Advising Appointments

  1. Apply for Admission prior to appointment if you are a new student. (Check out our New Student Checklist).
  2. Click on the appropriate advisor link below to schedule an advising appointment. Please note that returning students must use their OCCC email to make appointments.

Blake Hagan

Academic Advisor

advising, Student Services

MS Education | Portland State University
BA Anthropology | Oregon State University


Phone: 541-867-8539


Schedule an advising appointment with Blake Hagan via Zoom

Advises students interested in:

Associate of Arts Transfer Degree (AAOT)
Associate of Business Transfer Degree (ASOTB)
Associate of General Studies
Aquarium Science

Carol Martin

Advising Specialist

advising, Student Services

Transfer coursework | College of the Redwoods
BA Religious Studies | Humboldt State University
M.Ed. College Student Services Administration | Oregon State University


Phone: 541-867-8521


Schedule an advising appointment with Carol Martin via Zoom

Advises students interested in:

Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer
Associate of Business Transfer Degree (ASOTB)
Associate of General Studies
Nursing & Allied Health Programs

Theresa Harper

Academic Advisor, College Success Faculty, Education Faculty

advising, Faculty, Student Services

Graduate Certificate College & University Teaching | Oregon State University
MS Academic Advising | Kansas State University
MAT Education | Oregon State University


Phone: 541-867-8541


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.

Advisor Role

What We Do as Advisors:

    • Discuss programs, courses, requirements
    • Help to clarify educational and career goals
    • Discuss strategies for success
    • Listen to student concerns and make referrals when necessary

Student Role

What Students do before Advising appointment:

New Students
    • 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)
Returning Students
    • Review your degree progress
    • Schedule a 30-minute appointment with advisor (above) 

Placement at Oregon Coast Community College

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.

Multiple Measures Workflow Diagram


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