Darton State College

Darton State College New Student Orientation Home Page

New Student Orientation

Upcoming Orientation Dates

Should you have any questions about viewing
the NSO videos or Spring 2016 registration,
please contact:

  1. G. Pat Ridgeway @ (229) 317-6919

Should you have any questions about viewing
the NSO videos or Spring 2016 registration,
please contact:

  1. G. Pat Ridgeway @ (229) 317-6919

Welcome to the New Student Orientation Website

Welcome to the college’s New Student Orientation website.  We are pleased that you have chosen to begin or continue your collegiate experience at Darton State College (DSC). We want to make sure that you successfully transition to college and have a great experience as a new student.

Although we are not hosting an on-campus orientation for the Spring 2016 Semester, we want to afford you with opportunities to learn about the academic programs and campus resources by viewing orientation videos.  In addition, you will have an opportunity to meet with an academic advisor or talk to an online support specialist, and to register for classes.  Whether you plan to take your classes on campus or as an online student, the videos and on-campus or online advising sessions will help you to become better prepared for the upcoming semester.  As a new student, your orientation to Darton will continue in the First Year Experience class (DART 1000) once the semester begins.

The information on this website also includes information about Albany, area hotels and restaurants, local attractions, directions to the campus, and a campus map. We hope that you will also begin to explore the college’s website by clicking Current Students and Academics on the DSC homepage. However, your first step in the orientation process is to review the Frequently Asked Questions before you register with an advisor or online support specialist.

FAQs about the DSC Spring 2016 Registration

How do I register for Spring 2016 classes?

By the time you review the information on the New Student Orientation website, you will have received a letter from Frank Malinowski, Assistant Vice-President for Enrollment Management about registering for Spring 2016 classes.

Who is my academic advisor or online support specialist?

The name and contact information for your academic advisor is in the letter and contact information for your online support specialist has been forwarded in an email message.

When can I register for classes?

Students can register for classes during Early Registration by making an on-campus or online appointment with their advisor or online support specialist from November 2 through November 20, 2015.

How do I know which math and English classes to register for?
  • Click the Math and English Options button.
  • On the Discover Your Pathway web page, use the dropdown box to select the Spring 2016 semester and click Next.
  • When asked, “Are you a returning student?” click “No,” and Next.
  • When asked, “Have you (re) taken the COMPASS?” click “Yes” and Next.
  • Enter your COMPASS writing, reading, and math scores and click Next.
  • Select your program of study and click Next.
  • Record your Math pathway, recommended math class, and recommended English class for your advisor or online support specialist. 
  • Be sure to provide them with that information when you register for your classes.