FOCUS: First Year Experience Program

FOCUS is a first year experience program designed to help new students succeed! 

First Things First To Do Lists
Open House: New Student Orientation (Required for all students)
Open House occurs prior to the beginning of the term
Open House - Register Now!



Course for New Students: ORN 1010 (Required Freshman College Success Course)
Course designed for the success of first year students at DSCC
Chart your course:  ORN 1010 - Register Now!
TN Promise Students: Register for one of these ORN 1010 Sections (Main campus only)


Unleash Success: Summer Programs
Skill Builder Program
Unleash success by strengthening your skills - Register Now!
Summer Bridge Program
Summer Bridge Program - Register Now!
Success Camp (TN Promise Students)
Success Camp - Register Now!
Sign up and attend a COMPASS Brush-Up session (if you need to take the COMPASS Test).


Steps toward Success once Classes Begin
Study and attend classes
S.O.S. - Ask for help!