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Your Panther Experience Starts Here

Congratulations on being admitted to Morton College (MC)! Your online New Student Orientation(NSO) experience will provide you with opportunities to build community virtually, help you learn about being a student at MC, an guide you through your advising and registration process. 

Whether this is your first year in college or you are transferring to MC, we want you to learn about MC and get ready for your classes. All components of online NSO are required for all new students. 

What to Expect at NSO

Your New Student Orientation(NSO) experience is a whirlwind of excitement, nerves, and learning a lot of information. We understand that you may forget a few things, want to revisit some new concepts, and have questions along the way. 

The New Student Orientation team, academic Coaches, and partners from across the campus are here to guide you through this process.

Follow these simple steps to complete your online NSO program before classes begin. 

NSO PART 1 ONLINE COMPLETION - Please log into your Panther Portal any time to complete the online module.

NSO part 2 Event – SAVE THE DATE, August 11th & August 12th. Click here to RSVP.

Both parts of NSO are mandatory for students who have graduated from High School within the last 3 years (Class of 2018-Present). Failure to complete will result in future registration holds.

Transfer, GED, and returning students are not require to complete NSO.


Next Steps to Register

  1. Submit official transcripts and/or SAT/ACT/AP test scores: Students must request for their official test and high school/college transcripts to be sent over to our Office of Admissions & Records. Test scores will determine if the placement test can be waived. Then, request to "evaluate" your transcripts online here.
  2. Financial Aid, Scholarships, or Payment Plan: Make your appointment with your financial aid advisor by calling 708.656.8000 ext.2428 or email It is important to meet with your financial aid advisor to verify all documents and forms are completed in order to receive your aid. Students who do not qualify for FAFSA or RISE ACT, should still check-in regarding scholarships and students loans options. Students who do not qualify for any option above must set up for a payment plan through the Cashier's office 708.656.8000 ext.2268,, or by visiting their Panther Portal Self-Service Menu.
  3. Academic Advising: Make your appointment with your academic advisor by calling 708.656.8000 ext.2250 or email It is important to meet with your advisor to discuss your college and career goals, select your courses for the semester based on your program interest, and schedule a placement test. Advising Office is located in building B, first floor. First day of registration for Summer and Fall is April 5th, 2021!
  4. After registration, get your Books: Know what classes you are taking? Awesome! You can visit our Follet Bookstore on campus and purchase or rent your materials. Bring your class schedule to locate the necessary books for your courses. Purchase your books early so you can get a head start and be ready for your first day of class. The bookstore is located in building C, first floor or visit their online shop

NSO Resources Shared During Virtual Session