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.
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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.
What We Do as Advisors:
- Discuss programs, courses, requirements
- Help to clarify educational and career goals
- Help determine course placement using multiple measures. For more information, click here.
- Discuss strategies for success
- Listen to student concerns and make referrals when necessary
What Students do before Advising appointment:
- Complete an OCCC application
- 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)
- Review GRAD plan
- Review course schedule, including prerequisites
- Prepare academic planner
- Schedule a 30-minute appointment with advisor (above)
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.
Advising and Student Success Resources
- Academic Calendar (important dates)
- Academic Planner
- Career and Transfer Readiness Center
- Career and Major Exploration
- OCCC Career and Transfer Readiness Center
- Oregon CIS (assessments and career information)
- Oregon Employment Department: Quality Information, Informed Choices
- State of Oregon labor market information
- What Can I do with a Major In…
- What Can I do with a Major In… (2)
- What Can I do with a Major In… (3)
- More majors & careers information
- Course Registration (How-to guide)
- Degree Partnership Program with OSU
- Feedback & Complaints
- Financial Literacy
- GRAD Plan
- Math Page and RU Ready4
- Meet the Sharks Video
- OCCC Email
- OCCC Degree Programs
- OCCC Certificate Programs
- OCCC Student Account/MyOCCC
- OCCC Student Handbook
- Orientation power point [PPT File] [PDF Format]
- PCC student account (MYPCC)
- Strategies for Math Study Skills and Help with Math Anxiety (from PCC)
- Transcripts – request
- Tutoring Services and Request Form