Advising Appointments

To make an advising appointment, click on the appropriate advisor link below. Please note that returning students must use their OCCC email to make appointments, and new students must apply to OCCC prior to appointment.

Theresa Harper

Academic Advisor

Schedule an appointment with Theresa Harper in Newport or schedule an appointment with Teresa Harper on Thursdays in Lincoln City

Specializes in Pre-Teaching Pathways and Early Childhood Education

MAT, Education | Oregon State University
MS, Academic Advising | Kansas State University 

Colleen Doherty

Academic Advisor

Schedule an advising appointment with Colleen Doherty in Newport

Specializes in Nursing & Allied Health

BA, Psychology | Westfield State College
MA, Student Personnel/Counseling | Northern Arizona University

Blake Hagan

Academic Advisor

Schedule an advising appointment with Blake Hagan in Newport
Schedule an advising appointment with Blake Hagan in Lincoln City (Wednesdays)

Specializes in Aquarium Science,  Accounting & Administrative Programs

BA, Anthropology | Oregon State University
MS, Education | Portland State University

Learn more about the advising process

Use the menu below to learn more about the roles of our advisors – and of you, the student – in the important academic advising process.

Advisor Role

What We Do as Advisors:

    • Discuss programs, courses, requirements
    • Help to clarify educational and career goals
    • Discuss strategies for success
  • Listen to student concerns and make referrals when necessary
 

Student Role

What Students do before Advising appointment:

New Students
    • Schedule a one-hour appointment with an advisor (above) to discuss courses, programs, and sign up for a New Student Orientation, where you will register for classes
  • Bring transcripts (college and/or high school/GED)
Returning Students
  • Schedule a 30-minute appointment with advisor (above) 

Placement at Oregon Coast Community College

Oregon Coast Community College: Multiple Measures Placement Process

What you need to know

OCCC’s placement process recognizes the success, rigor, and accuracy of high school courses and grades. As a result, we are including high school grades in our placement process.

OCCC’s Placement Process Philosophy
  • Understanding that the use of placement testing alone has not been accurately placing students.
  • Acknowledging that under-placement is a barrier to student success and completion.
  • Developing a process grounded in research and best-practice.
  • Creating an equitable and inclusive process.
Multiple Measures Conversation

The placement process at OCCC starts with an initial advising appointment to discuss academic and career goals. The academic advisor uses the following information to place students:

  • Cumulative High School GPA as well as specific grades in writing and math courses.
  • Smarter Balanced Scores (high school proficiency).
  • SAT/ACT scores.
  • GED scores.
  • Transcripts from previous colleges or universities.
  • Past work or academic experience.
  • Placement documents created by writing faculty.
  • Placement documents created by math faculty.
  • Referrals to Math and Writing faculty If additional assessment is needed.

Multiple Measures Workflow Diagram

 

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