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New Students Enrollment Steps

Plan Early! Research and apply for funding options and consider programs of study. Students should meet with educational advisers well in advance of registration to develop an educational plan.

If you are not a new student, see how to register.


Research and apply for funding options

  • Go to Financial Aid to apply aid and explore funding options. Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) immediately.
  • Military/Veterans Benefits

Complete the Accuplacer Assessment for Math and English

  • Arrive early to find parking and pay $20 (non-refundable) fee to the cashier. Payment receipt, SID, and photo ID are required to take Accuplacer. Special accommodations for testing: Access Services 360-475-7540 or 1-800-259-6718, Ext. 7540.

Attend a New Student Advising Session

  • Schedule an appointment to complete the Student Orientation to Advising and Registration (SOAR). Then meet with an advisor at any OC campus. Schedule appointment online or by calling the nearest OC campus.
    • OC Bremerton: 360-475-7530
    • OC Poulsbo: 360-394-2725
    • OC Shelton: 360-432-5400
  • Running Start students must contact the Running Start Office for orientation and advising: 360-475-7646.
  • Active Duty Military students and spouses should contact the Military Education Office for orientation and advising: 360-473-2821.
  • See additional information


    Pay Tuition and Fees

    • See how to pay including payment options and deadlines. Registration is not complete until tuition and fees are paid or payment arrangements are recorded at the Cashier’s Office.