Welcome to Orange Coast College! You’re considered a new student if you’ve never attended Orange Coast College. Even if you've previously applied for admission but never registered for classes, you're a new student. Please follow these steps to enroll in classes:
All admitted students will receive an account to log in to My OCC, the college’s portal. You will receive your MyOCC account information and student email address via email (to the email address you supplied on your admissions application) upon completion of your admissions process.
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 an E-mail instructions for logging on the MyOCC portal.
Step Two: 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 (“C” or better) math, and/or English at another college, submit unofficial transcripts to the Enrollment Center or mail your transcript to the Admissions Office. 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 Website to make a testing appointment. If you have completed classes at another accredited College or University, send transcripts to
ORANGE COAST COLLEGE
P O BOX 5005
COSTA MESA CA 92628-5005
Step Three: 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 at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Include your name, student ID # and a brief description of the problem you encountered.Step Four: Register for classes
You will receive your registration appointment via MyOCC
. Log onto MyOCC
after you receive your login information.
Your appointment will be posted online with specific registration instructions. You registration appointment allows you to register anytime on or after your appointment time up until the class begins. Once you register, make sure you pay all fees immediately to avoid being dropped from your classes.
Step Five: 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.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
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.