Checklist For New Students

Application Steps

Step 1 - Appl for Admission
Step 2 - Apply for Financial Aid

Apply for financial aid - Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at

Step 3 - Submit an Immunization Form

Submit Immunization Form- All full time new students under the age of 30 must complete and  submit an Immunization Form to the Registration Office prior to  enrolling in classes. Please submit the form to the Registration and Records Office located on the first floor of the Administration Building (#1) . Click here to download/print the Immunization Form.

Step 4 - Placement Testing

Testing - Schedule the College Placement Test (Accuplacer) to assess your academic skills in English and Mathematics online today! View our web page for more information or contact the Testing Center at 732.255.0401.

Step 5 - Advising

Advising - If this is your first time attending Ocean County College, and you're going to be a Full Time Viking (12 credits or more) then you need to schedule an Orientation! Orientation is where you will register for courses. Find out more at

Have you been to Ocean before or plan to be a Part Time Viking (11 credits or less), and need help choosing courses? Meet with an Academic Advisor to discuss degree options and course scheduling. Just stop in the office, no appointment is necessary. Visit our web page for more information.

Step 6 - Register for Classes

Register for Classes - During Orientation- that is where the majority of Full Time Freshman Vikings meet with an advisor and register for courses. Part Time Vikings will initially need to register in person at the Registration and Records Office. Visiting Vikings from other institutions will receive an email with a registration form. They can complete that form with the course(s) they would like, and submit it to the Registration Office as instructed on the form.

Step 7 - Make Payment Arrangements

Make Payment Arrangements - Pay your balance in full online or in person in the Cashiers Office. You can also use the OCC tuition payment plan or the many other options available to students. Visit our web page for more information.

Step 8 - Get Your Student ID

Get Ready for Your Close-Up - Bring a copy of your schedule to our Security Office, Building #30 in Parking Lot 1, to get your official Viking Student ID.

Step 9 - Purchase Books

Purchase Books - Purchase your books at the Toms River campus bookstore or online on our website.

Thank you for choosing Ocean County College. We look forward to seeing you on campus!