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Welcome to the Spring Semester

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Welcome to the spring 2021 semester!

Spring Quick Term courses begin March 2!

Spring Semester Activities

Relax and Recharge — Every Thursday, Starting January 28

  • Learn new ways to relax, reduce stress, and increase focus! Come, check it out, and give it a try! Join us on Thursdays (1/28 through 5/13*) at 11:00 – 11:30 a.m. on WebEx.
  • To sign up and receive WebEx information, please contact the Counseling Center at 732-255-0386 or email at counselingservices@ocean.edu. You can also access Relax and Recharge WebEx information on the OCC app under ‘Events’.

*No session during Spring Break

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Social Justice Series

The series includes topics on race, hunger, immigration, environmental change, gender and LGBTQ concerns, and much more, through film series, panel discussions, theatre, dance, and poetry events.

  • The Landscape of Higher Education in Prisons — Tuesday, February 16 at 9:30 a.m.
  • Juvenile Justice – Realizing Full Potential — Tuesday, February 23 at 12:30 p.m.
  • Ashani Mufuko – Dance Economic Lecture — Wednesday, March 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Visit the Social Justice Series page to learn more!

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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 hub@ocean.edu 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)
    • Based on the course and the filter used, there may be multiple pages
  • Click “register” below the course you would like to enroll in. After registering, the course will be displayed in green and added to the calendar view on 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.

Spring 2021 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.

Payment Plan Steps:

  • Sign in to Ocean Connect
  • Click on Student Finance and select Make a Payment
  • Click the Payment link at the top
  • Select Enroll Today
  • Select Proceed to Processor

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).

Scholarships
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 scholarships.

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 library offers remote services which allow students and college employees to access many of the Library services from anywhere with your Ocean log in.

Textbooks and electronic course materials are included in the total cost of tuition.  Through The First Day® Complete Program, your books will be delivered to you and you won’t have to pay for books at the start of the semester!

Visit the OCC Bookstore page to learn more.

Bookstore Extended Hours:

  • 1/25, 1/26, 1/27, 1/28
    • 10am-6pm
  • 1/29
    • 10am-4pm
  • 1/30
    • 10am-2pm

 

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.

Stay Connected

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Books and Tuition

Textbooks and electronic course materials are included in the total cost of tuition!

Visit the OCC Bookstore page to learn more.

OCC App

Download the Ocean County College app! Explore everything OCC offers; keep track of important dates, engage with other students, and access campus services and resources, all from your smartphone or tablet!

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