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Union County College Admissions

Owl Orientation – New Students


OWL Orientation at Union County College is required for students who have never attended college before and are planning on registering for 12+ credits during the Fall or Spring semester. Sessions are offered on all three campuses: Cranford, Elizabeth, and Plainfield. Part time students are encouraged, but not required, to attend OWL Orientation. At OWL Orientation students will learn how to use webservices, set up college email, navigate the Owls Nest, meet with an academic advisor, and register for courses. Attending these sessions will help you build a solid foundation for student success.



Pre – OWL Orientation Check-list:

  1. Sign up for Pre – Orientation event (below)
  2. Sign up for New Student Orientation event (schedule below)
  3. Go to your personal email to obtain your unique Union County College User Name and Student ID#
    • Log into Webservices
    • Log into your Owl Email
  4. Make sure your FAFSA is complete and you listed Union as a school! (School Code: 002643)
  5. Please have one of the following items completed:
    • Submitted a High School transcript with a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA and have graduated within the last 5 year
    • Completed the college placement exam (Accuplacer)
    • Submitted SAT scores (530 in Math and 540 in Reading) 4. Expected AP scores of >3 for English or Math


Pre – New Student Orientation:

Pre-Orientation for the Spring 2020 Semester has already taken place. Please sign up for an event below. 

All new students are encouraged to attend our Pre-New Student Orientation event! Pre-New Student Orientation is not New Student Orientation.

At Pre-New Student Orientation, we will make sure your financial aid is posted, review your major and make sure you are ready to attend the New Student Orientation event! 


Express Orientation is a condensed accelerated version of the Orientation we host at Union County College. Express Orientation will be held on both the Cranford and the Elizabeth Campus, adhering to the schedule


Fall 2020 New Student Orientation Schedule – Union County 2020 High School Graduates


Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Admiral William F. Halsey Jr. Health & Public Safety Academy
Alexander Hamilton Preparatory Academy
Benedictine Academy
Elizabeth High School – Frank J. Cicarell Academy
J. Christian Bollwage Finance Academy
John E. Dwyer Technology Academy
Thomas A. Edison Career & Technical Academy
Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy


Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Academy for Allied Health Sciences Plainfield Academy for the Arts and Advanced Studies
Academy for Information Technology Plainfield High School
Arthur L. Johnson High School Scotch Plains Fanwood High School
Cornerstone Day School Summit High School
Cranford High School The Barack Obama Green Charter High School
David Brearley High School Union Catholic High School
Governor Livingston High School Union County Magnet High School
Jonathan Dayton High School Union County TEAMS
Koinonia Academy Union County Vocational – Technical High School
Mother Seton Regional High School Westfield High School
New Providence High School  


Thursday, May 14, 2020
Abraham Clark High School
Hillside High School
Linden High School
Rahway High School
Roselle Catholic High School
Roselle Park High School
Sinai Christian Academy
The Patrick School
Union High School

Questions? Please contact us at orientation@ucc.edu


Please only use these links if you are at an OWL Orientation


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