Dual Enrollment at Orange Coast College offers current high school students the opportunity to earn college credit and get a head start on their education and career goals. High school students, in grades 9-12, can take classes at OCC and earn units towards a degree (Certificate or Associate's) or can be transferred to other colleges/universities. Best of all, high school students do not have to pay the per unit enrollment fee.
Students involved in e-sports or interested in a career within the e-sports ecosystem: OCC has a number of course offerings that have been selected for students in these fields. Review the flyer for more information about the variety of courses.
Steps to Getting Started
How to Read the Class Schedule
How to Use the Class Schedule Search
How to Understand Your Course Recommendations
How to Check and Clear a Prerequisite
How to Register
Things to Consider:
High school students must meet all course pre-requisites and necessary qualifications prior to registering for the course designated on their form. Check out this video on How to Check and Clear a Prerequisite
High school students have the opportunity to enroll in a maximum of 11 units each semester (3 units max for summer and winter intersession).
Enrolling in college courses creates a permanent record (college transcript). Students should plan to study a minimum of two hours each week for each hour of class time (unit).
The University of California recognizes college semester-length courses of 3-semester units as equivalent to 10 credits earned in an eligible one-year high school course. Exception: The first semester of a college level foreign language course is considered to be equivalent to the first two years of high school foreign language (20 credits).
Students planning to apply coursework taken at OCC toward college or university admission or progress toward a degree should contact the respective institutions regarding their policies for prior coursework.
Not all courses offered at Orange Coast College are available to high school students. Please contact us at
firstname.lastname@example.org to verify eligible courses.