Advising Appointments

New Students

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

Continuing Students

Schedule an appointment with your Success Coach to get cleared for each term. Avoid the rush and schedule your appointment around mid-terms. Please note that students must use their OCCC email to make appointments.


Blake Hagan

Student Success Coach

Advising, Student Affairs

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

Contact

Phone: 541-867-8539

Email: blake.hagan@oregoncoast.edu

Advises students interested in:

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

Note: Blake Hagan is currently on leave. Please click on the link below, and you will be scheduled with one of the following staff members: 

Dr. Andres Oroz, Vice President of Student Affairs
Ben Kaufman, Associate Dean of Student Affairs
Tracy Jones, Navigate Outreach Specialist

Newport Campus

 

 


Carol Martin

Student Success Coach

Advising, Student Affairs

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

Contact

Phone: 541-867-8521

Email: carol.martin@oregoncoast.edu

Advises students interested in:

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

 

Newport Campus


Advises students interested in:

4-Year BS Teaching Degree Program
Early Childhood Education


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

 

Oregon Coast Community College