Orientation

 

WELCOME TO WEST GEORGIA TECHNICAL COLLEGE!

 

Attending Orientation and registering for courses is as easy as 1,2,3! Please follow the steps below to complete orientation!

Note: the information on this page only pertains to regularly admitted WGTC students.
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STEP 1: Register to attend orientation.

Summer or Fall 2021 Admitted Students: If you’re entering WGTC starting in 2021 you must register yourself to attend orientation. To register you will need to log into your Self-Service Bannerweb. Once logged in, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on “Orientation.” You will need to fill out the Orientation survey to select the day and time you would like to attend orientation.  Orientation for Summer 2021  semester will be held ONLINE  May 5, 2021, face-to-face orientation for Fall 2021 semester will be held on July 28, 2021*. Face-to-face orientations will take place on the Murphy and LaGrange campuses (only) at 9:00am, 11:30am and 2:00pm. You will be sent a confirmation email to your personal email account two weeks prior to orientation and again the day before orientation.  Registration for orientation will be available starting January 22, 2021

*Summer orientation has been switched to online, any changes for Fall 2021 orientation will take place at least 4 weeks prior to the scheduled orientation and will be communicated at least 3 weeks prior to the orientation date via email to all students registered for orientation.

 

How do I Logon to my Self-Service Banner Web Account?

  1. Go to westgatech.edu/banner (or click on the button below)
  2. Click to proceed to Banner Web Login.
  3. Enter your User Name which is located on your Acceptance Letter.
  4. Enter your Password which is your eight (8) digit date of birth in MMDDYYYY format.
  5. Click on LOGIN. You will be asked to change your Password. Your new Password must be eight (8) numbers. You will also be asked to set a Login Verification Security Question and Answer.
  6. Please make a note of:

Username, New Password, Security Question and Answer, for future reference.

To log into Self-service Banner Web:

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STEP 2: Attend Orientation.

Summer 2021 Admitted students:  Due to the ongoing pandemic, all face-to-face orientations have been cancelled for Summer 2021. Instead, students will be required to complete online orientation. Online orientation will become available May 5, 2021 at 8:00AM, to attend click the button below. Online orientation will close June 3, 2021 (the last day of Summer session drop/add period).

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Fall 2021 Admitted students: You will receive a confirmation email closer to the date of your orientation. Please arrive at least 1 hour prior to your scheduled orientation time to be checked in (you were required to register for this in self-service Banner Web). Please bring with you your acceptance letter, admissions evaluation, and a photo ID.

 

STEP 3: Register for classes!

Summer 2021: Once you’ve completed your online orientation you will be notified via email that your hold has been removed and then you will be able to log into your Self-Service Banner Web to register yourself for your classes. Course registration will close June 5, 2021 (the last day of Summer session drop/add period).

 Fall 2021 Admitted Students:  Directly following the general information session at orientation you  will be taken to a computer classroom where you will register yourself for your classes using Self-service Banner Web.

 

Problems signing up for orientation, completing orientation or other questions? Contact us!

Email us at wgtcorientation@westgatech.edu

WGTC Welcome Book

 

 

FAQ

Q:I’m attending face-to-face orientation, will I need to bring money to orientation?
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You won’t need any money for the actual program, but you may want to bring some money if you would like to grab a snack or if you want to buy some Golden Knights gear in the WGTC Bookstore!

Q:Will I have to pay tuition and fees at Orientation?
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No, you are not required to pay tuition and fees at orientation. Please check Self-Service Banner Web and the WGTC website for information about fee payment deadlines. Your classes will be dropped if you do not pay fees by the deadline so make sure you check out the deadlines here.

Q:I’m attending face-to-face orientation, will there be food served?
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The program should last no more than two hours, so there will not be food provided at orientation; however, if you bring snack money you can find vending machines conveniently located in hallways as well as in the Student Center. Snacks can also be purchased in the bookstore.

Q:What will happen at face-to-face orientation?
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We will introduce you to all the things you need to know to be successful at WGTC. During orientation you will meet key individuals on your campus, advisers and other students. You will be advised and registered for classes. We can’t wait to have you join WGTC!

Q:Do I have to attend orientation?
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Yes, but here’s why. All new students or students who have been out for two years must attend orientation. This is a chance for you to get warmed up before the big first day of class. We want to make sure you’re comfortable with your campus, your classes and your schedule. Orientation is also a great time to meet other students! Make sure you sign up for orientation as soon as possible so that you get the date and campus location of your choice!

Q:Do I need to do anything before I attend New Student Orientation?
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Yes! Please make sure you do each of the following before orientation:

  • Log in to your Self-Service Banner Web account
  • Log in to your WGTC Student Email account and begin checking your email regularly
  • Download your program’s Program Completion Checklist and bring it with you to orientation
  • If you haven’t applied for financial aid, apply online at https://fafsa.ed.gov, with WGTC school code 010487
  • If you have applied for financial aid, check your Self-Service Banner Web account for outstanding documents or for your financial aid award
Q:What if I am not able to log in to my Self-Service Banner Web or my WGTC Student Email?
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Put in a helpdesk request here: https://www.westgatech.edu/help-center/

Q:Do I need anything for Orientation?
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You will need your Admissions Evaluation (needed for advisement)

And your Program Completion Checklist that you can find here: https://www.westgatech.edu/student-advising/program-completion-checklists/

Q:What if I lost my Admissions Evaluation?
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You can email admissions@westgatech.edu or if you’re attending the face-to-face orientation we can print you another when you check in.

Q:What If I can’t attend face-to-face orientation?
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Due to the current global pandemic all orientation sessions for Summer 2020 will be held online. Typically all students would be required to attend a face-to-face orientation and online orientation will become available the day after regular new student face-to-face orientation is over. Fall 2020 online orientation will be made available July 23rd for anyone who cannot attend face-to-face orientation.