New to College
Steps to Getting Started

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

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Step 1: Create an admissions profile & complete an online 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.

NOTE: After submitting your application, refresh your Admission Profile. You will see a tab called Supplemental Items & Documents. This area will allow you to upload optional and/or required documents.

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Step 2: Set up a MyOCC account and OCC student email

After you receive confirmation that your application has been processed, you will need to log into your MyOCC Account. Once logged in to MyOCC, select the College Resources link and then choose the Student Email link to ACTIVATE your required OCC EMAIL account. Check your email often for important news and updates.

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Step 3: New student orientation - online

If you are new to OCC, you are required to complete the New Student Orientation before registration. Log into MyOCC. From the Colleague Resources link, select Pre-Registration Steps and then choose New Student Orientation/Title IX training. After you have completed the survey, remember to click "Mark Course Completed" and print your certificate to finish the orientation.

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Step 4: Complete your FAFSA (if applicable)

Award letter and status of your application may be found on the MyOCC Financial Aid page. Check for important deadlines.

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Step 5: Mandatory Placement for English, ESL and Math 

ENGLISH: You MUST take OCC’s English Placement unless you have a recent SAT/ACT score or qualify for one of the other exemptions.

ENGLISH SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL):  You are REQUIRED to complete Duolingo for placement.

MATH: Take the ALEKS Math Placement unless you have a recent SAT/ACT score or qualify for one of the exemptions.

NOTE: Do not take ALEKS unless you plan on registering for a math class within a year of testing as the results expire.

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Step 6: Meet with a counselor

Make the most of your counseling appointment. OCC now requires Mandatory Counseling for all incoming first-time college students. Complete your application and placement before coming in! Call for an appointment with a counselor at one of the campuses or set up a ZOOM meeting!


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Step 7: Register for classes via MyOCC

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

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Step 8: Pay your bill

You can pay via:

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Step 9: 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 10: Buy your books

You can order and have your books delivered from the Raider’s Store by clicking BUY YOUR BOOKS above. In the Get Your Textbooks section, select your Campus and Term then locate your class.  The Raider Bookstore provides competitive comparisons to get your books!

Go to class!


Enrollment Services
Phone 248.341.2280

Service Hours:
Mon - Fri: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm