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New Students

Welcome to Orange Coast College!

You are considered a new student if you have never attended Orange Coast College. Even if you have previously applied for admission but never registered for classes, you are considered a new student.

All admitted students will receive an account to log in to MyOCC, the college’s student portal. You will receive your MyOCC account information and student G-Mail address via email (to the email address you supplied on your admissions application) after you are admitted to the College.

NOTE: Due to recent legislative changes, (SB-1456) registration priority is changing.
 Effective Fall 2014, in order to be eligible for priority registration students must meet ALL of the following requirements PRIOR to June 1, 2014. (Steps 1-4 listed below)
 
Please follow the steps below to enroll in classes.

Step One:
Apply for admission
New students, regardless of their educational background and goal, must apply for admission. If you need financial assistance, apply for financial aid at the time of application. For International Students (those requiring an F-1 Visa) please click here for application information.
 
Registration is by appointment and appointments are assigned by the Admissions Office once their application is processed.  Appointments for new students are assigned on a first come-first serve basis so apply early. If your application is late, you may experience delays in the admissions and registration process. You will receive E-mail instructions for logging on the MyOCC portal.
 
Step Two: Orientation
Students, who have not successfully completed 15 or more college units, must complete an orientation. If you have successfully completed 15 or more college units (with a GPA of 2.0 or better) you may submit an unofficial copy of your transcripts to the Enrollment Center to waive the orientation requirement. Orientation or proof of successful completion of 15 or more units in good standing must take place prior to your registration appointment or you will be blocked from registration. Refer to your Acceptance Email for orientation instructions. If you need assistance email the Matriculation Office atmatriculation@occ.cccd.edu. Include your name, student ID # and a brief description of the problem you encountered. 
 
Step Three: Placement Testing
Students must take placement tests if they have not successfully completed math and/or English at another college. If you have successfully completed math and/or English at another college, (with a "C" grade or better) submit official transcripts to the Enrollment Center or mail your transcript with a Pre/Co Requisite Equivalency Form to the Enrollment Center.
Placement testing and/or proof of prerequisite completion must take place prior to your registration appointment or you will be blocked from registration. Appointments for placement testing are scheduled online. You can visit the Assessment Center webpage to make a testing appointment.

If you have completed classes at another accredited College or University, send Official transcripts to:      

ORANGE COAST COLLEGE
ATTN: ADMISSIONS
P O BOX 5005
COSTA MESA CA 92628-5005.

NOTE: Orange Coast College does not automatically clear Pre/Co requisites.

Please submit a completed Pre/Co Requisite Equivalency Form listing the courses you want to have cleared, to the Enrollment Center at least 30 days prior to your assigned registration appointment. For additional information please visit the Pre-Co Requisite web page.

Step Four: Counseling (Complete a Student Education Plan, SEP)
Meet with a Counselor to complete your Student Education Plan (SEP). If you have prior College work, please submit Official sealed transcripts to the Enrollment Center prior to scheduling an appointment. You can also attend a Priority Registration Workshop offered at the College. Please visit the Counseling Services web page for more information.

 

 Step Five: Log into MyOCC
This is where you will register for classes, check your grades, pay your fees, check your financial aid status, and more. Registration appointments can be viewed on MyOCC under the Student Tab>Registration Tools>Registration Status & ChecklistRegistration appointments are available for viewing in late-April for SummerMid-June for Fall and early November for Spring. Your registration appointment allows you to register anytime on or after your appointment time up until the class begins. 
For help navigating your MyOCC, please view the "MyOCC Reference Guide" on the Orange Coast College website. 
Important: Once you register, make sure you pay all fees immediately to avoid being dropped from your classes.
 

Final Details


Purchase your textbooks/supplies. Visit the Orange Coast College Bookstore to purchase your textbooks and supplies. You may reserve textbooks online prior to the semester start date. Please visit the bookstore for more information. Once you have registered and paid all your fees, make sure to verify the courses, the meeting time, and the course location. Attend the class on the first day of instruction. If you miss the first class meeting, you will most likely lose your seat in the class so be sure to show up on the first day!

Confirm your registration and attend classes
Once you have registered and paid all your fees, make sure to verify the courses, the meeting time, and the course location. Attend the class on the first day of instruction. If you miss the first class meeting, you will most likely lose your seat in the class so be sure to show up on the first day!

 

 
Online Students must follow certain procedures to access their online class. Please visit Orange Coast Online Central by the first day of class to get started.