DMACC Student Orientation - Newton Campus

​DMACC Student Orientation - Ankeny Campus

Orientations at DMACC are specific to the campus and program in which you have enrolled.

Please follow this quick, two-step process to complete the online portion of your New Student Orientation.

Step 1: Review Orientation Requirements​


   Who Needs to Attend DMACC Orientation
  • Completion of orientation is mandatory for all new, degree-seeking students.
  • Some students who have changed programs or have not attended their program for three or more years will be required to complete a new orientation.
  • Students taking only a CNA class are not required to complete orientation.
  • Guest students or continuing education students (taking a class for an employer, for CE credits, etc.) are not required to complete orientation. Guest students are those enrolled at another institution and taking a course or courses at DMACC to transfer over. To update your academic status to reflect your status as Guest or Non-degree seeking, please contact admissions at 641-791-3622 or   


PLEASE NOTE: This Orientation is for you if you plan to take classes at Newton Campus for the following programs: Business Administration, Culinary Arts, Early Childhood Education, Electrical Construction Trades (ECT), Human Services, Liberal Arts, pre-Nursing, Realtime (Court) Reporting, and Welding.


If you plan to take classes for a different program and/or at a different DMACC campus, please submit a Program Change Form​.  This will update your records and you will receive a notification with instructions on how to complete the appropriate orientation.  Do not complete orientation until you are notified that your application has been updated.
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If you have questions about your orientation requirements, please contact orientation at