Apply to Oregon Coast Community College

Congratulations on taking the first step toward earning a credential.

We look forward to seeing you on campus!

Need assistance? 

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

On-the-Spot Admissions Events

These events will provide one-on-one support with every step (course selection & registration, fin aid, applying, and more!) at locations throughout Lincoln County during the summer of 2024. See the schedule! 

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 for returning students: 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.
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Select the option that best fits you:

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 Dual Credit information, below.

Examples of Degree and Certificate programs include Transfer Degrees, Accounting, Nursing, EMT, Early Childhood Education, and Aquarium Science.

Please complete the OCCC Admission Application.   Once you submit your application, you will receive an email with 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.

Dual Credit Students

High School/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.

Looking for information about the Early College Program? Early College provides one tuition-free course per term, taught at OCCC. Learn more here.

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.

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.


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.)

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.