First Time in College

Welcome to Sacramento City College (SCC)! We are excited to welcome you to our family.

If you are a First Time in College Student (never taken college classes at SCC or any other college), we hope the information in this page is helpful to you. Click in the links below to learn how we can support you achieve your educational goals!

First Time in College Student Check List

  • Check the start date, time and location of each of your classes
  • Learn about free student support services
  • Get your Student Access Card and UTP (RT pass) sticker
  • Print assessment results for proof of meeting prerequisites for the first day of class
  • Check your Los Rios Gmail account
  • Plan to arrive early to allow for traffic & parking on the first day of school
  • Check your waitlist status (attend classes on the first week of school even if you are on the waitlist)
  • Purchase textbooks
  • Locate classes on a campus map
  • Buy a parking permit
  • Start learning about student clubs and campus activities


  • R.O.A.R.

    Recruitment, Orientation, Assessment & your plan for Registration (ROAR) provides several options for high school seniors to complete the Steps to Success for enrolling at Sacramento City College. Check out the different options for completing your orientation, assessment, and educational plan for registration (iSEP).

  • City 101

    Get a head start on college in our 4-day City 101 Summer Bridge Program. The program is free.

  • Student Success Tool Kit and Planner

    PDF download

  • Freshmen Welcome

    Freshmen Welcome is a great opportunity to meet your peers, to learn strategies for college success, and to connect to the campus community.

  • Welcome to the City Pathway Counseling

    Sacramento City College General Counseling Department is rolling out a new program designed to serve first time in college students beginning this Fall.  The program called #WelcometotheCity will assign a specific counselor to every new student to provide concentrated counseling and support during the student’s first year at SCC.

  • Freshmen Induction/ Ice Cream Social

    It is a day to officially welcome our newest Panthers.

  • Student Support Program

    Student Services creates a welcoming environment for students, serves the whole student by integrating services, contributes to student success at all stages of the student’s academic and human development, and collaborates with Instruction in all areas.

  • Student Leadership and Development

    Student Leadership and Development is where all students have the opportunity to enhance their college experience and their success.

  • Find Your Success Coach

    Success coaches can help you start your semester off right, improve and develop skills, and learn how to succeed at Sacramento City College. Find your success coach today!

  • Outreach and Recruitment

    The mission of Outreach and Recruitment is to increase comprehensive awareness of Sacramento City College to high school students, and the community. We strive to encourage a college-going culture for middle, and high school students and community members. We will provide support and information that will empower all to… MORE >>

  • Human Career Development

    Whether you are a new graduate from high school entering college for the first time or you are a student returning to the academic environment, we have something for you.  If you are the first in your family to attend college or you are new to the United States,… MORE >>