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Welcome to the Fall Semester

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Welcome to the Fall 2020 semester!

The first day of classes is Tuesday, September 8!  We are here to help you find the resources you need to be successful.

New Student Launch

New students are invited to participate in Student Life’s New Student Launch, hosted by Student Life. Topics covered within this program: introduction to online courses, what professors expect from you, how to get your textbooks, how to get involved,  transfer services, and more.

When you finish the program, you will be mailed a prize packet including a New Student Launch t-shirt and other giveaways.

This self-paced event will be held virtually as a Canvas Course, students self- enroll and participate online.

Enrollment Services

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The HUB is available via phone and email during regular business hours to help you with financial aid, registration, academic advising appointments, and much more! Access The HUB, One Stop Express Services online, or contact the HUB at or 732-255-0482.

After the start of the semester, students can add and drop courses through Student Planning up until the Census date.

Adding a Course

  • Ocean Connect>Student Planning
  • Go to “Review My Progress”
    • Search for Courses found in your specified degree
    • Add each course to plan for the term you want to register for
  • Go to “Plan & Schedule”
  • Use the scroll bars (<, >) to select the specific term
  • Filter your availability on the top (all of these courses are planned- they are in yellow)
    • Depending on the course, there may be more than one page, or depending on the filter many pages
  • Click “register” below the specified course you want, it will then show up green and on the calendar view to the right

Dropping a Course

  • Ocean Connect>Student Planning
  • Go to “Plan & Schedule”
  • Use the scroll bars (<, >) to select the specific term
  • One side of the page will list your registered classes (they will appear in green)
  • Below each course there is a button that says “Drop”
  • Click the “Drop” button to remove the courses from your schedule

You can check the Academic & Registration Calendar for important semester related dates, such as the add/drop deadline, the semester start/end dates, and holidays.

Disability Services provides reasonable academic accommodations for eligible students with disabilities. Students requesting accommodations must contact the office to initiate a request for services and receive an official accommodation plan for each academic semester.

Payment Plans
Ocean County College offers a payment plan that divides the tuition and fee payments into equal installments, after pending financial aid and scholarships are considered and the initial deposit.

Tuition Payment Plans are available online by logging into your Ocean Connect account then clicking Financial Information > Student Finance > Pay for Registration. You can also make payments through The Hub. Learn more about payment plan deadlines on the After You Register page.

Financial Aid
Financial Aid helps students pay for college through a variety of scholarships, grants, and loans. To qualify Federal or State aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The OCC College Foundation, as well as local and national organizations and foundations, offers students scholarships based on various criteria and eligibility. The OCC Foundation Scholarship is awarded per semester to multiple recipients. Visit the Foundation Scholarship page to apply for the Foundation Scholarship and others.

Services to Help You Succeed

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Advising and Transfer Services are available to assist students with understanding degree requirements, transfer, and create plans that help achieve academic goals.

The Counseling Center provides professional and evidence-based counseling services and programming to assist students through challenging times.  A number of supports and resources are available through the Counseling Center including our weekly Relax and Recharge sessions.  Visit our web page for more information about the array of services and resources we offer.

The OCC Library offers a variety of services to students to help with coursework and assignments, including online articles, journals, and research guides. Additionally, the OCC Library has remote services such as Library chat, which allows you to access many of the Library services from anywhere with your Ocean log in.

Starting this semester, OCC has bundled books and electronic course materials into the total cost of tuition. Through The First Day® Complete Program, your books will be delivered to you immediately and you won’t have to pay for books at the start of the semester!

Visit the OCC Bookstore page to learn more.

The OCC Tutoring Center provides academic support in a wide variety of subjects to help you succeed in your classes.  The center is operating remotely, offering General Tutoring Services, Writing Services, and Mathematics Services to students throughout the semester.

Technology and Support

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Ocean Connect is your online portal to everything OCC.  Ocean Connect allows you to register, check grades, pay a bill, view financial aid status, complete coursework, and access your OCC email among many other things.

Visit our Ocean Connect page to learn more.

Canvas is OCC’s Learning Management System (LMS), meaning this is your virtual classroom for your online and hybrid courses. Access to Canvas is through Ocean Connect under the “My Classes” link.  This orientation is designed to teach you the basics of Canvas and prepare you for your classes at OCC.  Students may also wish to download the Canvas App on their smartphones or tablets to stay up to date with their coursework from anywhere.

Student Planning is an online resource that provides students and advisors the tools they need to plan and track progress toward degree completion as well as add and drop courses.  This page provides resources and tutorials for you to learn how to plan courses for graduation, register for courses, and see how your credits may fit into a different degree program.

The Ocean County College app puts your campus in one convenient location. Through the app, you can explore everything OCC offers; keep track of dates important to you, and access campus services and resources, all from your smartphone or tablet.  This semester, the App will certainly be the place to be to get the full student experience and engage with other students.  Download it today!

The IT Department provides 24/7 phone support for faculty, staff, and students. Students can call 1-844-344-3113 to reach the Student IT Help Desk during business hours, or  1-866-861-1122  after hours.

Learn more about IT support at OCC.

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