Students New to OCC

Steps to Getting Started

The following steps will guide you through the process of becoming a student at OCC.

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STEP 1: CREATE AN ADMISSIONS PROFILE & COMPLETE AN ONLINE APPLICATION

Exception: College Guest Students

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STEP 2: SET UP A MyOCC ACCOUNT & OCC EMAIL

You will be prompted to log in to create a new password. Be sure to set up your SECURITY QUESTIONS - this will avoid having to call in to reset your password. Once logged in to MyOCC, sign in to Student Email to ACTIVATE your required OCC EMAIL account. Check your email often for important news & updates.

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STEP 3: NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION - ONLINE

Students new to OCC are required to complete the New Student Orientation before registration.  You must have an OCC ID and account to access the link. Go to MyOCC, log in, and select New Student Orientation. After you have completed the survey, remember to click "Mark Course Completed" and print your certificate to finish the orientation.

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STEP 4: COMPLETE YOUR FAFSA (if applicable)

Award letter and status of your application may be found under Financial Profile on MyOCC. Check for important deadlines.

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STEP 5: PLACEMENT TESTING

Mandatory practice and test information may be found on the Placement Testing.
 *SAT or ACT scores may be utilized.

Students whose first language is not English are required to take the MTELP.

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STEP 6: MEET WITH A COUNSELOR

Make the most of your counseling appointment. OCC now requires Mandatory Counseling for all incoming first-time college students. Complete your application and placement testing before coming in! Call for an appointment with a counselor at one of the campuses or set up a ZOOM meeting!

NOTE: STEPS 1 - 5 SHOULD BE COMPLETED BEFORE YOU MEET WITH A COUNSELOR

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STEP 7: REGISTER FOR CLASSES VIA MyOCC
  • Log into MyOCC, Select Students
  • Go to Registration
  • Click Register for Sections
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STEP 8: PAY YOUR BILL

You can pay via:

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STEP 9: GET YOUR RAIDER ONE CARD

Your official OCC Student ID can be picked up at the OCC Bookstore or mailed to you.

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STEP 10: BUY YOUR BOOKS

The Raider Bookstore provides competitive comparisons to get your books.

 
GO TO CLASS!