PAL Orientation Information

Complete the PAL Orientation

If you would like to complete a PAL class in the upcoming semester, you will need to complete an online orientation (aprox. 10 min long) to receive a "PAL flag" on your student account and be able to register for PAL classes. Upon completion of the orientation, you will receive a notification email (please check your student email) when you are flagged. 
 
Note about internet browser compatibility: The suggessted browser to complete the orientation is Google Chrome. Old versions of browsers (including Internet Explorer) do not work well. Also, the PAL orientation requires the flash player plugin (it is not installed on Internet Explorer, you will only see a blank screen). It's best to use newer browsers, and to have all your plugins like Flash installed. If you are unable to complete the orientation from a home computer, please use computers on campus. Computers are available for use on the campus in the library, TLC and computer labs. 

 

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The PAL Orientation for Spring 2018 will be posted soon.

Am I Flagged Already?

You will receive a notification email at the time you are flagged. 
If you completed the PAL orientation and were flagged for PAL in a previous semester, you should still be flagged for PAL unless you skipped a fall or spring semester (you chose not to take any classes at COC for a fall or spring semester). When you skip a fall or spring semester, your flag is erased and you must complete the PAL orientation again.

PAL Orientation FAQ/Toubleshooting Tips

Does the online orientation work on all computers?

The orientation requires the Adobe flash player plugin installed on your web browser.  If you do not have this plugin installed, you will not be able to view the orientation. Also, the orientation is not yet available on tablets or smartphones (iPhone, iPad, Android, etc.).
 

How long will the orientation take?

It should take about 10-120 minutes of your time.
  

Will I need to complete all sections of the orientation?

Absolutely. Your informatin will not be processed if you do not complete all sections. You'll know you're done when you hit the "Flag Me" button at the end. 

 

What happens if I get questions wrong on the quiz in the orientation?
 
You must get 100% correct in order to pass the orientation and to get “flagged” as a PAL student. If you do not get 100% correct, hit the “Retake Quiz” button to restart at the first question in the orientation. If you do not hit that button, you will be forced to restart the orientation at the beginning.
 
Absolutely. Your informatin will not be processed if you do not complete all sections. You'll know you're done when you hit the "Flag Me" button at the end.

  
Please note: This is not the New Student Orientation.