New Student Advising and Registration (NSAR)


Due to the COVID-19 virus our placement testing and NSAR sessions are in the process of being configured into an online format.  Please continue to check your emails for updates.

What is NSAR?

New Student Advising and Registration (NSAR) is a mandatory 2-hour program designed to assist new students in understanding the academic world, and to register for their first semester of courses at the college. Students attending this program will:

  • Receive advising to begin their college career
  • Register for their first semester of courses
  • Understand the nature of college instruction
  • Learn how to navigate on-campus resources
  • Learn the electronic self-service tools
This is a 2-hour program designed for students. Due to federal privacy laws, parents, family and friends are generally not permitted to attend the NSAR program. During the program, students will be guided by trained faculty and staff. We encourage students to discuss degree options and class schedules with their families before and after attending the NSAR Session.

There are many steps that you can complete to get ready for your virtual NSAR meeting:

  • Immunization Records
  • Proof of High School Graduation
  • SAT/ACT Scores (if using for placement)
  • High School Transcripts (if using for placement)
  1. Apply for Financial Aid (or establish an alternate payment method)
  1. Set up and log in to myCommNet account
  1. Complete the FOCUS 2
  • Create a new account here
  • Use the following ACCESS CODE when prompted: LIONS
  • Complete the Work Interest Assessment. This should take approximately 5 minutes to complete and provides valuable information as to how your interests relate to possible majors/program, careers, and expected salary.

You can either: 

  • Schedule an on-campus advising session by emailing and include NSAR in the subject line, your Name, Banner ID # (@01234567), and phone number
  • Complete this Registration Request form to expedite your registration.  If you opt to complete the form, then an advisor will provide you with a schedule of courses that are determined by your responses and academic goals.  You will have the opportunity to approve this schedule before it is finalized.   


Students who have not submitted all required documents to Admissions will be delayed in the registration process.

What do I do if I need accommodations for a disability? 

If you are a student who has a documented disability and may require any accommodations while attending an NSAR session, please contact:

Students are encouraged to make requests at least 48 hours in advance of the session.

Contact Information

For questions or comments, please contact us at