New and transfer students planning to attend fall 2014 fall classes at East Central Community College are encouraged to attend one of four orientation and registration sessions scheduled this summer on the Decatur campus.

The four sessions will be held Saturday, June 7; Friday, June 20; Friday, July 11; and Friday, August 8, announced Dr. Randall E. Lee, Vice President for Student Services.

"Although four sessions are scheduled, we encourage students to attend the earliest session as possible in order to get the classes they want for the fall semester," said Dr. Lee.

Prior to attending registration, students should have on file in the Office of Admissions a completed ECCC Application for Admission ( www.eccc.edu); ACT or COMPASS scores, which will be used for placement in English and mathematics courses; and high school/college transcripts. Transfer students must have all college transcripts on file before they can register.

 "As in years past, students may arrive anytime between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. to register," Dr. Lee said. "Students who have completed the admissions process and have been accepted for admission should receive a letter in the mail instructing them how to proceed on the day of orientation. Students who have not completed the application process are welcome to attend if they have the ACT or COMPASS score report and college transcripts turned in and will begin the process in the Eddie M. Smith Student Union on the west side of campus."

On the day of registration/orientation, students will complete their fall class schedules, have photos made for identification badges and the College yearbook, apply for a parking decal (must have tag number), and complete the online orientation.

Students who have not taken either the ACT or COMPASS test should be prepared to take it at 8:30 a.m. on the day of registration. The cost is $20.

Dr. Lee added, "A complimentary meal will be served from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. in Mabry Memorial Cafeteria for students and parents."

Fall online, day and evening classes begin Monday, August 18, 2014.

For more information, contact Student Services at 601-635-6205, or e-mail address is rlee@eccc.edu.