New Student Orientation

All new students are strongly encouraged to participate in a New Student Orientation program. This program is an introduction to the institution that will:

  • Assist new students in their transition to Northeast State

  • Introduce students to Northeast State services that will support educational and personal goals

  • Facilitate initial academic advising, course selection, and registration

  • Familiarize students with the campus environment and its facilities

In order to participate in orientation activities, your admission file must be complete. To make an appointment for New Student Orientation, please call Sheila Jackson at 423.323.0229 or email

Helpful Information for New Students

Listed below is important information that will be helpful to you as a new student at Northeast State. Be sure to check out these links below.

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.

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 (nearly 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’d love to talk with you about making a college education a reality!