First-Year Students

First-Year Students

​​​​​​enroll steps​ 

​​​First year studentHere are the steps to getting started:​

  • Complete your FREE application on​line 
    • No essays
    • No application fee
    • 10-15 minutes to complete
  • Submit your official high school transcript or GED.
    • Your high school transcript can be used to place you out of certain coursework or in to higher coursework*​​
  • For students transferring, submit all previous college transcripts.
    • In order for students to receive credit for prior coursework, we need official transcripts on file.
  • Meet with an Academic Advisor in The Gateway to help answer any questions y​ou may have.
    • ​Your Academic Advisor will be your guide throughout your collegiate career with COTC
  • Take​ the ACCUPLACER assessment to​ identify which courses you should take.  ACT/SAT scores or college credit may waive this requirement.
    • We encourage students to prepare for the ACCUPLACER assessment. Visit to access resources to ensure you put your best foot forward when taking the ACCUPLACER assessment.
  • Attend a New Student Orientation and register for your classes! 
    • During orientation, you will learn about the resources your campus offers you to be successful and register for your COTC classes.
    • See upcoming orientation dates here​.

Have questions? Please contact us at one of our four campus locatio​ns (see interactive map below) or email us at:

Upcoming Semester Starts:

Spring Semester - January 9, 2017