Student Orientation


Due to COVID-19, Clark College has moved to remote operations. 

If you are a new student enrolling at Clark, you will be required to complete an online orientation before you can register for classes. Click "New Student" below for more information.

If you have questions about the on-boarding, orientation or registration process, please email and one of our staff will respond back to you within 48 business hours. 

Student Orientation is an important step in the enrollment process! Orientation will provide you with vital information on student success, career planning, financial planning, academic planning and more. Click the appropriate link below to view your orientation requirements.

Are you a...?

New Student:

A student who has never attended college before, includes Running Start students

Returning Student:

A student who attended Clark College in the past, but has been gone for more than 4 quarters, or 1 year

Transfer Student:

A student who has attended college at another institution, and is now beginning at Clark

CAP (Career and Academic Preparation) Student:

Students who are enrolling in CAP classes to complete High School 21+, GED preparation, or improve their reading, writing or math skills.

ESL (English as a Second Language) Student:

A student who is a non-native speaker and is attending Clark to learn English

International or IELP (Intensive English Language Program) Student:

A student with F-1 or M-1 visa status who will enroll in college level or IELP classes.


After completing Orientation, check out our Orientation 2.0 | Penguin Welcome Series sessions!

There’s a lot more information we want to share with you and help you feel ready and prepared for the start of your first term. Click the link to see what sessions you want to attend! These sessions are open to all students starting at Clark! 

Orientation 2.0: Penguin Welcome Series

Questions about orientation?

Contact or (360) 699-NEXT.