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Enrollment Center FAQ

What do I do after I apply for admission?

After you apply online you will receive an email confirming your application was received. If you do not receive a confirmation email be sure verify that you completed all the application steps. 
Add " to your safe senders list (some Internet providers filter out our emails.). After your application is processed you will receive an acceptance email. Although most applications are process by the next business day, please allow up to 5 business days for application processing. Check your junk mail folder if you do not receive an acceptance email 5 business days after submitting your application. The confirmation email will contain important instructions  as to which steps need to be completed before you will be permitted to register for classes. If you don't receive an email within 5 business days, call the Answer Center at (714) 432-5772.​


Do I have to reapply for admission if I've attended OCC before?

If you are enrolled in the current semester, you do not need to reapply for admission. If you applied for a past semester but never registered for classes, you must reapply for admission. If you've previously attended OCC, but missed the last two semesters, you must reapply for admission.

How Do I Enroll in Classes?

Registration is done on line through MyOCC. Click on the Student Tab to view your registration appointment(Registration Status), the class schedule (Look Up Classes) and to register for classes (Add Drop Classes).

How Do I Clear Prerequisites?

Prerequisites are cleared by completing and submitting the Clearance Request Form online. Go to the Prerequisite Page for more information.

What can I do if a class is closed (full) when I try to register?

If you would like to register for a class that's closed, you have two options. The first option is to add yourself to the waitlist for the class (if available). If someone drops the class or is dropped for non-payment of fees from the class, the first person on the waitlist will receive an email notification via their MyOCC student email account and can add the class within the time allowed via their MyOCC account. Go to the Waitlist FAQ page for more information. The second option is to attend the first class meeting and ask the instructor for an ADD PERMIT. Arrive early for your best chance. If it's an online class, you can email the instructor to request an ADD PERMIT. Once the course begins, the registration system will require an Add Authorization Code in order to register, which is located on the ADD PERMIT. Follow the instructions on the permit to register for the course by the stated deadline.

What are the registration fees and do I have to pay them all?

Some of the registration fees are mandatory and some of them are optional. Please visit the fee information page for more specific information.

Where should I submit my payment for registration fees?

You may pay your registration fees for the current term via credit card on your MyOCC portal page or by check or money order. If you're paying by check or money order, you may pay in person during business hours at the Records/Registration window on the 1st floor of Watson Hall. You can mail your payment to: Orange Coast College, Attn: Registration, PO Box 5005, Costa Mesa, CA 92628-5005. You may also drop your payment off in the payment drop box located in the 1st floor lobby area of Watson Hall. If you mail or drop off your payment you are responsible for verifying that the payment was posted by printing your Student Class Program on your MyOCC account.

How do I receive a refund?

To be eligible for a refund you must officially drop the course by the stated refund deadline (see Dates to Remember for refund deadlines.) Go to the Refunds page for more information 

How do I take a class for the pass/no-pass option instead of a grade?

Not all classes can be taken on a pass/no pass basis. If the class schedule indicates that the course has a "graded or credit option" (listed in the details section on the online class schedule), you may opt to take the course for pass or no-pass instead of a letter grade. You must submit your request to the Enrollment Center (Student Records) prior to the Grade Option Request deadline. Visit the grading options page for more information and deadlines.

How can I obtain semester grades from the previous terms?

You can access your grades via your MyOCC portal page by viewing your unofficial transcript.

How do I order a transcript?

Official transcripts are ordered online. Please visit the transcript information page for more information.

How do I apply for an Associate in Arts Degree, Associate of Science Degree, or Certificate of Achievement (graduation)?

All students wishing to receive an AA Degree, AS Degree, and/or Certificate of Achievement must apply for graduation during their last term. For more information on graduation requirements, application, and deadlines, please visit the graduation page.