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 Admissions Welcome Center is here to help you get started!

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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

First-Time College Students: Sign up to attend a Registration Workshop.

Transferring to CCC: Drop in to meet with an academic advisor at any of our three campuses. Visit our Advising page for hours, locations, and more.

Recommended Timeline: SIX WEEKS before start of term

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

For students with special circumstances:

If you fall under any of these special circumstances, email or call 503-594-6100 to find out what your next steps should be:

  • If you've ever attended CCC before, please do not fill out a new admission application. You'll need to log in to myClackamas to register. If you've forgotten your myClackamas login information, please email with your name and date of birth.
  • If you are younger than 18, CCC has a variety of educational options for you. Please visit our Students under 18 page for more information.
  • Some CCC programs require a special admissions process. Contact the Office of Admissions, Registration and Records at 503-594-6100 for more information about these programs.
  • If you are seeking alternative credits, like advanced placement (AP), military credits or credit for prior learning.
  • If you would like to speak with someone in our Disability Resource Center, please click here: Disability Resource Center