ECCC announces Summer orientation/registration schedule

East Central Community College in Decatur will offer four summer orientation/registration dates for new and transfer students planning to attend fall 2012 classes, announced Dr. Randall E. Lee, Vice President for Student Services. Sessions will be held on Saturday, June 2; Friday, June 22; Friday, July 13; and Friday, August 3. Prior to attending registration, students should have on file in the Office of Admissions a completed ECCC Application for Admission (located on the college Web site); ACT or COMPASS scores, which will be used for placement in English and mathematics courses; and high school/college transcripts. Students should also have applied for housing if they choose to live on campus and for financial aid. “As in years past, students may arrive anytime between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. to register,” Dr. Lee said. “Students who have completed the admissions process and have been accepted for admissions should receive a letter in the mail instructing them on how to proceed on the day of orientation. Students who have not completed the application process are also welcome to attend and will begin the process in the Eddie M. Smith Student Union on the west side of campus.” On the day of registration/orientation, students will complete their fall class schedules, have photos made for identification badges and the College yearbook, apply for a parking decal (must have tag number), and complete the online orientation. Students who have not taken either the ACT or COMPASS test should be prepared to take it at 8:30 a.m. on the day of registration. Dr. Lee added, “A complimentary meal will be served from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. in Mabry Memorial Cafeteria for students and parents.” Fall classes begin Thursday, August 16, 2012. For more information, contact Student Services at 601-635-6205. The e-mail address is