Welcome to the OCCC Application Page

Need help? 

Students (new or returning) are invited to stop by the Student Affairs service window at OCCC’s Newport Campus (400 SE College Way, Newport) during business hours Monday – Friday  8:00 am – 5:00 pm (note: hours change in summer term) for assistance in applying, registering for classes, applying for financial aid, and more.  For more information, call 541-867-8501

Complete the online application form that best fits your situation. It’s free and only takes about 10 minutes to complete.

  • All new and continuing students must complete a new application for admission before registering for classes. Note: A new application is not necessary if you registered for OCCC at any time since the Summer 2020 term. 
  • La falta de habilidades en el idioma inglés no será una barrera para la admisión y participación en los programas de Educación Técnica y Profesional (CTE). English language skill level will not be a barrier to admissions to and participation in Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs.
Degree- and Certificate-Seeking Students

Degree and Certificate Seeking Students

Students 16 years or older are eligible for admissions to Oregon Coast Community College.  If you are still enrolled in high school, please see Early College or Dual Credit information.

Examples of Degree and Certificate programs include Transfer Degrees, Accounting, Nursing or EMT.

Please complete the OCCC Admission Application.   Once you submit your admissions application, you will receive an email with important next steps regarding advising and placement, new student orientation, registering for classes, financial aid, and buying books and supplies.

For personal assistance, call 541-867-8501.

Early College Students

Early College Students

The OCCC Early College Program provides high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to take one tuition-free course per term. Please click here to apply and learn more.

Dual Credit Students

Dual Credit Students

Dual Credit students are defined as high school students who are taking OCCC courses at their high school by high school instructors and will receive both high school and college credit.

  1. Please complete the OCCC Admission Application.
  2. LCSD High School dual credit students should request the link to complete the registration form from their school counselor or instructor.


Under Age 16 Students

Under Age 16 Students

Students under 16 years of age with college-level academic ability and the maturity and personal skills required for a successful college experience may be provisionally admitted to OCCC.  The college reserves the right to request additional information and/or deny any underage admission.

If you are younger than 16 years old, please click here and select the “Underage Students” section, at the bottom of the page for more details regarding about underage admissions.  For questions, please contact Student Affairs at 541-867-8501.

GED-Seeking Students

GED Seeking Students

If you’re ready to earn your GED, OCCC has classes designed to prepare you for the GED tests, and the Newport OCCC campus also serves as a GED test site.

Click here for additional information, and a link to the interest form.

Veteran Students

Veterans’ Benefits

The Financial Aid Office administers veterans education benefits.  For more information about using your veterans education benefits at OCCC, please visit this page.

ESOL Students

ESOL Students

Register in-person when you come to class. You can register at anytime during the term. For more information call Will Quillian at 541-867-8517 or 205-713-3184.

Inscripciones presenciales. Es posible inscribirse al curso en cualquier momento de la sesión. Ven a clase e inscríbete ahí mismo. Para más información contacta a Will Quillian. 541-867-8517 o 205-713-3184.

Community Education

Community Education

If you’re looking for personal enrichment courses and not seeking college credit, explore OCCC’s lineup of compelling, affordable and engaging  Community Education courses.

Small Business Courses

Small Business Courses

If you’re seeking the lineup of classes designed for Lincoln County business owners,  click here.  


New Student Orientations

New student orientations and advising sessions are offered each term to welcome new students and familiarize them with academic policies and procedures, on-campus services and the registration process. Review the New Student Checklist if you are new to OCCC and need to know if a new student orientation is your next step.

Limited-Entry Programs

Although OCCC has an open admissions policy, our limited entry programs  have specific entrance requirements. Visit each degree or certificate page to view the specific requirements for each. (Find them all under “Academics” in the top menu, or click here.)

Campus Visits

The College welcomes individual and group campus tours and individual college classroom visits. College faculty and staff are available to speak to students in area high schools. For information contact Student Services at 541-867-8501.