Getting started at Clackamas Community College‚Ä®

Welcome to CCC! We’re glad you’re here. Clackamas Community College has an open-door general admission policy, which means if you want to earn your education through us, we’re glad to have you.


Step 01

Apply to CCC

Go to our Apply page. Once you receive your myClackamas login information (sent to your Gmail, Yahoo, etc.), log in to your myClackamas account frequently - it is CCC’s primary means of communicating with students!

When: SIX MONTHS before start of term

Step 02

Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships (if applicable)

Visit our Financial Aid and Scholarships page to get started.

When: SIX MONTHS before start of term

Step 03

Submit previous college transcripts (if applicable)

CCC Degree/Certificate Seeking: If you are transferring to CCC from a regionally-accredited U.S. institution, or if you have AP, CLEP, IB or DSST scores, submit your official transcripts to Graduation Services.

Non-Degree/Certificate Seeking: If a course requisite waiver is needed, submit unofficial transcripts to Advising & Career Services. Visit our Transferring to CCC page for details.

When: THREE MONTHS before start of term

Step 04

Determine Placement

Math and writing placements must be completed prior to registration. Visit our PASS page for steps to complete your placement assessment.

When: THREE MONTHS before start of term

Step 05

Complete New Student Orientation

Available online via your myClackamas account, your orientation will familiarize you with CCC’s resources, degree and certificate programs, student life, and more. Orientation must be completed before registering for classes.

When: SIX WEEKS before start of term

Step 06

Register For Classes

First-Time College Students: Sign up to attend a New Student Advising session.

Transferring to CCC: Drop in to meet with an academic advisor at any of our three campuses. Visit our Advising page for hours, locations, and more.

When: SIX WEEKS before start of term

Step 07

Attend Cougar Kickoff (Optional)

This event is an opportunity to meet other students, tour campus, and speak with faculty before you start classes. Visit our Orientation page to sign up.

Completed all these getting started steps? Check out our I'm registered, what's next? page!

For students with special circumstances: 

If you fall under any of these special circumstances, email or call 503-594-6100 to find out what your next steps should be:

  • If you’ve ever attended CCC before, please do not fill out a new admission application. Contact the office of admissions directly. 
  • If you are younger than 18.
  • Some CCC programs require a special admissions process. Contact the Office of Admissions, Registration and Records at 503-594-6100 for more information about these programs.
  • If you are seeking alternative credits, like advanced placement (AP), military credits or credit for prior learning.
  • If you would like to speak with someone in our Disability Resource Center, please click here: Disability Resource Center