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Applying for admission to Oregon Coast Community College is fast, easy and free. Simply click the appropriate link below to get started.

First-time college student

If you have no prior college-level credits, start here.

Returning OCCC student

Welcome back! If you’ve been an OCCC student before, start here.

Previous College Credits

If you have attended another college or university, start here.

Currently in High School

If you’re planning to take OCCC classes while still in high school, start here. 

Seeking a GED

If you’re ready to earn your GED, OCCC has classes designed to prepare you for the GED tests, and the Newport OCCC campus also serves as a GED test site.

English for Speakers of Other Languages

Looking to improve your English skills? Start here.

Community Education

If you’re looking for personal enrichment courses and not seeking college credit, explore OCCC’s lineup of compelling, affordable and engaging Community Education courses.

The Application Process

High school graduates or non high school graduates 16 years or older are eligible for admissions to Oregon Coast Community College. If you are less than 16 years old, please contact Student Services at 541-867-8501 for information about underage admissions.

Complete the online application form that fits your situation (above). It’s free and takes about 10 minutes to complete. Once you submit your admissions application, you will receive an email with important next steps regarding advising and placement, new student orientation, registering for classes, financial aid, and buying books and supplies.

New Student Orientations

New student orientations and advising sessions are offered each term to welcome new students and familiarize them with academic policies and procedures, on-campus services and the registration process. Review the New Student Checklist if you are new to OCCC and need to know if a new student orientation is your next step.

Campus Visits

The College welcomes individual and group campus tours and individual college classroom visits. College faculty and staff are available to speak to students in area high schools. For information contact Student Services at 541-867-8501.

Limited-Entry Programs

Although OCCC has an open admissions policy, our limited entry programs  have specific entrance requirements. Visit each degree or certificate page to view the specific requirements for each.


Your Oregon Coast adventure begins with a meeting with one of our academic advisors. Our advising staff can help you chart a course best suited to get you to the degree or certificate you’re aiming for. Current students are invited to meet with advisors, too, to periodically check on progress toward their goals.

 Academic advisors are available to support student success by:

  • Interpreting placement assessment results.
  • Recommending appropriate classes.
  • Discussing degree/ program options.
  • Explaining course content and requirements.
  • Helping transition into the College culture/ academic environment.
  • Helping students have a successful college experience.
  • Explaining how to transition to a university or four-year college.
  • Assisting in understanding College policies and procedures.

Blake Hagan and Colleen Doherty are available to meet with you. Schedule your appointment now with the registration links below.

Blake specializes in Aquarium Science & Criminal Justice, and also advises for all other degrees and certificate programs at OCCC. His office number is 541-867-8512. Colleen specializes in Nursing & Allied Health, but also advises for all other degrees and certificate programs at OCCC. Reach Colleen at 541-867-8521.

Schedule your advising appointment using one of the links below to an online registration page, or call 541-867-8501:

Colleen Doherty • Newport
Blake Hagan • Newport
Blake Hagan • Lincoln City

Register for classes

Ready to register for classes at Oregon Coast Community College?

Click here to jump to the course schedule. Be sure to select the appropriate term from the drop-down menu. Questions? Call 541-867-8501 or email us.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Review OCCC’s Tuition and Fees here, then peruse the financial aid information and resources below to help determine what programs and alternatives will best fit you and your situation.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Apply at

The first step for students to apply for financial aid is the FAFSA. Undocumented students who do not qualify for FAFSA, apply for financial aid with the Oregon Student Aid Application (ORSAA) at To determine if you are eligible for FAFSA, use this filtering tool. It is recommended that DACA students submit both the FAFSA and the ORSAA.

NOTE: There have been changes made to the FAFSA application process (updated Aug. 2016). Click here for a handy table showing the new process.

Students planning to attend OCCC during the 2016-2017 academic year (Summer 2016-Spring 2017) should complete the 2016-2017 FAFSA as soon as possible. Please use the school code for Portland Community College (PCC): 003213.

Apply for financial aid by following this financial aid checklist. If you are a senior in high school planning to graduate in Spring of 2016, follow the checklist below.

Financial Aid Checklist

High School Student Checklist

The best time to apply is as soon after January 1 as possible for the following academic year.  Below are the priority processing deadlines. You can apply for financial aid after these dates, but we cannot guarantee your financial aid will be processed in time for the payment deadline.

Financial aid timeline
Term you plan to start        Submit 2016-17 FAFSA by
Summer 2016                       February 15, 2016
Fall 2016                                April 15, 2016
Winter 2017                          July 15, 2016
Spring 2017                           October 15, 2016

Financial Aid Web Resources

Great sites for college and financial aid information for high school students, parents and adult students. All sites are also in Spanish.

Student Aid on the Web  Covers all aspects of college planning and financial aid

FAFSA4caster Estimates financial aid eligibility for high school students/parents

FAFSA Free Application for Federal Student Aid

National Student Loan Data System  Account access for loan borrowers  This is the U. S. government’s website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education. The site provides important information designed to help make smart financial choices.


The 7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA; A Student’s Guide to the 2016-2017 Free Application for Federal Student Aid Tutorial is a great reference that will talk you through the sections of the 2016-2017 FAFSA in clear and easy to understand steps.

This IRS Data Retrieval Tutorial explains in more detail the FAFSA process of transferring your IRS data to your FAFSA. This tutorial is meant to help you UPDATE your FAFSA with your IRS information. If you have not yet filed your FAFSA, you should refer to the 7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA tutorial above.

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