Getting started is easy!

Complete each step in the order they appear. Click on the items to learn about what is required to complete the step.

  • Applying is easy and FREE! Complete and submit the California Community College application using the CCCApply website.
    Within 24-48 hours of submitting your application, you will receive an email from the college and instructions on how to complete the remaining steps. Once you have received this email, you will need to create a My Canyons student account at

    Important Information:

    • The application is best viewed on a desktop or laptop computer, not your phone.
    • Utilize Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox web browsers. Do not use Safari.
    • If you want to take classes the summer before your first fall semester, you must submit two applications: one for summer and one for fall.

    If you haven't applied, start at the CCC apply website by using the button below: 


    If you have applied and received the college instruction email you need to set up your student account at My Canyons using the button below:

    My Canyons


  • Financial Aid can help you pay for your tuition and educational expenses. We recommend all students complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at Or, if you are an AB-540 eligible student, you can complete the California Dream Act application. Start your application soon after you apply to the college as the processing time can take weeks to complete.

    Important Information:

    • COC's Federal School Code is 008903 and should be included on your FAFSA.
    • Regularly check your My Canyons student email account for requests and updates from the Financial Aid Office.
    • For some FAFSA tips and information, click here.

    Complete FAFSA today!

    Financial Aid

  • Assessment will provide you with your course placements in math and English/ESL as well as resources that may be a good fit for you.

    Advisement will be with an Academic Advisor and take place after you complete assessment. The advisor will help you understand the connections between your assessment, career goals, major, and the courses you should take in your first semester.

    Important Information:

    • To complete both Assessment and Advisement plan to be on campus for 1-2 hours.
    • You do not need an appointment, and you can complete this step at either the Valencia or Canyon Country Campus.
    • You will need to bring a Photo ID, your COC Student ID number, and we also recommend you bring an unofficial high school transcript.

    Want more information about the Assessments? Vist the Assessment homepage found here:


    Want more information about Advisement? Vist the Advisor homepage found here:



  • The Online Orientation is designed to provide you with information about college procedures, programs, support services and polices. Please give yourself about 30 minutes of quiet time to complete this step.

    You will access this through your My Canyons account, login as a student and then look under the "Student Services" section on the left hand side for the link to the orientation. You will need your COC student ID number to enter the orientation.

    Important Information:

    • The orientation is best viewed on a desktop or laptop computer, not your phone.
    • Utilize Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox web browsers. Do not use Safari.
    • You must use your COC student ID number. Do not mistake this number for your CCC apply number or a confirmation number.

    Start your orientation now!

    Online Orientation

  • Registration occurs online, and may be completed on or after your assigned date and time. You can begin registering for classes on your assigned date and time, which can be found in your My Canyons account.

    Your registration date and time will be posted on your My Canyons account under 'My Registration Time' on:

    • April 1 for Summer
    • July 1 for Fall
    • October 1 for Spring and Winter terms

    If your "My Academic Plan" (MAP) is complete for the term you are registering for, you can register directly from your plan. This is the best way to register for your classes. 


    Additionally, you can register for classes using My Canyons. You will select 'Register/Add Classes' from the Registration menu.

    My Canyons


    Notice: Payment for your classes is due at the time you register. Your registration process is not complete until you have paid for your classes. To view your semester statement, please select Student Bill/Reg. Statement in My Canyons.

Want to earn an earlier registration date for an upcoming term or semester?

Complete all your steps by:
June 30th for Fall | September 30th for Winter or Spring | March 31st for Summer​

Miss the deadline? Complete your steps as soon as possible. The sooner you complete your steps the better your chances for an earlier registration date. 

Have questions? Need support? Contact the Welcome Center,, (661) 362-5891