New Students

Welcome to College of the Canyons! As you go through the Matriculation process of application, assessment, orientation, advisement, and beginning coursework you will become more familiar with our college. You will find that we have a rich and interesting curriculum, our staff is friendly and helpful, and the College of the Canyons instructors are knowledgeable and very approachable. It is easy to become a college student here by following a few simple steps. These steps must be done in order.

1  Complete our Online Application for Admission.

You can fill out the online application using the CCCApply website.

Upon receipt of your application, up to 48 hours from when you submit your application, you may go to My Canyons, click on "Student" and then click on the link to create your student account.  Upon logging in, you will be able to obtain your student ID number which you will need for most of your transactions. You will also need to set up your Student Email in My Canyons as well. All communication from the college will go to your My Canyons email address.

2  Complete our Online Orientation.

Our online orientation is designed to give you essential information on faculty, courses, study skills, and resources to ensure a successful transition to COC. You can earn an early registration date by completing the online orientation.

 3  Complete Assessment Requirements.

Take our Math & English Assessments to evaluate your skill levels. Taking both assessments will require about 1.5 hours and, when you are finished our staff will review your placements and answer questions.  No appointment is needed and there is no fee. If you already have a U.S. college degree, notify Admissions and Records and you will be exempted from testing. You may still need testing if the classes you want to take have math or English prerequisites.

Submit all Transcripts. Send all high school and college transcripts for all schools you have attended to the Admissions and Records office. We use these transcripts to determine prerequisite eligibility prior to your registration date. Ensure that the transcripts are official copies in sealed envelopes.

4  Online Virtual Advisor

The Virtual Advisor will be available by the end of April.

The Online Virtual Advisor is the perfect opportunity to meet with a virtual advisor that assists you how to create the best educational plan and class schedule. You will learn about major and career options, clarify your educational goals, learn how to balance and manage your time, and work out a class schedule with alternative choices.

These first four steps must be completed by June 30, 2014 to be considered for a priority enrollment date. We will assign enrollment dates on July 1, 2014.

5  Register for your classes on My Canyons.

Once you have gone through online orientation you will get a registration date. If you go to New Student Advisement you will get more detailed help with your first semester schedule. If you would like to preview the instructions of how to register, click on the link below.

Pay for your classes and attend!  Payment is due at the time of registration.  If you do not pay your fees, you will be dropped from your class(es).  You are responsible for dropping your classes if you no longer plan to attend.  If you do not attend the first day of class, you will be dropped by the instructor and your seat may be given to another student.  Be sure to follow through with deadlines and policies accessible in the college catalog. Please check the Student Business Office for more information on fees.


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