Online Students
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Online Students

Begin Your Online Education at OCC

The possibilities are virtually unlimited!

Welcome! We are so pleased you have chosen to make OCC the school where you will pursue your educational journey online. Take classes at your convenience - anywhere and anytime.

OCC has online degree and certificate programs to jump-start your career or obtain transferable credits towards your four-year degree.

Check out these degree programs you can complete 100% online:

 

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 EMAIL

You will be prompted to log in to create a new password. Be sure to set up your SECURITY QUESTIONS - this will avoid having to call in to reset your password. Once logged in to MyOCC, sign in to Student Email to ACTIVATE your required OCC STUDENT EMAIL account. Check your Student email for important news & updates.

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STEP 3: NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION - ONLINE

Students new to OCC are required to complete the New Student Orientation before registration.  You must have an OCC ID and account to access the link. Go to MyOCC, log in, and select New Student Orientation. 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 under Financial Profile on MyOCC. Check for important deadlines.

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STEP 5: MANDATORY ENGLISH/MATH PLACEMENT

Unless a student has recent SAT/ACT scores or qualifies for one of the other exemptions, he/she MUST take OCC’s English placement test and then meet with a counselor to discuss the results.

English Second Language (ESL) students must take Duolingo for English placement.

Taking the math placement test - ALEKS - is only necessary if you DO NOT have recent SAT scores, now accepted for all math placement or transferable math credit.

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 testing before coming in!

NOTE: STEPS 1 - 5 SHOULD BE COMPLETED BEFORE YOU MEET WITH A COUNSELOR.

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STEP 7: REGISTER FOR AND SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE THE ONLINE LEARNING READINESS COURSE

*There is no cost for taking the Online Learning Readiness Course.

  1. Log into MyOCC, select the Student menu, and then click on “Online Learning Readiness Course (DIST1000)" under Pre-Registration.
  2. The course is available 24/7 on all devices. The average time to complete this self-paced course is 1.5 hours. Your completed activity will be saved, so you may exit the course and return at any time to complete it. To pass this course, you must complete each activity, score 75% or higher on each quiz, and fill out the course survey.
  3. Once you have reached the end of the course, you will see the Congratulations message with next steps on how to register for online or hybrid courses. Please wait 30 minutes before registering for online or hybrid courses.
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STEP 9: PAY YOUR BILL

You can pay via:

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STEP 10: GET YOUR RAIDER ONE CARD

Your official OCC Student ID can be picked up at the OCC Bookstore or mailed to you.

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STEP 11: BUY YOUR BOOKS

The Raider Bookstore provides competitive comparisons to get your books.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Enrollment Services
Phone 248.341.2280

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