START was a Summer program to welcome new,

first-time college students to Fullerton College!


During START students:

– Understood the registration process and felt empowered to register for classes alone or had the opportunity to register with support staff

– Completed any missing North Orange Promise eligibility requirements for two-years free tuition (if you qualify)

 Fostered positive relationships with other incoming students, faculty, and staff

– Learned about the amazing support programs and services at Fullerton College and where to locate additional resources

Couldn’t attend START? Need further assistance with registration?

The Outreach and Promise teams are here to help!

Virtual Registration Assistance

Person typing at a laptop

Our registration resources page provides an overview video, and step-by-step how-to flyers on searching and registering for classes. Use the schedule builder to help plan your weekly schedule, review Promise Eligibility reminders and registration FAQs.

View the Promise Zoom Drop-in hours, located on our home page.
Students can join anytime between the hours listed!

In-Person Registration Assistance

Staff hosting a registration workshop in a computer lab

Visit us for our drop-in registration lab for assistance with the registration process. Students can join anytime between the hours listed. Workshop staff cannot recommend which courses to register for. If you do not have a SEPP on file, we are still happy to teach you how to register!

START Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I check my START reservation date?
When you login to the New Student Checklist (how-to flyer link above), click on the green “START Reservation” button and your date will be listed on that page. If you have not yet selected a date, rsvp for any available dates. 

Who can attend START?
START is intended for new, first-time college students. Students that have taken classes at Fullerton College do not need to register for START as much of the information may be repetitive for returning or continuing students. 

Where do I go the day of my START reservation? 
Students will receive a reminder email the last week of June and the day before their START date with Zoom links (virtual START days) or a map and directions (in-person START days). 

Can my parent/guardian/sibling/friend/etc. attend START with me?
If you are attending a START date in-person, we are unable to have guests attend workshops with students due to limited space. 

I received an email from Admissions and Records with my registration appointment and it is different than my START date. 
Every semester, students will receive a registration appointment through email and MyGateway. This is the first day and time you will be able to access the “add or drop classes” page on MyGateway. If your registration appointment is before your START date, you are welcome to register for classes on your own and attend START for important information to know about registration and confirm your class schedule.

First-time students who have completed their online orientation, created a student education plan and placement with a counselor, and signed the Promise Agreement will be able to register on their START date. If you are missing one of these steps, you will need to wait until your registration appointment.