Registration Instructions

Students walking on campus


Registration calendar for the upcoming semester


Students can register in person, in the Registration & Records Office. Many students may register on My Ocean if they have met the grade point average and academic program criteria.

Restrictions to online registration.


Currently Attending Ocean County College Student

Planning and Registration Guidelines for Current Students.

New Student

New students must complete an application for admission and register during a scheduled Orientation. New students will be contacted regarding scheduling an orientation date, during which they will register for classes. Part time new students can register themselves, in the Registration and Records Office. Part time students do not require advising, but it is available if the student wishes, in the Advising Office.

E-learning Student

Students who wish to pursue their complete degree online at Ocean County College can get started by contacting an admissions rep at 855.220.4856 or submiting our Request Information Form.

Visiting or Non-Degree Students

Students from other colleges and universities or individuals pursuing new interests may register for courses at OCC.

Visiting or Non-Degree students do not have to prove that they have taken the prerequisite(s) required for a particular course.  Visiting students accept responsibility for the transferability of courses.

Visiting or Non-Degree students will be given access to register online through the following steps:

  1. Complete an Application for Admission by applying online.
  2. When asked to indicate your anticipated Enrollment Status, answer Visiting Student (currently attending another College/University) or Non-Degree.
  3. Visiting students must prove that they are current, valid students.  Please use your school-issued e-mail account to send a copy of your unofficial transcript to
  1. Once you are informed you have access to register online, you will use your school-issued Ocean Connect account to register for classes (You are limited to 11 credits before you must declare a degree). Review Online Registration Instructions before registering.

Dropping Courses

Once the semester begins, there will be a brief Drop/Add period, when you may adjust your schedule, with appropriate permission. Be very careful to note the refund dates printed on your bill/schedule. Also, note no registration of any kind can or will be accepted after the 50% refund period ends on the Attendance Census Date for each session. Courses must be dropped before the semester begins to be relieved of the financial obligation.

Dropping or Withdrawing from Courses

Prior to the first day of the semester: Students who have access to register Online can withdraw online. Students who do not have access to register on line need to submit an official Add/Drop form to the Registration and Records Office. No Instructor signature needed. 100% Refund is given.

First day of the Semester until the Census Date: No student can drop Online. All students must submit an official Add/Drop form to the Registration and Records Office. No Instructor signature is needed. 50% Refund is given.

After the Census Date: Students can either Withdraw Online or submit an official Add/Drop form to the Registration and Records Office. Instructor’s signature and last date of attendance is required. 0% Refund is given.

Students are unable to withdraw from courses after the Withdrawal Deadline. Students who withdraw after the attendance census date are still financially responsible to the college for all tuition and fees subject to the applicable refund percentage. Failing to attend class will not relieve you of your financial responsibility, even if you have not paid your bill.

Students taking Online courses who do not live in the area Prior to the first day of the semester through the Census Date: Fax your written request for withdrawal that includes your Name, Address, Phone Number, Email Address, Student ID Number, Term, (and for each course), Course Number(s) with Title(s), and Section Number(s).

FAX: 732.864.3849
ATTN: Course Withdrawal

After the Census: Students can withdraw Online.


Note that payment is due upon registration; you should be prepared to pay over the phone via credit card, by calling the Cashiers Office at 732.255.0324.

Payment can be made by cash, check, OR credit card.

Students who do not pay their tuition bills may be dropped for non-payment.

Currently attending students who registered through their Ocean Connect  account can pay online.

To pay by phone or ask questions about payment contact us at 732.255.0324.


Questions about registration can be directed to us at 732.255.0304.

Questions about payment can be directed to us at 732.255.0324.