Getting Started at Clackamas Community College

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.

Our team in the Admissions Center is here to help you get started. While CCC campuses are closed due to COVID-19, our Virtual Admissions Center is here to walk you through every step along the way from applying to CCC to paying for college and starting your first term. The following steps can be completed independently, but we encourage anyone who would like help to schedule your one-on-one admissions appointment today!

If you have attended CCC before, please visit our Academic Advising page. If you are looking for a GED or high school diploma, English as a second language, community education or are a student under 18 years old, explore these options at our Academic Offerings page.

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Step 01

Apply to CCC

Go to our Apply to CCC page. Once you receive your myClackamas login information (sent to your Gmail, Yahoo, etc.), your first destination is Navigate. Log into Navigate to review your to-do list, which will walk you through the rest of the getting started steps. Navigate can also be found in myClackamas, the student internal website (we call it a "portal").

Note: Be sure to check your student email daily. This is CCC's primary means of communicating with you!

Recommended Timeline: 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.

Recommended Timeline: 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 and Career Services.

Visit our Transferring to CCC page for details.

Recommended Timeline: THREE MONTHS before start of term

Step 04

Determine Placement

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

Recommended Timeline: 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.

Recommended Timeline: SIX WEEKS before start of term

Step 06

Register For Classes

For help choosing and registering for your classes, visit our Advising page to schedule an appointment.

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


Virtual Admissions Center

We would love to help you schedule a one-on-one meeting with an admissions counselor in our Virtual Admissions Center. They will be able to guide you through the getting started steps including financial aid, scholarships, determining course placement, connecting with academic advisors for registration help and more. Please complete the form below to schedule an appointment, and you will receive an email confirmation!

Schedule a virtual admissions appointment

If you've forgotten your myClackamas login information, please email registration@clackamas.edu with your name and date of birth.

Meet the Admissions and Recruitment Team

Our Admissions Team is here for you! Click on any of the photos below to learn more about our team members, their interests and how to reach them.

VET Center

Veterans' Services

The award-winning Veterans Education and Training (VET) center is known in the community as one of the best college resources for veterans and their families. Contact our Veterans Education and Training (VET) Center to learn how you can use your VA benefits and achieve your education and career goals.

 

 

Disability Resource Center

Disability Resource Center

The Disability Resource Center (DRC) at CCC provides services to support student success by creating a welcoming, inclusive and accessible environment. The Disability Resource Center can help prospective students establish eligibility for accommodations and determine what kind of documentation is needed.

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