Getting Started with agilegrad


Before you start, you will need to have the following:

  • your student ID number (your 900 number)
  • an active email address that you can access right away
  • (optional, but recommended) your transcript information (if you have taken any previous college courses) and assessment results with you.

To get registered, follow these steps:

  • Start at
  • Click the “Need a new account?” link.
  • Fill in your student number (your 900 number), your email address, and a password you can remember (such as the one you use for the MyVCCCD portal).

Once you accept the Terms of Service, you can click the “Submit” button. A popup window will ask you to verify that the email address you provided is correct. When you verify that the address is correct, the system will send you an email confirmation. Now you must check your email for a new message from the server. When you click the (very long) link in the email, your registration will be complete and you can log in to agilegrad.

You can also watch a short video demonstrating the registration process.

Creating Your Profile

Once you have an account, you need to complete your profile. The first time you log in to the system, you will be asked a few questions that will complete your profile. If you don't have all of the information available, you can skip each step, but keep in mind that the more complete and accurate your profile is, the more useful and accurate your plan will be.

  • Current classes: If you are currently taking classes at Oxnard College, you can enter them here using the Course Lookup box. Note that the agilegrad system does not use spaces in course numbers, so if you're currently taking (for example) MATH R105, you would enter it as MATHR105. As you locate each course, click the "Add" button to add it to your profile. If you accidentally add the wrong class, you can click the "Remove" button next to it to remove it from your profile.
  • Courses you have completed: If you have already passed any classes at Oxnard College, you can enter them here in the same way.
  • Student group information: If you are an EOPS student, an OC Scholar, etc., you can indicate that information here. This will be helpful when you visit with a counselor to review your plan.
  • Classes tested into: You can indicate here what courses were recommended to you from your assessment evaluation.

You can make changes to your profile at any time by clicking the "profile" link at the top of any page.

Creating Your Plan

Once your profile is set up, you can create an academic plan in just a few steps:

  • Start by clicking “add new plan” from the main screen. This will take you to the Basic Settings screen.
  • Name the plan: Since you can have as many different plans as you like, it will help you to give each one a name that describes it easily, such as "Office Skills," "Sociology Transfer," or "Child Dev."
  • Decide what time of day you would prefer to go to class. Of course, not all classes will be available at this time, but the automated system will do its best to schedule classes close to that time for you.
  • Add a program: Choose at least one program of study from the drop-down menu. This can be an associate degree, a certificate program, or a proficiency award. Click “add” to add the program to your plan. The system will use that program to help you choose courses and electives for your plan.

This is all you need to get started. Click the "Build plan" button to build the plan, then click “go to plan” in the popup window to see your results. You can change the settings at any time by choosing the “plan setting” button on your plan, and you can have more control over your plan (such as whether or not you want summer courses, or how many units you want to take) using the Advanced Settings option. 

frequently asked questions

When looking at your plan, note that “placeholders” represent elective courses. You can click on one to see your available options; choose one by clicking the “add to plan” button next to it. Your plan is not complete until you have chosen an elective for every placeholder. Other unmet requirements are listed at the top of the plan page. For more information, click the “help” link that can be found at the bottom of any agilegrad page.