Ren Whipple

Student Success Coach

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Coaches those interested In:

Associate of Arts Transfer Degree 

Associate of General Studies

Associate of Science Transfer-Computer Science


Aquarium Science

Jose Hernandez

Student Success Coach

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Associate of Science Oregon Transfer Degree in Business

Associate of Applied Science Accounting

Accounting Certificates

Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer Degree

Associate of General Studies

Lacy Jane
Lacy Jane

Student Success Coach

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Students interested in meeting with Lacy on Wednesdays in Newport should email

Coaches those interested In:

Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer

Associate of General Studies

Early Childhood Education

K-12 Teacher Pathway

Student Success Coach Becky York
Becky York

Student Success Coach

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Medical Assisting

Nursing Assistant


Diagnostic Imaging

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