A returning student is someone who previously attended OCC, but has not taken classes in MORE than 2 semesters.

Steps to Getting Started

Complete the following steps to become a student at OCC and be eligible for priority registration. Need help applying to the college? Join us for an application workshop



    Need Help Applying to the College? Join us for an application workshop

    Apply for Financial Aid

    If you have any questions regarding Financial Aid, please contact our Financial Aid Department. 

    FAFSA: Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

    DREAM ACT: AB 540 students, complete the Dream Act Application.

Important Information:

Students with a registration appointment for the term can register for classes at all three colleges within the Coast Community College District. If you meet any of the following criteria, you DO NOT need to submit an application to Orange Coast College for Summer/ Fall 2022

NOTE: OCC uses a combined Summer/Fall admission application.  Students will be admitted for both Summer and Fall terms and students will receive registration appointments for both Summer and Fall terms.  Students are not required to enroll into Summer courses



Contact us at arinfo@occ.cccd.edu or call our Answer Center at (714) 432-5072.

**Orange Coast College utilizes a priority registration system that is in compliance with the California Education California, Title 5 Code of Regulations for Community Colleges and SB 1456. OCC has three levels of priority registration. In order to register in the first level priority registration group, students must meet ALL of the State mandated requirements.