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Bldg. S, Room S020

New Student Orientation at Brookhaven College

You are about to begin a new and exciting chapter of your life, and we are thrilled to share this experience with you! We hope to be a resource for you as you prepare to come on campus, experience New Student Orientation, and continue into your first semester here at Brookhaven.

We are very happy you have chosen Brookhaven College and have completed the college admission process. Obviously, something about this college made you pick us; maybe it was one of our academic programs, our location in Farmers Branch, or the excellent faculty and staff, but whatever it was, we hope you will dive into the whole Brookhaven College experience headfirst and truly make your time here count. 

Brookhaven College has so much to offer you, and we hope you will take advantage of as much of it as you can! From our recognized Student Leadership Institute to the new Intramurals program and everything in between, the college has a rich history that awaits you. Beyond tradition, we have numerous student clubs and organizations on campus that you can get involved with, and if none of those strike your fancy, you are welcome to start a new one. You can also choose to get involved in the Student Government Association and our nationally recognized service learning and civic engagement program.

During orientation, you will have a chance to experience some of this and learn a lot more about Brookhaven College.

Attendance at a New Student Orientation session is required for all first-time-in-college students, those with 12 or less college semester hours, who plan to take classes for college credit. Multiple New Student Orientation sessions are scheduled each semester right before classes begin.  If you have any questions at all regarding New Student Orientation, feel free to contact the Office of Student Life at 972-860-4115.

Welcome to Brookhaven College; Go Bears!

Orientation Sessions

Orientation Sessions each semester begin in Room B240. Please check in with Brookhaven College staff in the Performance Hall Lobby before each session begins.

Fall Semester

June 2 from 1-4 p.m.
July 8 from 9 a.m.-noon
Aug. 11 from 1-4 p.m.
Aug. 12 from 9 a.m.-noon
Aug. 13 from 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Aug. 14 from 1-4 p.m.
Aug. 18 from 1-4 p.m.
Aug. 19 from 9 a.m.-noon
Aug. 19 from 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Aug. 20 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Aug. 22 from 9 a.m.-noon

Contact us

Brookhaven College New Student Orientation
Office of Student Life
Student Services Center, Bldg. S, Room S201
8 Steps to Becoming a New Student at Brookhaven
  • Step 1. AdmissionsBldg. S, Room S052
    Complete a Dallas County Community College District Application for Admission. If you have SAT, ACT, THEA, TAAS or TAKS scores, be sure the Admissions Office has this information. These scores are usually on your high school transcript. You may be waived from assessment testing if you meet certain requirements based on these scores

  • Step 2. Complete Pre-Assessment
    Students must complete the Pre-assessment Activity in eConnect by going to the Credit Student Menu in eConnect under “Prepare to Register.” Watch the video and complete the pre-assessment practice test.

    Pre-Assessment Work Session (PAWS) – Bldg. S, Room S020
    Once you have completed the online pre-assessment, you will need to come to the college for a PAWS. PAWS has been designed to give students additional test-taking tips, alternative practice tests and a clearer understanding of the importance of the TSI assessment.

  • Step 3. Testing/AssessingBldg. S, Room S080
    Unless instructed otherwise, go to the Testing Center. All portions of the test must be taken at the same time and must be completed before registering for courses. A computer skills placement test is available to eligible students who choose to assess rather than enroll in a computer course.

  • Step 4.  Academic AdvisingBldg. S, Room S113
    An academic advisor will interpret your assessment, discuss your educational goals and your career interests, discuss degree plans, provide transfer information to major Texas universities and discuss course recommendations and semester course load requirements.

  • Step 5.  Register for an eConnect accountBldg. S, Room S062
    Set up your eConnect account. Through eConnect, you can register for the DCCCD alert system to be notified in the event an emergency occurs at a district campus or office, register for courses recommended by your academic advisor, check on your degree plan, research textbook(s), verify financial aid status, sign up for a Tuition Installment Plan and explore additional interactive student services.

  • Step 6.  Tuition PaymentBldg. S, Room RoomS 054
    Students are ultimately responsible for paying tuition. A payment plan is available for both the fall and spring semesters. Financial aid may be paying for part or all of your costs, but students are responsible for ensuring payment is made on time.

  • Step 7.  Brookhaven College New Student OrientationSee schedule for dates and times.
    Attendance at orientation is MANDATORY for students with less than 12 college semester hours and encouraged for those with more than 12 college semester hours. Students should sign up for an Orientation session during Step 1 at the Admissions Office. A student ID will not be issued without proof of attending orientation.

  • Step 8.  Student ID cardBldg. S, Room S201
    Orientation must be completed before you have your Student ID Card made. Bring your tuition receipt and a photo ID (school ID, driver’s license or passport) to the Office of Student Life and have your ID made.


All Student Service Center offices, except for the Testing Center, are open:
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.