First Time in College (FTIC) Counseling Workshop

Welcome to Sacramento City College!

If this is your very first time in college, below are the next important steps in completing the pre-enrollment process.  After completing ApplicationOrientation, and Assessment, you may then sign up for a First Time in College (FTIC) Counseling Workshop.

All first-time-in-college students are required to attend an FTIC Counseling Workshop. These workshops are offered by Academic Counselors who will assist you in planning for your first semester of classes at Sacramento City College.  It is imperative to complete this step to achieve priority enrollment status.

About First Time in College Counseling Workshops

Who Qualifies?

  • Only first time in college, new students should attend the FTIC Counseling Workshops.
  • Additionally, all students who register the workshop must have completed their Application, Orientation, and Assessment (and have final scores) prior to the session.
  • Students must not have any holds on their account.

What Do I Bring with Me?

  • Assessment scores
  • High school and/or college transcripts
  • AP Test scores

What Can I Expect from My First Time in College Counseling Workshop?

During the FTIC Counseling workshop, you will put together a first-semester education plan (iSEP) with a counselor. iSEP are required for new students in order to receive Priority Registration, and will help assist you in determining appropriate classes you can take your first term.  FTIC Counseling workshops will cover general education requirements, major preparation, pre and co-requisites, class search, and college resources.  Each session will take approximately 1.5 hours.

Follow-Up Counseling Services

Counseling services are offered at all three of our sites.  We encourage students to meet with a counselor on their second semester to develop a comprehensive plan, which will include all semesters until you transfer or graduate, and is specific to each student’s educational goals.