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
1. 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:
- Application - Online Application Form
- If paper application is needed, please call Enrollment Services at 541-383-7500.
Transfer Students: Please see detailed transfer information.
2. Placement Information
Placement information is required 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.
Advising is not required. The CAP Center will offer help sessions May 7 – 9 for students who would like assistance selecting courses (call the CAP Center at 541-383-7200 for questions).
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.
Transfer Student Advising
Transfer students or students returning from an absence
who have 20 or more college credits (from COCC or from another college),
should contact the CAP Center (541.383.7200) for an advising
New Student Advising
New first-time freshman and transfer students with fewer
than 20 credits;(transfer or COCC credits) should make an appointment
for New Student Advising which begins on July 17. You can make an appointment online or by calling Admissions (541.383.7500) or the CAP Center (541.383.7200).
Early Advising/Registration Appointments
Wednesday, July 17 (10:30am, 11:45am, 1pm), Bend Campus
Thursday, July 18 (2:15pm, 3:30pm, 4:45pm, 6pm), Bend Campus
Friday, July 19 (10:30am, 11:45am, 1pm, 2:15pm, 3:30pm), Redmond Campus
Tuesday, July 23 (10:30am, 2:15pm), Prineville Campus
Wednesday, July 24 (10:30am, 2:15pm), Madras Campus
Open Advising/Registration Appointments
Tuesday, August 6 (9:15am, 10:30am, 11:45am, 1pm), Bend Campus
Friday, August 9 (10:30am, 11:45am, 1pm, 2:15pm, 3:30pm), Redmond Campus
Wednesday, August 14 (10:30am, 2:15pm), Madras Campus
Thursday, August 15 (10:30am, 2:15pm), Prineville Campus
Monday, August 19 (2:15pm, 3:30pm, 4:45pm, 6pm), Bend Campus
Thursday, September 5 (10:30am, 11:45am, 1pm, 2:15pm, 3:30pm), Redmond Campus
Tuesday, September 10 (10:30am, 2:15pm), Madras Campus
Wednesday, September 11(10:30am, 2:15pm), Prineville Campus
Late Advising/Registration Appointments
Wednesday, September 25 (9:15am, 10:30am, 11:45am, 1pm), Redmond Campus
Thursday, September 26 (9:15am, 10:30am, 11:45am, 1pm), Bend Campus
Certificate/Degree Seeking Students: registration will be available beginning May 8.
Non-Degree Seeking Students: registration will be available beginning May 15.
Certificate/Degree Seeking Students: registration will be available beginning July 17.
Non-Degree Seeking Students: registration will be available beginning September 11.
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.
Summer term classes begin June 24, 2013. Fall term classes begin September 30, 2013.
To help get you on track for success, think about these additional steps...
Apply 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 email@example.com or call 541-383-7500. We'll see you on campus!
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