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.

The following CCC getting started steps can be completed independently, but our team in the Admissions Center is also here to help. While CCC campuses are closed due to COVID-19, our Virtual Admissions Center is here to help answer your questions as you complete your steps, and is also available is also available for virtual admissions appointments.

If you have attended CCC before, please visit our Academic Advising page.

To learn more about CCC’s English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program, please visit our Academic Support page. For information about completing your GED or high school diploma at CCC, community education offerings, or if you are a student under 18 years old, visit our Academic Offerings page.


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!

Step 02

Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships (if applicable)

Visit our Financial Aid and Scholarships page to get started.

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.

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.

Step 05

Complete Online 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.

Step 06

Register For Classes

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


Virtual Admissions Center

Our Virtual Admissions Center is here to help!

Questions?

Virtual admissions appointments

We can help you navigate your getting started steps including:

  • Applying for admission and accessing your CCC account
  • Financial aid and scholarships
  • Determining placement
  • Online orientation
  • Connecting with the advising office for first term registration help
  • Referrals to support services, and more

Appointments available over phone or Zoom video

Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Schedule a virtual admissions appointment

If you’ve completed your getting started steps and are ready to register for your first term classes, please visit the Advising page to schedule your advising appointment.

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.

Virtual admissions center

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