New student orientation may be held in advance of the start date of each class. Orientation is part of the admissions process and attendance is mandatory. A separate meeting will need to be arranged prior to orientation to discuss pre-enrollment information including the academy completion, licensure and placement rates, along with important industry statistics and other pertinent information. A written copy of the catalog will be given to each student at orientation or prior to, but students will receive their professioinal packs and lockers at orientation. Academy policies and procedures will be explained in full and student photos will be taken. Student ID cards will be given within one week of start date.