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New Students Steps for Enrollment - Admissions and Records

A new student is any student that has not attended or applied to Ohlone College before. That includes taking classes or applying for admission through consortium programs. If you have ever applied to Ohlone College or taken a class through a program receiving credit through Ohlone College, please go to the instructions for Former Students. High school students that are not graduating should use the instructions for Dual Enrollment.

Students that previously enrolled at Ohlone College as dual enrolled high school students should apply as New Students if attending Ohlone after high school graduation.

Step 1

Apply online through the California Community College Application OpenCCC Apply. Follow the link above to OpenCCC Apply and sign in if you have an account.

If you have never applied through OpenCCC Apply to any California community college, you will need to create an account before you can apply

You will see the Start A New Application option after you have signed in or created your account – select that option, pick your term, then complete and submit your application

Step 2

Wait for your confirmation email from Admissions with your student 7 digit Ohlone student ID number and instructions on your next step. You should receive the confirmation email in one to two business days.

In some cases, we may need to request additional information in order to complete your application and send you a student ID number. If you receive an email asking you for additional documents, please bring the requested information to the Fremont or Newark campus Admissions Office.

Step 3

Sign up for your student email and WebAdvisor accounts once you receive your Ohlone student ID number. WebAdvisor account information and instructions and student email account sign up.

Step 4

Complete placement testing or meet with a counselor to clear your placement requirements. You can find information on taking a placement test or receiving a test waiver at our Placement Center.

If you cleared course requirements at another institution, you can find information on prerequisite clearance.

Additional resources for test preparation can be found at EdReady for Ohlone Test scores can be viewed through your WebAdvisor account.

Step 5

Complete New Student Orientation is mandatory for all new Ohlone students in Fall or Spring terms. Orientation can be done in person or online.

Students attending only for the Summer session are not required to complete orientation.

Some students may be exempt from orientation requirements. You can find information on requesting an orientation exemption.

Step 6

Register for classes. First visit the Registration Readiness Dashboard in your WebAdvisor account. You can find the option when you log in to the Students menu. It will display any holds on your registration. For help with the registration readiness dashboard, please see this tutorial video

Next, check your registration date at When Do I Register?

If you aren’t able to register yet, you can still pre-select your classes ahead of time. This means the classes will be saved in your preferred sections, ready to go on your registration date. For more information on pre-selecting your classes and registering for classes, please see How Do I Register?

If a class is full when you attempt to register, you can waitlist instead. More information on waitlisting.

Step 7

Pay for your classes. Payment is due at the time of registration. As a courtesy, we allow up to five (5) days for you to make payment after registering. If payment is not received within that time, you may be dropped for non-payment.

You can make payment online using the Pay on My Account option in WebAdvisor, or at the Cashier's Office on Fremont Campus. You can find payment information.

To better understand your tuition and fees, please go to Fees.

Please note, if you choose not to take a class, it is your responsibility to drop that class. Do not rely on being dropped for non-payment to end your registration.

Step 8

Get ready for your classes. Verify your registration through the My Class Schedule link in the WebAdvisor Student menu. Here, you can view the classes you are registered for in each term. There is a link to view your required textbooks as well if the instructor makes that information available prior to the start of class.

If you want to change your schedule, you can find instructions for adding and dropping classes.

Please be aware that for full term classes, you cannot make changes to your schedule after the census date. You can find the census on the Academic Calendar.

For short term classes, you will need to check with your instructor or with Admissions and Records for the last day to add or drop a short term course. In most cases, the last day to make a change to a short term class on your schedule is the first day of the class term.

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