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 Application and Orientation, you may then sign up for a First Time in College (FTIC) Counseling Workshop

NOTE:  Your placements in English and Math courses are based on your high school records.

All first-time-in-college students are required to attend an FTIC Counseling Workshop. These workshops are offered by Sacramento City College 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


  • Only first time in college students who have never attended college should attend the FTIC Counseling Workshops.   (Returning students or students from other colleges click HERE 
  • All students who register the workshop must have a current Application on file and must have completed an Orientation.
  • Students must not have any holds on their account.
  • Students must bring AP or IB scores with them–at least be prepared to tell the Counselor that you have or are waiting for AP results

What’s Next!

Following the First Time in College Workshops every new student will be assigned a Sacramento City College Counselor* for your first year with us.  You will be invited to join #Welcome to the City (WTC), which is the SCC Counseling Program for new students.  The invitation will come through your Los Rios Gmail account and will instruct you to sign up on Canvas (an online learning platform).  Look for the tile called #WelcometotheCity!

*Students in Athletics, EOPS, DSPS, Puente and UMOJA will have a dedicated Counselor outside of the #WelcometotheCity program.


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

You are strongly encouraged to meet with your Counselor throughout your first year to plan your career path.  Your Counselor will work with you to create a detailed educational plan that will provide you with required courses, the correct sequence of courses and information, such as college resources and suggested referrals.  You will receive  important dates to apply for graduation and/or transfer.  Come with all your questions  This is YOUR plan!