New Student Next Steps

Step 1. Direct Enrollment Survey

Please use this link to complete a quick survey. You will need your Laurel Ridge username and password, which you received at the end of your application, to log in. 

Your response will help us establish your math and English placement and ensure that you are selecting appropriate classes. Before enrolling, you will have an opportunity to review your placement and class selection with an academic advisor or coach. Once you have completed the survey, please continue to the steps below.

If you have completed high school within the past six years, there will be questions about your high school GPA and courses. Please have this information on hand to reference if possible.

For assistance with login information, please call 540-868-7110.

Step 2. New Student Orientation

New students at Laurel Ridge attend New Student Orientation.  Orientation provides essential information to support a successful start to your college experience. 

Topics include:

  • College Lingo
  • Program Pathways
  • MyLaurelRidge portal
  • Student Resources, Financial Aid & Student Life

Orientations are offered in two formats—our on-demand Laurel Lead-in orientation portal or a live Zoom session with Laurel Ridge staff.

Please select your preferred session below:

Step 3. Meet with your Academic Advisor

If you plan to enroll for our Summer or Fall 2022 semesters, we will match you with your advisor at the end of orientation. Please keep an eye on your personal email for instructions on how to schedule your appointment.

For students planning to enroll Spring 2023 or later, we will follow up with steps for scheduling an advising appointment when registration for that term opens (October for Spring 2023). Exception: If you are planning to apply to a selective enrollment health care program at Laurel Ridge (such as Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Surgical Technology, etc.), you do not need to wait and can schedule your advising appointment at your earliest convenience. 

Step 4. Explore Student Resources