New Student Information Session

Pirate Orientation, formerly known as a New Student Information Session (NSIS), is designed to acquaint new students with the Victoria College campus and the various resources that can enhance both personal development and academic success. All first time in college students are required to participate in a Pirate Orientation to be eligible to register for courses. Failure to do so will result in a hold on a student's account.

In order to participate in Pirate Orientation, students must:

  1. Complete a Victoria College Application for Admission.
  2. Submit assessment scores (unless exempt).
  3. Submit an official high school transcript or GED.
  4. Submit proof of bacterial meningitis vaccine or waiver.

What to Expect

Sign-in will begin 30 minutes before the session starts. Below are the locations for each VC campus.

  • Gonzales Center, Room 119
  • VC Main Campus, Student Center

Presentations and topics include:

  •  Degree offerings
  •  Student services
  •  Student rights & responsibilities
  •  Financial aid
  •  The Pirate Portal
  •  Student resources
  •  Campus tour (wear appropriate attire)
  •  And more

Pirate Orientation seats are limited, so please register early. Games with door prizes are awarded throughout the session. For additional information, please call (361) 582-2400. 

Testing Information

Sign up for a TSI Assessment today! 

*Must pre-register, pay for, and complete the TSI Assessment prior to Pirate Orientation date.  

Session Registration

Your admission application must be completed and processed before you register for a Pirate Orientation session, and you must know your V# (student ID).

To get your V# (student ID):

  • Log on to the new Pirate Portal
  • Click the "Registration" folder
  • Click the "Registration Status" link
  • Your V# is on the right next to your name

To register for a Pirate Orientation session:

  • Log on to the new Pirate Portal
  • Click the "Registration" folder
  • Click the "Pirate Orientation" link 

Pirate Portal


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