Getting Started

We are excited about your interest in attending Orange Coast College. To begin the admissions steps, choose your starting point. 

Need help applying to the college? Join us for an application workshop

Questions?

Contact Admissions & Records at arinfo@occ.cccd.edu or call our Answer Center at (714) 432-5072.

Admission to Orange Coast College is granted to those applicants who meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • High school graduation.
  • Certificate of Proficiency or a G.E.D. from the State of California.
  • Attainment of 18 years of age and who, in the judgment of college officials, is capable of profiting from instruction at our college.
  • Enrollment between the 9th to 12th grade and recommendation for advanced academic or vocational college level study. 

Students enrolled as 9th-12th grade students may enroll for courses at Orange Coast College under provisions of the Education Code, sections 76001 or 76001.5, and in accordance with the district's policy and the following guidelines:

  • Students must be enrolled as 9th-12th grade students at their schools.
  • The course is an advanced academic or vocational experience for the student and not available at their regular school.
  • Students must have a Dual Enrollment form, signed by the principal or the designee of their school, recommending the specific course or courses.

For more information, please visit Dual Enrollment.

If you need to take a GED test, visit the following link to find local GED test centers. California Testing Centers