Atlanta Metropolitan State College New Student Orientation

All freshmen and transfer students, who are attending Atlanta Metropolitan State College (AMSC) for the first time, are required to attend New Student Orientation (NSO). Post-bac and transient students are not required to attend NSO. As a result of COVID-19, only participants are permitted to attend.


New Student Orientation provides:

  • 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 and parents or guardians to meet the college's faculty and staff; and,
  • An opportunity for parents and guardians to learn about the college's programs, requirements, and expectations.

To register for New Student Orientation, click the link below:

Orientation is offered in both online and in-person formats. The in-person format meets all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Georgia Department of Public Health (GDPH) and University System of Georgia (USG) COVID-19 guidelines. Participants have the option to choose the desired format.

During an in-person session, students meet other new students, receive academic advisement, register for classes, and receive information about AMSC's programs and services that will help enrollees become successful college students. In the online session, professional advisors will contact students via their student email (ginger) upon completion of NSO. In the event that you select an in-person session, please arrange to be excused from any other prior commitments.


Participants will be sent an email, including a link and login instructions, to access the online course. Prior to receiving the email, participants will be forwarded a Teams Meeting Invitation to join a Pre-Orientation Q & A. AMSC Student Life and Leadership staff will provide attendees with program expectations, clarify the process, and respond to any questions and/or concerns you may have before you begin the online course.


Effective April 2021, AMSC will offer in-person sessions limited to 10 participants per session. The session will include a tour, brief presentations, and opportunities to meet faculty, staff, and other students.

Trailblazer Orientation Ambassadors

Trailblazer Orientation Ambassadors are AMSC student leaders who represent a variety of programs and backgrounds. These student leaders assist students with navigating registration and enrollment processes that are unique to AMSC. Ambassadors will greet participants upon arrival, guide new students through the enrollment process, and help them acclimate to the college environment.

Advisement and Registration

During New Student Orientation students will be advised regarding course selection and registration by a Professional Academic Success Advisor (ASA) from the Center for Academic Advising and Student Success (CAAS). All new students are assigned to an ASA. Students participating in the online NSO should check their AMSC student email frequently for pertinent information from CAAS and your designated ASA upon completion of NSO.

Click here for more information about student advising and how to contact your advisor.

You are not officially enrolled until you pay your tuition and fees.


Financial Aid

A student must be accepted to the college before the Office of Financial Aid can make an award. Students who have 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 an applicant has been accepted to the college and received a PIN number, the applicant can check his/her financial aid status via the Student Portal 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.

Tuition 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.

Logistics | Details

  • Check-in begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 9:30 a.m.
  • The program begins promptly at 9:30 a.m.
  • Orientation is scheduled every other Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. in the Student Services and Success Center (Building 650).
  • Parking is available in the Green Lot.
  • Please plan to arrive on time and schedule at least (3) hours to complete the New Student Orientation process.