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Steps to Receiving Services

STEP 1: Orange Coast College Application

The first step in the enrollment process is to apply for admission. Everyone interested in taking a class at Orange Coast College must submit an application to the Admissions Office. Forms can be obtained from and returned to the Admission Office. You may also complete the application online, print it out, sign it, then mail or bring it to the Admissions Office. Admissions Application - click here .

STEP 2: College Assessment Tests

Take the English and Math Placement Tests. A testing appointment can be made by calling the Assessment Center at 714/432-5789. If you have a severe physical, communication, or visual limitation that may require special testing accommodations, call the Disabled Students Center at 714/432-5807.

STEP 3: Orientation

The third step in the enrollment process is to make an appointment for and attend an orientation. Orientation provides students with information about the college, first semester plan, transfer and degree requirements, vocational programs, student services, and special program availability. Please call 714/432-5078 to schedule your orientation appointment.
NOTE: Steps 1, 2, and 3 may be completed through the S.O.A.R. program.

STEP 4: Verification of Disability at the DSP&S Office

If the student has a physical disability, including Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), he/she should go to the Disabled Students’ Center, located in the Special Services Building. At the Disabled Students’ Center, the student will complete an application for services and sign a release form so that the disability may be verified by a physician or other appropriate professional. You may contact the Disabled Students’ Center by calling 714/432-5807.
If the student has a learning disability, he/she should go to the Learning Center, located in the Special Services Building. At the Learning Center the student will sign a release form so that testing information can be received from the high school or private psychologist. Additionally, an appointment will be made so that additional in-depth information may be obtained from the student and possibly more evaluation data related to the student’s basic skills can be collected. You may contact the Learning Center by calling 714/432-5535.

STEP 5: Determination of Eligibility for Services

Based on the information obtained, the staff at the Disabled Students’ Center or Learning Center will determine the eligibility of each student for special services.

STEP 6: Make an Appointment

If the student is eligible for services, he/she should make an appointment with the counselor in the Disabled Students’ Center or learning specialist in the Learning Center to determine what specific services will be provided.