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Current High School Students

Dual Enrollment at Orange Coast College offers current high school students the opportunity to earn college credit and get a head start on their education and career goals. High school students in grades 9-12 can take classes at OCC. Units earned may be used towards a degree (Certificate or Associate's) or can be transferred to other colleges/universities. Best of all, high school students do not have to pay the per unit enrollment fee. 


Interested students should check out the class schedule to view the latest course offerings.


Steps to Getting Started



Helpful Videos

How to Read the Class Schedule

How to Use the Class Schedule Search

How to Understand Your Course Recommendations

How to Check and Clear a Prerequisite

How to Register


Things to Consider:

High school students must meet all course pre-requisites and necessary qualifications prior to registering for the course designated on their form. Check out this video on How to Check and Clear a Prerequisite.

High school students have the opportunity to enroll in a maximum of 11 units each semester (3 units max for summer and winter intersession). 

Enrolling in college courses creates a permanent record (college transcript). Students should plan to study a minimum of two hours each week for each hour of class time (unit).

The University of California recognizes college semester-length courses of 3-semester units as equivalent to 10 credits earned in an eligible one-year high school course. Exception: The first semester of a college level foreign language course is considered to be equivalent to the first two years of high school foreign language (20 credits).

Students planning to apply coursework taken at OCC toward college or university admission or progress toward a degree should contact the respective institutions regarding their policies for prior coursework.

Not all courses offered at Orange Coast College are available to high school students. Please contact us at dualenrollment@occ.cccd.edu to verify eligible courses.


Questions? Contact us at dualenrollment@occ.cccd.edu