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

Go to apply. Select 'Create An Admissions Profile'. Complete the profile form and click the 'Create Profile' button. On the Admissions Profile Page, Select Step #2 'Apply Now, Start an Application'. Complete the Application for Admission. Confirmation emails are sent when the application is received and again when processed. Please allow two (2) business days for processing.
Exception: College Guest Students

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STEP 2: SET UP A MyOCC ACCOUNT & OCC STUDENT EMAIL

After you receive confirmation that your application has been processed, you will need to log into your MyOCC Account. Be sure to add your Secondary Email on the Change/Add Email screen - this will allow you to reset your own password if needed. Once logged in to MyOCC, sign in to Student Email to ACTIVATE your required OCC STUDENT 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 MyOCC 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: MANDATORY ENGLISH/MATH PLACEMENT

Unless a student has recent SAT/ACT scores that match or exceed those listed below or qualifies for one of the other five exemptions, he/she MUST take OCC’s English placement test, AccuuPlacer/Writeplacer. Use the linked page to find the complete exemption list at the bottom.

SAT minimums: 480 on the Evidence Based Reading and Writing and 25 or higher on the writing and language test.
ACT minimums: 38 or higher on the combined English and Reading sub-test of the ACT with a minimum of 18 on each section

English Second Language (ESL) students must take MTELP for English placement.

NOTE: Taking the math placement test - ALEKS - is only necessary if you plan on registering for a math class in your first year at OCC.

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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

The Raider One Card is your Official OCC Student ID. It serves as your Student ID, Library Card, Copy/Print Card, and iROC Cash for Raiders Store and Cafe purchases. Your first card is free, replacement cards cost $10. Your official OCC Student ID can be picked up at the Business Office.

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STEP 10: BUY YOUR BOOKS

The Raider Bookstore provides competitive comparisons to get your books.

 
GO TO CLASS!