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Classes and Services FAQ

Face-to-Face (On-campus classes meet in person on the Toms River Campus and OCC Manahawkin):

  • 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.
Online (Online courses are 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.

Hybrid (HB)

  • Hybrid classes meet once a week for classroom instructions according to the published schedule.
  • The remaining portion of teaching and learning will take place online every week asynchronously.
    • The online portion of the course may include video lectures, online discussions and/or online activities.

 Video Connected (VC)

  • Classes have multiple meeting locations.
  • You will attend each class meeting in person during the class time and at the class location you register for.
  • The instructor will be live at one of the locations for each class meeting, and you will participate either live or by video for each class.

HyFlex (HF) are highly flexible classes.

  • The Instructor teaches from the classroom at the scheduled time.
  • Students may attend either in person on campus or log into the class from any location.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Covid-19 information and policies can be viewed on the Returning In-Person to Campus page.

Tutoring is Available

The Tutoring Center offers support through one-on-one, group, synchronous (one-on-one virtual sessions) and asynchronous (students submit their work and await tutor feedback) for STEM and Writing services. To find out more or schedule a session:

General Tutoring Center

STEM Center

Writing Center

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