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Enrollment Services

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Before you Register for Classes:

▢ Choose a Degree or Certificate

▢ Apply for Financial Aid

Do this early! Deadlines are important.

▢ Complete/Submit the Admission Application

▢ Determine English/Math Placement

  • Your placement for English and math classes generally takes place at the time of Admission.
    • Placement is determined by taking an assessment test called ACCUPLACER, OR
    • By submitting documentation that exempts you from taking the ACCUPLACER.
  • It is important to prepare for the Placement Test. Visit Testing and Assessment Services for information and sample questions.

▢ Attend Advising

This is an opportunity to discuss your placement scores, determine the classes you need to take to meet your academic/career goals, and obtain vital information about your next steps.

Register for Classes

  • You are ready to register for classes after you attend an advising session.
  • New students register during open enrollment – see Registration Chart in class schedule or go to: /es/documents/registration-chart.pdf

After you Register for Classes: 

▢ Get Your EdPass, Bus Pass, and/or Parking Permit

  • Your EdPass is your college ID, and is needed to access some services and buildings on campus.
  • If you drive to campus, a free parking permit is needed.
  • An ORCA enhanced EdPass is available for those who wish to take the bus.

▢ Activate EdMail

  • You are assigned a college EdMail (email) account within 3 days after you register for your first class.
  • You are required to use it. It is the way we officially communicate with you.