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Now Is the Best Time to Register for Classes at OCC

All student services offices are open to assist you in person! The HUB, Advising, Financial Aid, Registration and Records, Disability Services, Student Support Services, Counseling Center, EOF/C4AE, Tutoring Center, and Testing Center are operating during their standard hours! For office hours visit our College Hours page.

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You can select your courses and register online for Fall 2024 Term starting March 26th. Check out the Search for Courses page to see the following course offerings in the terms below:

Spring 2024

  • 2024 Accelerated Two starts on 03/25/2024

Fall 2024

  • 2024 Fall Term starts on 09/04/2024
  • 2024 Accelerated Five starts on 09/04/2024
  • 2024 Fall Quick Term starts on 10/09/2024
  • 2024 Accelerated Six starts on 10/28/2024

Please note: high school students taking college credits while in school can visit our Early College page to find out more information.

Registration and Academic Calendar

To get started, please select your student type from the following choices:

How do I register for my first semester?

Step One: Apply to OCC at Visit or call THE HUB for more information [Building #9 or 732.255.0482]

Step Two: Choose the registration option that works best for you:

Option One: Select your courses and register using Student Planning

  • Log into Ocean Connect
  • Choose the Student Planning tab
  • Plan your courses, create your schedule, register & make payment arrangements

 Need Help? Follow Step-by-Step instructions or visit the Advising Videos Playlist for video tutorials on how to plan and register.

 Option Two: Submit a New Student Registration Form

 Take a short survey about your major and scheduling preferences

  • An advisor will review your responses and create a schedule for you
  • The advisor will also provide you with a full academic plan for degree completion
  • You can make any changes to this schedule prior to the start of the Fall 2024 semester

 Option Three: Meet with an Academic Advisor

  • Meet with an advisor to discuss your major and create a full academic plan
  • Create a schedule and register for Fall 2024
  • New Student Advising will be held on walk-in basis in Building #9, the Student Enrollment Building:
    • Mondays 9:00-5:00
    • Tuesdays 9:00-5:00
    • Wednesdays 9:00-6:00
    • Thursdays 9:00-5:00

What do I need to send to OCC?

  • Students who plan to take pre-calculus/calculus must contact their high school to request a transcript and email to to request higher-level math evaluation.
  • Do you have AP Scores or Credits from another institution? Send AP scores directly through College Board or send official transcripts to
  • Select your courses and register using Student Planning using these Step-by-Step instructions (PDF).
  • Visit our Advising Videos Playlist for video tutorials on how to plan and register for your next semester.
  • Need help? Contact your assigned advisor.
    • To locate your assigned advisor follow the steps below:
      1. Log into Ocean Connect
      2. Go to Student Planning
      3. Select “Plan & Schedule”
      4. Click the “Advising” tab
  • Having trouble locating your advisor?
  • Apply to OCC
  • Submit Transcripts: Students transferring credits from another institution should arrange for official transcripts to be sent to the Office of Registration & Records for evaluation. Once transcript evaluation is completed, you will be informed which courses have been accepted for transfer towards an OCC degree.
  • Select your courses and register using Student Planning by following these Step-by-Step instructions (PDF).
  • Visit our Advising Videos Playlist for video tutorials on how to plan and register for your next semester.
  • Meet with an Academic Advisor for additional help:

Visiting students are students currently enrolled at another institution. These students take classes at OCC to transfer back to their home institution.

Non-Degree students are students not pursuing a degree or certificate at OCC, but are taking classes for reasons such as completing prerequisites or personal enrichment.

*Visiting and Non-degree students do not need to demonstrate college readiness or have prerequisite courses in order to register at OCC.

Students that have Ocean County College-issued Chromebooks, and are continuing their remote education in one of the Spring 2023 terms, are permitted to continue using the laptop to access their courses.

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