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Student Education Plan (SEP)

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About SEP's

After completing the online orientation, you'll want to meet with a counselor and create a Student Education Plan (SEP).  An SEP is a plan of  courses that should be taken in order to reach a student's educational goal. There are two types of plans:  an abbreviated SEP (first semester plan) or a comprehensive SEP (a multi-year plan). 

During your appointment, counselors will discuss educational goals, appropriate course selection, and  may refer students to appropriate support services. 
​​Prepare To Meet with a Counselor

Abbreviated SEP meetings with a counselor are usually scheduled for 30 minutes. In order to get the  most out of the meeting with your counselor, here are some tips.

      Things to Consider Before Your Appointment:

  1. What career are you interested in pursuing?
  2. Do you want a  Certificate, Associate's degree or want to transfer? 
  3. What are your ideas for your major?

Review our Pre-SEP Guide created just for you by our OCC Academic Counselors!

Make an Appointment

We encourage you to meet up with your counselor each semester in order to update/modify/change your plan. At this point, all students will need to contact the Counseling Center to make an appointment. You can do this on Thursdays for the following week by calling the Counseling Center at (714) 432-5078 or using the online system.

Need help making an appointment? Check out our How to Make a Counseling Appointment video.

Use Your SEP

To access your SEP, log into  MyCoast Portal, select the DegreeWorks.  There, you can view which courses you have taken thus far, view transfer  credits that have been applied  to your degree, view which prerequisites and/or corequisites are required  for various courses, and  estimate how many semesters it will take you to graduate .