Orange Coast College
Costa Mesa, CA, USA


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Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
  • Coed

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This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
2 Year
Campus Setting
Small city
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT Subject Tests
AP Course Credit
Dual Enrollment

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Test Optional
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
US States Represented
Countries Represented
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
$30k - $48k
$48k - $75k
$75k - $110k

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 714-432-5072
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.11 Average Rating
Orange coast college is a great college to attend If you are living in California..But when you are an out of state student It is like $200 a credit/unit compared to California Residency $20 a credit/unit. Just get your homework done and don't party too much because you can easily loose focus of school work being around OCC. If you plan to join any school activities or clubs I suggest that you do because just like any college, its always a great thing to meet new people.
Bill from Kenai, AK
Overall some tips for prospective students include:
- Take advantge of the variety of classes offered
- Explore classes for your major
- Plan out the classes that you want ahead of time because the classes fill up really quickly
- Ask teachers lots of questions...use the knowledge they have to offer
Jessica from Costa Mesa, CA
Park early. Sign up early. Classes fill pretty quick and it is hard to petition.
Sarah from Westminster, CA
Be sure to take your ACT test or SOAR test prior to application. Also apply online for classes ASAP the date they provide you with is the first day you can apply and that is the day you should only apply. Classes fill fast here so you got to be on top of things.
Jacob from Huntington Beach, CA
If you are out of high school, you do have to take into account that this is still a place of higher education, even if it is not a university. More is expected of you, and all the responsibility lies on your shoulders. Many classes are structured in a way where an absence can be very detrimental to your grade, and turning homework in late may not be an option. So realize that it is your choice to be here, and you shouldn't waste this opportunity.

General advice would be to keep dates constantly in mind, such as financial aid deadlines and registration dates. Register for classes as early as possible! They fill up fast, and I've seen the number of petitioners outnumber the amount of people in the class itself. If you are driving, arrive early because finding parking can be a drag. Overall, be responsible. Do not half-ass your work, pay close attention, and if you feel you need help take your OWN time to visit your professor. Procrastination does work for some; it certainly has for me. But be aware of your capabilities, and if you're not sure of what you are able to manage, it is better to be safe than sorry. Give yourself more time than necessary to do assignments and study until you understand how you function best.
Marat from Panorama City, CA
College is not any similar to High School!! So do all your homework and do well the first year of college. It should be the easiest semester. So if you don't want to stay behind do you best from the beginning so you don't have troubles trying to catch up the rhythm of studying well.
Domenica from Westminster, CA
when coming into occ you should know your goals and all the classes you need to take in order to get all you're credits to move on. know who your professors, and take the time to do well in all your classes. participate actively in your classes and always do your best.
Jasmine from Costa Mesa, CA

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