First Time College Student - Getting Started Steps

Welcome! We're happy you're here. Getting started at COCC is easy and we're here to help you succeed! Just follow these steps and you'll be on the path to a great education.

Have questions? Watch an overview of your enrollment steps or sign up for an optional Getting Started Appointment where an Admissions Coordinator will support you through the COCC enrollment process. (Important: this is not academic advising & you will not be registering for classes at this appointment).

1  Apply for Admission

 Complete your COCC application and pay the $25 non-refundable application fee.

2  Activate your Account

Set up your COCC account by resetting your password and enrolling in Duo Security.

3  View Bobcat Welcome

Bobcat Welcome is an online introduction and takes approximately 30-45 minutes to complete.

4  Explore How to Pay for College

Every student needs a plan to pay for college. Learn about tuition and fees, scholarships, and other payment options. Financial help is available, but you have to start early.

5   Provide Placement Information

After you are admitted and have your student ID number, then you are ready for placement.
Have college credits or AP, IB, or CLEP test scores?

6  Advising and Registration

Once you have completed placement, sign up for an Advising and Registration appointment. Here you will meet with an advisor and register for classes.
7  Attend Bobcat Orientation
 Start your classes with confidence. Get everything you need before the first day of class.

For assistance, please contact Admissions and Records at or 541-383-7500.