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Classes and Services FAQ

There will be three different ways that courses will be offered for the Fall 2021 semester:

Face-to-Face (On-campus classes will meet in person at the Toms River Campus):

  • In order to provide flexibility for students, equipment is being installed that may allow students the option of attending remotely. The guidelines will be established at the start of class by each faculty member.
  • All CDC and NJ DOH guidelines will be enforced during the onsite meetings.
  • The designated location for these sections is “Ocean County College Campus” on the schedule.

Remote (Remote courses will be conducted at scheduled days and times via Web-Ex with no in person meetings):

  • Students taking Remote classes will experience the convenience of taking a class from home, while still benefitting from personal engagement and support from their professors. Students enrolled in Remote sections should be available to meet with their classes online at designated class times. In addition, Professors may tape lectures and allow students to view them at times convenient for them. Professors will hold weekly office hours over the internet during which students can have live, video, one-on-one sessions with their professor to ask questions, discuss issues, and talk about their assignments. Students will use the Canvas learning platform while enrolled in Remote classes to post their assignments.
  • Sections are listed as “Remote” on the schedule.
Online (Online courses will be conducted fully online with no scheduled meeting times):
  • All course material will be delivered asynchronously (see the definition below).
  • Sections are indicated on the schedule by the location being listed as “Online”.

Definition: Asynchronous communication is when the communication does not take place in real-time. OCC uses the Canvas learning platform that allows the student to post their assignments, participate in discussions, and interact with their professors.


Below are answers to questions that many students may have. Click on the “+” sign to see the answers. Should you have any additional questions, please call or email the HUB:

Phone: 732-255-0482

You can choose your own classes and register through Student Planning. Visit our Student Planning resource and help page for more information.

If you need assistance, complete the New Student Advising & Registration Form. An Advisor will build your schedule for you and complete your registration based on your major and preferences. You will receive a confirmation e-mail and phone call after it is processed.

Contact the HUB for assistance,, 732.255.0482.

Starting in Fall 2021, OCC will allow students to register for college-level Math and English without providing Accuplacer or other test scores.

Please review the information that describes OCC’s college-level Math and English courses.

Should you have questions, please contact OCC’s Advising Department at or 732 255 0300.

Please Note: NJ STARS and Veteran funded students as these programs require a standardized test for placement. NJ STARS students can contact NJ STARS Coordinator Jennifer Kipp at with questions. Student Veterans can contact Advisor Deeanne Gatta-Salter at

Yes, we will absolutely consider AP test scores. Students should send results directly from the College Board to the Registration & Records Office at A listing of accepted exams and scores can be found in Policy #5128.

OCC remains committed to providing reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. New students should complete the intake form at

For more information view the Disability Services webpage.

Yes, student services in areas such as the HUB, Registration, Advising, Career, Counseling, Disabilities Services, the EOF program, Financial Aid and Scholarships, the Library, Testing, Tutoring, Student Support Services, Student Life, and Veterans Services are available during business hours.

For more information on each service visit our Student Services page.

No. Remote lab sections will not require the purchase of a lab kit, however, some online labs will require the purchase of a lab kit.

While we are all eager to return to campus, a measured and gradual approach must be taken to ensure the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff. Given the continued complexities of COVID-19, the College will offer most Spring 2021 semester for-credit and non-credit courses online or remotely.

At this time State regulations permit very limited on-campus instruction under strict socially distant conditions. This Spring Semester we will offer on-campus instruction in areas such as Nursing and the lab portion of some Science courses. In addition, the lab meetings of some courses that require hands-on components such as, Criminal Justice and the Arts will be offered in person.

Classes will be available in Canvas which can be accessed through Ocean Connect under “My Courses”. Canvas is a cloud-based online learning management system that organizes classes, making course content, assignments, and grades easily accessible to students. View our online orientation to Canvas.

Please note, classes will not show up in Canvas until the semester starts. Students are encouraged to monitor their OCC email account closely and view existing Canvas tutorials.

Ocean County College is committed to maintaining the transferability and integrity of your courses. To that end, all students will be assigned grades in their courses.

Students can access their OCC email through Ocean Connect. Go to and click “My Ocean” then “Ocean Connect” and log in and then click “OCC Email”. Visit our resource page for login issues with Ocean Connect.

Please note: Students do not have an Ocean email account until you are registered for classes.

Ocean County College is providing loaner Chromebooks and there are a number of community resources available for internet access. Please contact the HUB at to request a loaner Chromebook. Visit the COVID-19 Information page for internet access options.

Current students are able to register online through Student Planning. Visit our Student Planning resource and help page for more information.

Current students can also schedule a virtual appointment with an Academic Advisor.

Visit our Academic Advising webpage for more services and details.

Students can view their financial aid through the Ocean Connect “Student Financial Aid” link. Students are encouraged to check OCC email for important messages from the Financial Aid Office.

Most Financial Aid questions can be answered by the HUB. To reach the HUB call 732.255.0482 or email

Visit our Financial Aid page for more details.

Student Life will continue to offer an array of clubs and activities virtually through our Ocean County College App. Check out our Student Life page for more information.

Be sure to download the Ocean County College App to stay connected virtually!

Current OCC students can make an appointment through the Tutoring Services webpage.

Students can request an official transcript for a small fee by completing a request through the National Student Clearinghouse.

Students can also print a copy of their unofficial transcript for free through Student Planning.

For a listing of available resources and assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic visit our Coronavirus Information Page and view the list of resources along the sidebar.

Reach out to us directly at or call 732.255.0482 and we will get back to you!

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Tutoring is Available Remotely

The Tutoring Center offers support through synchronous (one-on-one virtual sessions) and asynchronous (students submit their work and await tutor feedback) for math and writing services. General tutoring sessions are all virtual via web conference. To find out more or schedule a session:

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