ECCC offering “Walk-In” Orientation sessions

New and transfer students planning to attend East Central Community College in fall 2017 can now take advantage of weekday “Walk-In” Orientation sessions on the Decatur campus.
Walk-In Orientation is available beginning June 12 Mondays through Thursdays from either 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The college will be closed on July 4 for the Independence Day holiday. Fall 2017 classes begin on Monday, Aug. 14.
Students attending a Walk-In Orientation should first go to the Admissions Office in the Smith Student Union Building to obtain their log-in information and Orientation agenda. Students will then go to the Success Center in the Burton Library to view online orientation information and register for classes. Following registration, students will tour the campus. New students will be able to acquire their student IDs and parking permits while on the tour. Students should bring a photo ID and their license tag number with them to Orientation.
Students are encouraged to arrive promptly at 8:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.
“New students participating in the Walk-In Orientation will receive all the benefits of a regular half-day Orientation session,” said Dr. Randall Lee, ECCC vice president for student services. “In order to register for classes, those attending must have completed all the steps in the college’s admissions process. Once complete in admissions, students will receive an invitation to attend a Walk-In Orientation.”
Students planning to attend Orientation should have completed these three steps in admissions: ECCC Application for Admission (available online at; ACT or Accuplacer scores, which will be used for placement in English and mathematics courses; and high school/college transcripts. Transfer students must have all college transcripts on file before they can register for classes.
The Accuplacer exam may be taken to satisfy entrance score and course placement requirements. Students may take the Accuplacer exam provided that they have applied, been admitted, or been enrolled at ECCC. Accuplacer exams are arranged by appointment and are given in the Success Center located in the Burton Library on ECCC’s Decatur campus. To schedule a test, call 601-635-6346 or email
New students who have questions about their admissions status should contact the Office of Admissions at or 601-635-6207. For more information about Walk-in Orientation, contact Lee at 601-635-6204 or

Steps to Starting a New Business seminar set

Mark your calendars for Thursday,  June 15, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for a Seminar on 1st Steps to Starting a New Business held at ECCC at the Old Teters Building. The seminar will be conducted by
Ronnie Westbrook from East Central Community College.  Call 662-773-2292 for more information.