Guest Students
Steps to Getting Started
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Knock Out Your Credits for Less

Attend OCC as a Guest Student and cut the cost, not your education.

Taking summer classes is a popular option for students who are home for the summer. Completing summer courses can possibly allow you to graduate one to two semesters earlier. And, we make it easy to transfer the credits you earn back to your home college. Plus, you’ll be exempt from all placement testing and many prerequisites are waived for our guest students.   

Get ahead, stay ahead

If you like our summer classes, plan to attend during fall and winter to supplement your course load. Our online options make this easy.

Before you register:

  • Check out the Michigan Transfer Network to confirm your OCC class selections count toward your degree with your home institution’s advising staff.
  • Confirm that there are not prerequisite courses that will prevent you from registering for your OCC class selections.

The following steps will guide you through the process of becoming a OCC guest student at.

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Step 1: Complete online application

Note: Guest applications are valid for 1 year.  If your application has expired, you need to log into your admissions profile and create a new application. 

Go to apply. Complete the Profile and Application forms. Confirmation emails are sent when the application is received and again when processed. Please allow two (2) business days for processing. Guest applications are valid for 1 year. Uploading a copy of your college transcript is recommended. Once the application has expired, you will need to log into your Admission Profile and Create a New Application.

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Step 2: Set up your MyOCC account

When your application is processed you will receive two separate emails - One with your OCC Student ID number along with a link to retrieve your username from Admissions and a second email with your Temporary Password from Online Services. 

MyOCC is where you will access your student email account, pre-registration steps, register for classes, payment information, and more.

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Step 3: Online Learning Readiness Course (if applicable)

The Online Learning Readiness Course is required before you can register for any online or hybrid classes. Log into MyOCC and select Online Learning Readiness Course under the Pre-Registration Steps card.

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Step 4: Check for course prerequisites 

Guest students are waived from prerequisites for many, but not all OCC courses. A list of subjects that require verification of prerequisite completion is available here. This information is also available in the individual course descriptions.

If the course you’re wishing to take as a guest student requires that you verify prerequisite completion, please send an email including an unofficial copy of your college transcript(s) and what course(s) you wish to take as a Guest Student to the Counseling Office at your preferred campus.

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Step 5: Register for classes via MyOCC

Log into MyOCC and select the Student Planning card. Click on the Plan your Degree & Register for Classes option to search and register for classes.

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Step 6: Pay your bill

You can pay via:

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Step 7: Get your Raider One Card

The Raider One Card is your Official OCC Student ID. It serves as your Student ID, Library Card, Copy/Print Card, and iROC Cash for Raiders Store and Cafe purchases. Your first card is free, replacement cards cost $10. Your official OCC Student ID can be picked up at the Business Office.

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Step 8: Buy your books

You can order and have your books delivered from the Raider’s Store. The Raider Bookstore provides competitive comparisons to get your books!

Go to class!

Contact Information

We're here to help

If you need help, our Admissions Coordinators are ready to assist you with your questions:

Phone: 248.341.2280