New Student Orientation

All new students are required to participate in a New Student Orientation program. At New Student Orientation, you will:

  • Schedule your classes with the help of a New Student Advisor
  • Learn how to use your MyNortheast account
  • Get your picture taken for your Student ID card
  • Learn about services that can help you achieve success
  • Meet with a financial aid representative

In order to make an appointment for orientation, your admission file must be complete. To schedule your on-campus New Student Orientation, complete our Online Orientation program at The last page will give you instructions to sign up for the first available orientation date at the campus you will be attending. Once you have registered for a New Student Orientation date, we will send you a confirmation email with all the pertinent information included.

Please contact us at if you have questions. We look forward to seeing you at New Student Orientation!

Helpful Information for New Students

We have several resources that will be helpful to you as a new student at Northeast State. To learn more, go to If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at 423.323.0229 or

Helpful Information for Families of New Students

As a family member of one of our students, it’s important for you to know how Northeast State works. We have numerous services that can help your student be successful. Click on this link to get access to our Handbook for Families. This handbook will not only help you learn about Northeast State but it will help you in supporting your student.

Free Tuition for Adult Learners

Did you know that 1/3 of our students are adult students, many who have returned years after earning their high school diploma? Northeast State can help you achieve your dream of obtaining a college education. Many of our programs of study (over 150) are designed to prepare you for exciting careers in two years or less. 

We understand the challenges that many adult students face. Between providing for your family, working a job, and paying bills, returning to college can often seem like an unrealistic option. To make college a reality, Tennessee Reconnect programs are designed to help busy adults achieve dreams of attaining a college degree.   

Check out these two websites for more information:

Have questions? Feel free to contact our TN Reconnect counselor, Jim Henrichs, at 423.354.2481 or by email at He would love to talk with you about making a college education a reality!