Academic Catalogs

Admissions and Registration

We want to make enrolling at Orange Coast College as convenient and easy as possible. It begins when the student completes and files an application form online at www.orangecoastcollege.edu

Students that are new to Orange Coast College complete an online orientation.

New students complete the Assessment process in order to receive placement into English and Math courses. This process may include submission of a transcript (to determine Math and English course placement), self reporting of high school GPA (if no transcripts are available) or placement through a guided self-placement. For more information, please visit the OCC website at www.orangecoastcollege.edu/student_services/AssessmentCenter/.

In addition, new students may schedule an appointment to meet with a counselor to create a Student Education Plan (SEP) and verify their program of study (major). These activities are followed by the actual registration process: signing up for classes and paying fees online using MyCoast. If a choice of a major is any one of the many allied health career programs, students must participate in a special admission process, in addition to the activities described above. Additional information may be found in this section.