2024 High School Graduate

The following information is intended for high school students graduating summer of 2024 who need to obtain their First Semester Student Education Plan (SEP).

If you graduated from high school prior to 2024, please click the button below to schedule a counseling appointment.

Graduated Before 2024

As you prepare for registration, please refer back to the Future Pirate Center for assistance with navigating the steps to become a new Pirate.

What Is an SEP?

An SEP is a Student Education Plan that is required for new students wishing to obtain a priority registration date.  It  is a collaborative roadmap of which courses can be taken at OCC based on a  student’s academic/career goals.  All students are encouraged to complete an SEP—even if they are undecided on a major. Though SEPs are not required to register in general, having an  SEP is strongly recommended. 

One-On-One Appointment

All first-year students seeking a Student Education Plan (SEP) are encouraged to schedule an appointment with an OCC Counselor. This is the most personal and collaborative way to ensure all questions are answered and the SEP reflects individual preferences. OCC counselors can meet with FPR students in person or via a camera-enabled video chat Monday through Friday. Students typically schedule counseling appointments one week in advance.  Same-day options are rarely available.  Students with many questions about their first semester of college, students with limited English skills, and students who utilized an IEP or 504 Plan in high school, booking a one-on-one counseling appointment is the best choice.  Students can schedule appointments by clicking the button below.

Schedule An Appointment

Group Academic Planning & Registration Workshops*

*For students without a Student Education Plan.

Between May 21st and June 13th , OCC’s Counseling Department is offering group Academic Planning and Registration workshops for 2024 high school graduates who have not completed an SEP. If you still need to register and would like information and an overview of resources for making smart course selections, you are welcome to sign up for this workshop. Students will receive course recommendations and registration support. Students should still schedule an appointment in the Fall semester for an SEP in order to qualify for Spring Priority Registration.

Schedule for Workshop


For assistance with log-in information, please email your name and ID# to the Future Pirate Center at FPR@occ.cccd.edu.