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Registration Advising begins October 31!

Follow these steps to register for Spring classes:

Step One: View your degree audit in Student Planning to determine which classes you need.  You can access Student Planning by logging into Ocean Connect and clicking the Student Planning tab.

Create a course plan in Student Planning by adding courses and course sections to your Spring plan.      

Step Two: Contact your advisor to set up a time for advising and review your course plan with your advisor. (e-Learning students, please email elearningadv@ocean.edu for information and to make an appointment for advising.)

Need help finding your assigned advisor? You can locate your assigned advisor by logging into Ocean Connect and viewing your Academic Profile in Web Advisor. The Advising Office can also help! Stop by the Advising Office 8-8 Monday-Thursday and 8-5 Friday, or give us a call at 732 255-0300.

Step Three: Register and pay for your classes.  Registration opens November 15 for all current students.

Course Schedule

  • View the schedule of courses on Ocean Connect.
  • Many of our courses are held at off campus sites. Be sure to check the location of the course. Select INET as the location to search for online courses. For more information visit the E-learning page.
  • View course descriptions in the college catalog.

Registration
What kind of student are you?

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 submitting 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 registrar@ocean.edu.
  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.
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Jump Start student
High school Jump Start students must re-submit the OCC Admissions “green” form and register in person every semester.

Special Registration

Special Registration is available for members of Workforce Development, and Senior (65 and over) students.

Special Registration takes place on the day before the beginning of each semester in the Registration & Records Office.

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.  Students living in the area can complete a drop form in the Registration and Records Office.  Students living out of the area can fax a letter requesting they be dropped from their specific courses to the Registration and Records Office.  This letter must be signed by the student and include the student’s id number, address, telephone number, and email address;  term, course number, section, course title, of all courses which you would like to be dropped from. 

Withdrawing from Courses
Students may withdraw from their classes during the semester.  An official Add/Drop form must be submitted to the Registration and Records Office.  Before the attendance census date students do not need a signature from the instructor on the Add/Drop form to withdraw from their classes.  After the attendance census date students are required to obtain the signature from the instructor to withdraw from their class.  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.

Payment
Payment is due at registration and 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.

IRS 1098-T Form
The Tax Reform Act of 1997 provided taxpayers/students with Hope Scholarship and Lifetime Learning tax credit opportunities. As part of that act, the college sends the student and the IRS Form 1098-T in late January every year. 

View 1098-T Information Sheet

Questions
Questions about registration can be directed to us at 732.255.0304.
Questions about payment can be directed to us at 732.255.0324.

Registration Office Hours are:  
Monday thru Thursday 8am-8pm
Friday 8am-5pm

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