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, Jan 3 to Friday, Jan. 7 for assistance in applying, registering for classes, applying for financial aid, and more. Drop-in academic advising will be available as well. 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

Early College students are defined as high school students who have received approval from a LCSD counselor to take courses and those courses are taken at OCCC by OCCC instructors and will receive college credit.

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.

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.

LCSD High School dual credit students should request the link to complete the application/registration form from their school counselor or instructor. For questions, please contact Tracy Jones at 541-819-9742 or tracy.jones@oregoncoast.edu

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

Oregon Coast Community College students who wish to use Veterans Educational Benefits while attending OCCC should follow these steps to get started:

Step 1: Apply with the VA

● Apply for your Veterans Educational Benefits online at ebenefits.va.gov.

● You will need the following to complete your application:

1) VA File Number (also called your VA Claim Number and is often your Social Security Number or if you are a dependent, the veteran’s SSN)

2) DD214’s for each period of active service.

3) Which chapter benefits you are applying for.

● When applying for benefits with the VA choose Portland Community College as your school because OCCC students’ Veterans Educational Benefits are processed through PCC.

● Complete the application at least 6 weeks before you plan on attending classes.

● Your local Veteran Service Office can assist you with your application or in determining which benefit you are eligible to receive. You can contact Lincoln County’s VSO at 541-574-6955 or vets@co.lincoln.or.us.

Step 2: Get admitted to OCCC

● Apply online

● The online admission application is free and takes about 10 minutes to complete. Once you submit your admissions application, you will receive an email with important next steps.

● Note: OCCC has an open admissions policy, but keep in mind limited entry programs (Aquarium Science, Medical Assisting, Nursing and Nursing Assistant) have specific entrance requirements. Please visit that program’s webpage to view their specific requirements.

Step 3: Meet Veterans’ Liaison in student services at 541-867-8503, finaid@oregoncoast.edu

● Meet with OCCC’s Veterans’ Liaison to establish a file with OCCC. finaid@oregoncoast.edu

● Turn in a completed Veteran Services rights and responsibilities and a completed Request for change of program or place of training: Form 22-1995 (for veterans) or a Request for change of program or place of training: Form 22-5495 (for dependents). These can also be found at http://www.pcc.edu/enroll/paying-for-college/veterans/talk-with-a-specialist.html under ‘What do I need to bring?’ or at the front counter of Student Services.

● After talking to the Veterans’ Liaison, submit your class schedule for certification after you register for classes by going onto your MyPCC account, clicking the Paying for College tab, clicking on the Veterans Educational Benefits option, and selecting the term that you want certified from the drop down menu. You will need to submit your schedule at the beginning of every term.

Step 4: Apply for financial aid

● Use financial aid in addition to your Veterans Educational Benefits to get the maximum amount of money for school.

● Apply online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

● When applying for financial aid use Oregon Coast Community College’s school code 042837

● Applications take 6-8 weeks to process.

Transfer Credit and VA Benefits

Students using any type of Federal Veterans Administration (VA) Education Benefit are required to have all prior credit history evaluated. It is the student’s responsibility to request official transcripts from all previous colleges and submit them to OCCC. Students must also complete and submit the Transfer Credit Evaluation request found on MyPCC. A student’s first term of VA benefits may be certified while waiting for transcript evaluation, however no subsequent terms will be certified for VA Benefits until transfer credit evaluation is complete. All credits will be evaluated and transferred according to the policies stated in this catalog.

Residency for Veterans

A person eligible for benefits under the federal Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 (38 U.S.C Section 3301 et seq.) or any other federal law authorizing educational benefits to veterans shall be entitled to Oregon resident status for purposes of tuition and fees charged at Oregon Coast Community College. Students seeking a change in their residency status should contact Enrollment Services at 541-867-8501.

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. There is no need to fill out an OCCC application to register for these noncredit courses.

Small Business Courses

Small Business Courses

If you’re seeking the lineup of classes designed for Lincoln County business owners,  click hereThere is no need to fill out an OCCC application to register for these noncredit small business courses.

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.

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