New Full-Time Students

Accepted student

Students are considered full-time when enrolled in 12 or more credits.

  • Many students need to be full-time in order to qualify for insurance, athletic eligibility, or financial aid.
  • To graduate in two years, you should enroll in 16 credits per semester or be prepared to take courses in the summer or winter terms.
  • When full-time students drop below 12 credits, they are then considered part-time. 

How Do I Register for Classes?

New full time students will register for their first semester at the New Student Orientation.

What is Ocean Connect?

See Ocean Connect to learn more.

Tips for Making Your Schedule

Design your class schedule based on your individual needs and learning styles.

Have a balance between school, work, and other responsibilities.

Allow yourself plenty of time outside of class to complete assignments. Remember, for every one hour you spend in class, you should allow at least two hours of study time.

You may choose classes that are held during the day, evening or weekend. Classes are offered Monday – Friday from 8:00 am to 10:45 pm.  Weekend classes are held on Saturdays from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Classes are also offered at 9 off-campus sites throughout Ocean County and at OCC's Southern Education Center in Manahawkin.