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College Options

Choosing the best type of school for you:

  • What are your career goals?
  • What does your academic record look like?
  • What's your learning style?
  • What do you want out of your college experience?
  • What is your financial situation?

To attend any 4-year, students should aim:

  • To follow the A-G requirements when selecting high school courses
  • To get great grades all four years (D's are not accepted by most four year colleges)
  • Be involved and find something you love to do! (clubs, community service, art courses, athletics etc.)

Local Options

OCC Dual Enrollment

Dual Enrollment at Orange Coast College offers current high school students the opportunity to earn college credit and get a head start on their education and career goals. High school students, in grades 9-12, can take classes at OCC and earn units towards a degree (Certificate or Associate's) or can be transferred to other colleges/universities. Best of all, high school students do not have to pay the per unit enrollment fee. 

Applying to College.

Common Application

This is an application in which the student creates one account for multiple out of state/private schools. This is the fastest, easiest, and sometimes only way to apply to certain schools.
Create an account 

Writing Requirements for College Applications

College applications are a way for admissions representatives to evaluate if you are the kind of student that will thrive in their environment, but grades, test scores, and even lists of extracurricular activities do not give them a full picture of who you are as a student.

Make sure you work with teachers, school staff, and other mentors to fine tune your writing before you submit. Come in to the College and Career Center for additional support!

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