New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation will help you get a successful start at Cincinnati State. This comprehensive online program helps you learn about college policies, campus resources, support services, financial aid, advising, course registration, the MyCState student portal, and much more. 

The online orientation includes several built-in resources such as a glossary of terms, an interactive to-do list, an FAQ section, the capability to select items of interest to you, and the ability to print the orientation slides, if desired.

Students should complete all sections of the online New Student Orientation as soon as you receive your admission letter and before you meet with an academic advisor.

A Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you at your Cincinnati State email account.


Online orientation offers convenience and flexibility! The orientation is self-paced and takes approximately one hour to complete. You may complete the orientation over several sessions, and you will always have access to the orientation to use for reference. Make sure to complete the New Student Checklist!   

How to Access

The online orientation is accessible on a variety of browsers, computers, and mobile devices, and is ADA compliant. Admitted students may access the orientation through your MyCState account by clicking on the “New Student Orientation” link under “Quick Support”. 

If you have questions, or need more information, please email for assistance.  As a new student, be sure to visit our Welcome page for other important next steps to prepare you for enrollment.