About

Dual Enrollment at Orange Coast College offers current high school students the opportunity to earn college credit and get a head start on their education and career goals. High school students, in grades 9-12, can take classes at OCC and earn units towards a degree (Certificate or Associate's) or can be transferred to other colleges/universities. Best of all, high school students do not have to pay the per unit enrollment fee.

Which Kind of Dual Enrollment Student are You?

Standard v. CCAP Dual Enrollment

Standard Dual Enrollment

In Standard Dual Enrollment, students enroll in OCC courses that are not covered by a CCAP partnership agreement with a local high school district. The classes are taught either on Orange Coast College's campus or online. Enrollment fees are waived but college-related fees apply. Students are also responsible for the cost of any books and supplies. Students receive college credit for courses taken, but their high school will determine if they are able to receive dual credit towards their high school graduation requirements as well. 

CCAP Dual Enrollment

In CCAP Dual Enrollment, students enroll in Orange Coast College courses offered as part of a College and Career Access Pathways (CCAP) partnership agreement between the Coast Community College District and a local high school district. The classes are taught on a local high school campus during school hours. Classes taught at a high school are restricted and are only open to students from a participating high school district. These courses are completely free for students. Enrollment fees and college-related fees are waived, and textbooks are paid for by the high school district. Students receive both high school and college credit for completing courses in the Dual Enrollment program. 

Steps to Getting Started

Things to Consider

  • Allowable Units: Standard Dual Enrollment Students may take up to of 11 units each primary semester (Fall and Spring), 6 units max for the Summer session, and 3 units max for Intersession. 
  • Fees: The per-unit enrollment fees for the course are waived. However, students in the Standard Dual Enrollment program are responsible for the cost of textbooks, any course-related supplies, and the following college-related fees: 
    • College Service fee, Student Health fee, and Student Representation fee. Fees are subject to change, see the Enrollment Fees webpage for the most updated list.

Step 1: Apply Online to OCC

APPLY NOW

Complete the online application for the semester you plan to attend. You do not need to reapply unless you skip 2 primary semesters (Fall and Spring).

Note: Once you graduate or will graduate from High School, (Spring of 12th grade) Dual Enrollment Students must re-apply to OCC in order to attend as a First-Time College Student. 

Need help applying? Get in touch with our Future Pirate Center at fpr@occ.cccd.edu.


Step 2: Submit the Dual Enrollment Form

Dual Enrollment Form

After you receive your acceptance email, which includes your OCC Student ID Number, complete the Dual Enrollment Form and email it in a PDF format to dualenrollment@occ.cccd.edu. Be sure the form has the appropriate signatures (parent/guardian and your HS Principal). Note: We cannot accept digitally typed signatures, it MUST be handwritten.

You will be notified via your student (cccd.edu) email when the form is processed so you can register for courses.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Students planning on taking courses at Golden West College or at Coastline College, must also complete the dual enrollment form for that college. The dual enrollment form linked above is for OCC courses only.


Step 3: Register

All registration is done online via the MyCoast student portal. You may register for the courses for which you have been approved anytime on or after your registration window opens. To view when your registration window opens, log in to:

MyCoast Portal > Registration > Registration Tools > Quick Add or Drop Classes > Prepare For Registration > Select Term

Need help registering?

After you register, be sure to pay the semester fees in your MyCoast portal. 

If the course(s) you are approved for are waitlisted, register yourself on to the waitlist and keep an eye on your student (cccd.edu) email for a notification in case a seat becomes available. Please see our Waitlist Information webpage for more information.

If the course(s) you are approved for are closed, you may petition the course(s) by attending the first-class meeting and requesting an "Add Permit" from the instructor (follow the instructions on the permit to register).

Things to Consider

  • Allowable Units: CCAP Dual Enrollment students may take up to 15 units during Fall and Spring terms (a maximum of 4 OCC courses per term), and up to 9 units in Summer.
  • Fees: There are no costs for CCAP Dual Enrollment students. All enrollment fees and campus-based fees are waived, and the high school district has agreed to cover the cost of any books and supplies needed.

Step 1: Apply Online to OCC

This step is TYPICALLY done within a CCAP Dual Enrollment Workshop at your High School.

APPLY NOW

Complete the online application for the semester you plan to attend. You do not need to reapply unless you skip 2 primary semesters (Fall and Spring).

Note: Once you graduate or will graduate from High School, (Spring of 12th grade) Dual Enrollment Students must re-apply to OCC in order to attend as a First-Time College Student. 


Step 2: Submit the CCAP Dual Enrollment Form 

This step SHOULD be done within a CCAP Dual Enrollment Workshop at your High School.

Note: If you do not have an OCC ID# yet, please leave the field blank.

 

STUDENTS WHO HAVE ALREADY TAKEN CLASSES WITHIN THE COAST DISTRICT 

Orange Coast College, Golden West College, Coastline College

CCAP Form (Single Sign-On)

 

STUDENTS WHO HAVEN'T TAKEN CLASSES WITHIN THE COAST DISTRICT

CCAP Form

Policies

  • Permanent Record: Enrolling in college courses creates a permanent record (college transcript). Students should plan to study a minimum of two hours each week for each hour of class time (unit).
  • Prerequisites: High school students must meet all course pre-requisites and necessary qualifications prior to registering for the course designated on their form. Check out this video on How to Check and Clear a Prerequisite. If you have further questions about Prerequisite Clearances, please contact our Assessment Center at occassessment@occ.cccd.edu.
  • Transferring Credits: Students planning to apply coursework taken at OCC toward high school or 4 year university requirements should contact the respective institutions regarding their policies for prior coursework.
  • Unit Equivalency: The University of California recognizes college semester-length courses of 3-semester units as equivalent to 10 credits earned in an eligible one-year high school course.
    • Exception: The first semester of a college level foreign language course is considered to be equivalent to the first two years of high school foreign language (20 credits).
  • FERPA: Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, students attending an institution of higher learning become an adult when it comes to their educational records at that institution. It is the policy of the Coast Community College District, in accordance with FERPA, to not release/discuss a student's records without the signed release from the student authorizing the release of that information to anyone except the student. For more information, refer to our FERPA webpage.
    • Students who wish to give their parents' permission to access their records or communicate with Orange Coast College on behalf of them, MUST submit a Student Information Release Authorization Form for that year. 
    • Note: The form MUST have handwritten signatures and it MUST be sent from your student (cccd.edu) email address along with a photo ID (student ID or government issued) to arinfo@occ.cccd.edu. Electronic signatures and forms sent from personal email addresses and/or missing photo ID will NOT be accepted. 
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Extra Help

Contact Us

(714) 714-7451

dualenrollment@occ.cccd.edu

1st Floor of Watson Hall

Office Hours

Mon, Closed 

Tue, Wed, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Thu, Fri, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Sat, Sun, Closed