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Returning Students

A returning student is someone who previously attended OCC, but has not taken classes in MORE than 2 semesters.

Steps to Getting Started

Complete the following steps to become a student at OCC and be eligible for priority registration. Need help applying to the college? Join us for an application workshop

Important Information:

Students with a registration appointment for the term can register for classes at all three colleges within the Coast Community College District. If you meet any of the following criteria, you DO NOT need to submit an application to Orange Coast College for  Summer/ Fall 2021

NOTE:  OCC uses a combined Summer/Fall admission application.  Students will be admitted for both Summer and Fall terms and students will receive registration appointments for both Summer and Fall terms.  Students are not required to enroll into Summer courses


Contact us at or call our Answer Center at (714) 432-5072.

**Orange Coast College utilizes a priority registration system that is in compliance with the California Education California, Title 5 Code of Regulations for Community Colleges and SB 1456. OCC has three levels of priority registration. In order to register in the first level priority registration group, students must meet ALL of the State mandated requirements.