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Admission Requirements

Apply Now! You can submit an application online anytime. Just visit our website here. OCC is a California Community College, and as such, is open to everyone, so long as they meet at least one of these requirements:
- High school graduation.
- Certificate of Proficiency or a G.E.D. from the State of California.
- Attainment of 18 years of age and who, in the judgment of college officials, is capable of profiting from instruction at our college.
- Enrollment in the 11th or 12th grade and recommendation for advanced academic or vocational college level study.

Students enrolled in the 11th or 12th grade,  must have an Early Start Petition form, signed by the principal or the designee of their school, recommending the specific course or courses.

If you have any questions about the application process, or are having trouble submitting your application online, we recommend that you call our Answer Center (714) 432-5772 or visit the help desk on the first floor of Watson Hall for assistance.   

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