First Time College Student

You are a First Time College Student if you will be a High School/ GED graduate, or are an adult with no prior college experience. 
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.

1   Apply for Admissions

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

2   Activate your Account

Set up your COCC account by resetting your password.

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   Attend Bobcat Advising and Registration

Once you have made a reservation for placement, sign up for your Bobcat 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.