An understanding of the benefits of earning a college education at AMSC
  • Information about AMSC's academic policies, procedures, standards of conduct and dress, and extra-curricular activities
  • Academic Advisement, class scheduling, and registration
  • An opportunity to meet enrolled students to discuss their perception of college life at AMSC
  • An opportunity to become familiar with AMSC's campus environment
  • An opportunity for students, parents and/or guardians to meet the college's faculty and staff
  • An opportunity for parents and/or guardians to understand the college's programs, requirements, and expectations

When to Arrive and What to Expect

  • Check-in starts 45 minutes prior to the start of Orientation.
  • Orientation activities will begin promptly at the time indicated on the New Student Orientation form and will be held in the Edwin A.Thompson Student Center (North Pavilion). Do not forget to submit your Registration Form. Plan to arrive on time.
  • No provisions are made for the safety of children. Please make other arrangements.
  • Plan to set aside at least (4) hours to complete the New Student Orientation, Advisement and Registration.
  • Please enter through the main entrance off Metropolitan Pkwy. Parking is available in the Red Parking Lot which is the first right off of the main entrance located in front of the Student Center.


During New Student Orientation you will be advised regarding initial registration. Once classes begin, if you have a Learning Support requirement(s) you will receive further instructions at that time. All students are assigned to an advisor in their program of study. A student will not be assigned an advisor until after the initial registration. Click here for more information about student advising and how to contact your advisor.

Financial Aid


You must be accepted to the college before the Office of Financial Aid can make an award. Students who applied to Atlanta Metropolitan State College and intend on receiving financial aid should have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at and submitted all required documents to the Office of Financial Aid. The school code for Atlanta Metropolitan State College is 012165. After applicants have been accepted to the college and have received their PIN number, you can check your financial aid status on the AMSC Website at Click here for more information on Financial Aid, then Check Your Financial Aid Status and follow the instructions or contact the Office of Financial Aid at (404) 756-4002.

Payment Plan


Make college easier to pay for with a Tuition Payment Plan. Atlanta Metropolitan State College partners with Nelnet Business Solutions to let you pay tuition and fees over time, making college more affordable. My Payment Plan is a service provided which enables you to view the current status of your payment plan, account balance, payment amount and manage your account. Students must have courses registered for the current term to participate. For additional information logon to or give Nelnet Business Solutions a call at 800-609-8056. Customer service representatives are available 24/7.