Getting Started at COCC

Getting started at COCC is easy! Just follow the steps below and you'll be on the path to a great education! For more informational opportunities, see getting started successfully at COCC (pdf).

Steps to Getting Started at COCC

Check Mark1. Apply to COCC

All new students (including transfer or those returning after a one-year or more absence) are required to complete a COCC application. All NEW students (those who have NEVER taken credit classes at COCC) must submit a $25 non-refundable application fee at the time of application. Applications will not be processed without the fee. The application fee can be paid online at the end of the online application, by phone at 541-383-7229, in person at Enrollment Services at any COCC campus, or via your Bobcat Web Account. 

The application DEADLINE is 5pm, the Wednesday prior to the beginning of the term. 

Application forms can be submitted online:  

Transfer Students: Please see detailed transfer information.

Check Mark2. Placement Information

Once admitted, students provide placement information, a requirement for all students taking credit classes. See Placement Information Options.

Students with documented disabilities needing accommodation for testing should contact the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities prior to scheduling the placement tests.        

Check Mark3. Advising

After students are admitted and have provided placement information, advising is the next step.

Summer Term: advising is not required for summer term, but advisors will be available in the CAP Center on a drop-in basis during the times listed below to answer questions regarding summer term registration.  Please call the CAP Center at 541-383-7200 for questions regarding advising.

Bend Campus (Library, lower level)
Thursday, April 24th 1pm – 5pm
Thursday, May 1st 1pm – 5pm
Wednesday, May 7th 1pm – 6pm
Thursday, May 8th 1pm – 5pm
Monday, June 9th 9am – 1pm
Monday, June 16th 1pm – 5pm

Redmond Campus (Building 3)
Wednesday, May 7th 1pm – 6pm
Monday, June 9th 9am – 1pm

Prineville Campus
Wednesday, May 7th 1pm – 5pm

Madras Campus
Thursday, May 8th 1pm – 5pm

Fall Term: advising is required for all new certificate/degree seeking students; non certificate/degree seeking students are not required to attend an advising session but are welcome to do so.  See COCC's Advising website for helpful hints to get you started.  Group advising sessions will begin July 11; reservations will be available June 16.  Check back to make a reservation online. 

Check Mark4. Registration  

Summer term:
Certificate/Degree Seeking Students: registration will be available beginning May 7.
Non-Degree Seeking Students: registration will be available beginning June 18.
Summer term classes begin June 23, 2014.

Fall term:
Certificate/Degree Seeking Students: registration will be available beginning July 11.
Non-Degree Seeking Students: registration will be available beginning September 10.
Fall term classes begin September 29, 2014.

Students can register either online or in person at any COCC campus, once steps 1 through 3 (as applicable) are complete and students have received instructor permission for the class (if required).  See online login and registration directions.  Note: Before students can register for online classes offered by COCC, successful completion of the Orientation for Online Classes at COCC mini-course is required.

Additional Steps

To help get you on track for success, think about these additional steps...

Advising StaffApply for financial aid and scholarships now. See our  Financial Aid page for federal financial aid information and scholarship opportunities.

Interested in living in our residence hall? Check out Juniper Hall. Please contact the Office of Residence Life at (541) 383-7592 for further details.    

Get ahead of the game. COCC provides several electronic accounts for student use. Learn all about your accounts and how to use them.  Staff at the Computer Labs can help.  

Tuition is due on the second Friday of the term. But, please don't wait. Avoid long lines and pay before this deadline! Students may pay online via your Bobcat Web account, call the Cashier's Desk at (541) 383-7229  to pay with a credit or debit card or pay in person at the Enrollment Services office at any COCC campus.
Buy your books and other supplies at the  Campus Bookstore. You will need your class schedule to buy the appropriate books.    

That's it... you're on your way to becoming a student at COCC!  If you have any questions, please e-mail us at or call 541-383-7500.  We'll see you on campus!

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