First Time College Students, Including Graduating HS Seniors

In order to get priority registration and get in the classes you need to do the following: 

  1. Submit an application online using OpenCCC ,
  2. Take the online orientation ,
  3. take the college assessments for English or Math (it is recommended to take both assessments), and
  4. create an educational plan in Student Planning and register for COUNS 095 to receive academic advising/educational planning beforeyou enroll in classes. 

Once you complete online orientation, English or math assessment, and plan your courses on Student Planning, you will be able to register for classes before students who have not completed these steps.  Online orientation and assessment should be completed in the term prior to when you intend to start taking college classes, so it is important to submit your application for the correct term. 

For example, if you intend to start classes in summer or fall 2017, you should apply for spring 2017 so that you may take assessments and complete the COUN 095 class in preparation for selecting your spring schedule.

We recommend that you view and/or print our comprehensive  Enrollment Guide for New Students  for details of each step that new students must complete.  These steps include:

After you apply you will be issued a permanent student ID# and will be granted access to log in to our InSite portal, which houses Student Planning and InSite (both part of the registration system) and your college issued email address. This InSite email address will be the primary method of contact and notifications from the college, so you will want to log in as soon as you are granted access.

When selecting your schedule, make sure to note any course prerequisites . They are courses you must pass prior to registering the desired course. You should submit your prerequisite form and proof to Admissions and Records at least 3 business days prior to your registration date to avoid registration delays.
There are other steps and services that may serve you and should be explored:

  • Apply for Financial Aid and the Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOG)
  • Apply for Extended Opportunity Program and Services ( EOPS )

When you have read the Enrollment Guide , visit  OpenCCC  to get started with your application.