Applying for admission to Oregon Coast Community College is fast, easy, and free. High school graduates or non-high school graduates 16 years or older, are eligible for admissions to Oregon Coast Community College.

In order to receive Title IV financial aid a student must be fully admitted to OCCC in an eligible program, meet the age of compulsory attendance in Oregon, and have a high school diploma or GED.

The Financial Aid Administrator shall be responsible for evaluating the validity of a student’s high school completion if the college or the United States Department of Education has reason to believe that the high school diploma is not valid or was not obtained from an entity that provides secondary school education.

Although OCCC has an open admissions policy, our limited entry programs (Aquarium Science, Medical Assisting, Nursing, and Nursing Assistant) have specific entrance requirements. Visit that program's web page to view their specific requirements.

The policy of OCCC is that all persons regardless of color, gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, creed, or disability have access to higher education. Students under 16 years of age may enroll in accordance with the Underage Student Admission Policy. Students desiring to appeal an admissions decision may pursue the Conflict Resolution (Student Grievance Procedure) Policy 835. Some programs may have specific admission policies and procedures. General admission to the college does not preclude students from course or program placement requirements.

Lack of English language skills will also not be a barrier to admission and participation in the College’s CTE programs.