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​Application Requirement Checklists

  1. Application Form.pdf
  2. Application Fee $55 Payment Authorization Form.pdf
  3. Financial Support Documents 
  4. Academic Transcripts
  5. Demonstration of English Proficiency
  6. Form of Identification
  7. Personal Statement
  8. Immigration Documents (for transfer students only)


APPLICATION FORM

Orange Coast College offers more than 130 degree and certificate programs and a complete list can be found on our Academic Divisions website. If you are unsure what major to select, please choose Liberal Arts.

  • All fields are required
  • Provide a workable email address such as Gmail, Yahoo, or Outlook. Please include your WeChat ID or Line if applicable.

  • Restricted Majors for International Students:

      • Pilot Training.

      • All Allied Health programs except for Nutrition.

      • Certificates of Specialization cannot be declared as a primary major and must done while concurrently pursuing another Associate's Degree or Certificate of Achievement.

APPLICATION FEE $55

Application fees are nonrefundable and cannot be waived.


FINANCIAL SUPPORT DOCUMENTS

All applicants must be able to demonstrate their proof of financial eligibility to receive their I-20s. Visit Estimated Annual Tuition & Fee for detail information about our current requirement. We accept the following documents:

  • Official bank statement from a checking or savings account

  • Bank letter signed by the bank official showing an exact amount of available funds, not estimated. 

  • Financial verification form must be stamped and signed by a bank official, Financial Statement Form.pdf

NOTE:

Current cost of attendance: $21,052.

Multiple bank statements: You may submit multiple bank statements from more than one sponsor as long as the total amount equals to our minimum amount. Each sponsor must sign the sponsorship form.

Sponsored by an Embassy, Cultural Mission, Government, or Private Company: include a letter or affidavit on the organization's official letter head verifying your sponsorship.


ACADEMIC TRANSCRIPTS

First-time college students must submit copies of their high school/secondary school transcripts. Students who have attended a college or university or ESL program must submit copies of their transcript(s) from their respective school(s).


Transcripts or academic records in languages others than English must be translated and attested by a certified translation or credential evaluation service.

Country Specific Information for High School Transcripts:

  • India and Pakistan – Submit class X and class XII board marks

  • Hong Kong – Submit HKDSE marks

  • Malaysia – Submit SPM marks

  • New Zealand – Submit NCEA Level 2 certificate

  • UK and Singapore – Submit GCE O-Level or IGCSE marks.

*Omitting any previous coursework may result in the cancellation of your application or admission at OCC.


DEMONSTRATION OF ENGLISH PROFICIENCY

View OCC International Admissions - English Requirement.pdf. Students who do not meet our English requirement may apply to our intensive English language program IEC@OCC.


FORM OF IDENTIFICATION

  • One passport size photo

  • Copy of your passport biographical page

PERSONAL STATEMENT

Write a 1-page personal statement explaining "Why I want to Attend Orange Coast College". Please include what you hope to accomplish at OCC and how it meets your academic and personal goals.


IMMIGRATION RELATED DOCUMENTS 

Required only for applicants who are currently in the US on an F-1 visa

  • TransferEvaluationForm.pdf, completed by your current school DSO. This is to verify that your SEVIS record is in active status.

  • Copy of your F-1 Visa

  • Copy of your most recent I-94 document

  • Copy of all pages of all the I-20's you have from all schools you have attended in the U.S.