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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!