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OCC'S ADMISSIONS OFFICE PROVIDES STUDENTS WITH VARIETY OF ELECTRONIC SERVICES
Monday, December 02, 2002

Orange Coast College's Admissions and Records Office is offering its 29,000 students a variety of new electronic services.

Registration is under way for spring semester classes. New and returning students will register for classes via telephone through Thursday, Jan. 30. In-person, late registration will be conducted Feb. 3-13.

Spring semester classes begin on Monday, Feb. 3.

"Students are now able to complete most of their transactions via distance services without having to make extra trips to campus to stand in line," says OCC administrative dean of Admissions and Records, Nancy L. Kidder.

OCC's electronic services include making application to the college via the campus web page, and touch-tone telephone registration. Students are also able to add or drop classes via the touch-tone system.

"This year, we've provided students with a helpful new service," Kidder said. "Students now have the opportunity to add closed classes via the touch-tone system through the use of Instructor Permission Codes (IPCs)."

Students wishing to add a late class using the Instructor Permission Code system must attend a class during the first week that the class is offered, and petition the instructor for an IPC. If an IPC is granted, the student may then add the class via touch-tone registration.

The college also offers fee payment through a touch-tone credit card system. Students may view their current class schedule or current fees status via an electronic system, and grades are posted electronically. Students may also take advantage of an electronic transcript and verification service.

OCC's web page is a 24-hour per day, seven-day per week service. Touch-tone telephone registration is a year-round service, except for holidays and during semester breaks. Registration calls may be made Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

OCC's Admissions and Records Office is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Approximately 2,200 classes in 200 academic and career/technical areas will be offered at Orange Coast College this spring. The vast majority of classes begin the week of Feb. 3. A full slate of more than 200 eight-week, mid-semester courses will get under way the week of April 7.

Spring applications are being accepted -- and registration appointments are available -- in OCC's Admissions Office. OCC's spring class schedule is posted on the college's web site (orangecoastcollege.com). Printed copies of the schedule are available for pick-up, free of charge, in the Admissions Office.

For spring registration information, phone (714) 432-5072.