Returning Student Information 

Returning student are not required to meet with a Student Success Advisor when they return to OCCC.

Readmittance to OCCC

Since it has been at least 12 months since a returning student has taken classes, the returning student will need to make sure their account has not been deactivated at OCCC.  If it has been deactivated they will need to be readmitted to OCCC through our Records Services Office.  Once your Readmission Form has been processed you will receive and email to your OCCC student email account.  For more information about the readmission process please visit Record Services.  

Student Success Advisors can assist Returning Students with:

  • Individualized academic advising/Developing an academic plan (i.e. courses needed to take in sequence to progress toward graduation)
  • Changing a major
  • Evaluation of degree program
  • Career Assessment and Planning
  • Academic problems/referrals for assistance
  • Enrollment approval (if needed)

Registering for Courses

Returning student are not required to meet with a Student Success Advisor when they return.  Returning Students can register for classes by completing any of the following methods:

  • Register in person at OCCC:
    • Meet with a Student Success Advisor if there are any enollment issues
      • Schedule an appointment with a Student Success Advisor.  Log in to the system and follow these steps:
        • Choose your Student Success Advisor
        • When prompted, choose your appointment type (reason for the appointment)
        • Choose an open appointment time
        • Check your OCCC email for a confirmation message
        • Having issues?  For scheduling assistance call 405-682-7849
    • Go directly to Registration Tunnel if you already know which classes you need to register for.
  • Register from home:
    • Using the student planning software located in the student's OCCC Portal (located under the Self-Service for students tab).
    • Your OCCC Portal username is: firstname.middleinitial.lastname, your password is the last six digits of your social security number
    • If you need assistance with learning to navigate your Student Planning Account please try viewing the following video tutorial or reading this Student Planning Registration PDF.

Registration tips:

  • Planning is crucial to your success
  • Registration begins approximately the 8th week of the semester Fall (October) for spring classes and in Spring (March) for summer/fall courses.
  • Register early to get the courses you need (all courses are not offered every semester) 
  • Don’t settle for courses that are not convenient for your schedule
  • Use Student Planning and Registration to review your degree progress and enroll (if eligible)

Academic Support:

  • Get help early when your are having academic and/or personal issues
  • Don’t be afraid to ask your professor for help
  • Make an appointment with your Student Success Advisor to go over resources that are available on campus or check out our Student Resource page.
  • Check out the VLC for information on effective study habits, time management etc.
  • If you are having personal issues, OCCC has two Licensed Counselors available to meet with students. To schedule an appointment with a Licensed Counselor in Student Support Services at 405-682-7520