Apply for Admission

Welcome to Oxnard College!

Your Guide to Enrollment Success!

Admission to Oxnard College is open to high school graduates, those possessing a high school proficiency certificate, GED, or any adult 18 years of age or older who may benefit from instruction offered. Students entering any of the public community colleges of California are subject to the residency requirements by the State of California. You may also be eligible to attend as a Dual Enrollment student while attending K - 12th grade.

Step 1. Apply for Admission

  • Returning Students - You must re-apply for admission if you have not attended in over a year
  • Follow instructions to create an OpenCCC account and submit your application
  • Provide a valid email address & allow 24 hours to process your application and receive your new student email confirmation

AB540 - Students without lawful immigration status and U.S. citizens who are not residents of California may be entitled to exemption from nonresident tuition if they meet all of the following criteria:

  • Attended a combination of California high school, adult school, and California Community College for the equivalent of three years or more or attained credits earned in California from a California high school equivalent to three or more years of full-time high school course work and attended a combination of elementary, middle and/or high schools in California for a total of three or more years, and
  • Graduated from a California high school or attained the equivalent prior to the start of the term (for example, passing the GED or California High School Proficiency exam), or completed an associate degree from a California Community College, or completed the minimum requirements at a California Community College for transfer to the California State University or the University of California, and
  • Complete an affidavit saying you have filed (or will file when you are eligible to do so) for legal immigration status.
  • Please see the Admissions and Records Office to determine if you are AB 540 eligible.

Step 2. Apply for Financial Aid

Step 3. Set up your MyVCCCD account

  • You will receive an email from Oxnard College with instructions on how to setup your MyVCCCD portal. ***Please note the link expires in 10 days.
  • Regularly check your MyVCCCD email or activate mail forwarding option under MyACCOUNT settings in MyVCCCD
  • Write down your Student ID number for your records

Step 4. Complete the English & Math Assessments

  • Assessment of your basic skills and aptitudes are important to your success, no matter what educational pathway you may choose.
  • No appointments are needed for assessments. All assessment sessions are walk-ins. The assessment evaluation will provide important information to counselors regarding your academic levels in the areas of English, Reading and Math.
  • The Assessment Office can be reached at 805-678-5864.

Step 5. Complete New Student Orientation Online at MyVCCCD

  • Log on to MyVCCCD and click on the MySUCCESS tab to complete the online orientation

Step 6. Develop a Student Educational Plan online at MyVCCCD

  • All students must complete an educational plan using DegreeWorks. Call the Counseling Office at (805) 678-5816 to meet with an academic counselor to develop an education plan.
  • Access DegreeWorks via MyVCCCD to select and track courses to meet your educational goals
  • Not sure how to create an abbreviated education plan in DegreeWorks? Click here to access the tutorial video.

Step 7. Submit Official Transcripts from High School & All Colleges You Have Attended

  • If you have attended any other college or university, arrange to have official transcripts(s) sent to Oxnard College after final grades are posted.
  • AP test results must be sent to Oxnard College directly from the College Board
  • Transcripts must be submitted in a sealed envelope & mailed to: Oxnard College Admissions & Records, 4000 South Rose Ave, Oxnard, CA 93033

Step 8. Register & Pay online at: MyVCCCD

Step 9. Follow up with Counseling

  • After the rush, schedule an appointment to meet with a counselor to develop a comprehensive Student Education Plan (SEP).  Appointments are scheduled in the Counseling Office or by calling (805) 678-5816.


All new and returning students are required to complete Orientation, Assessment, and a Student Educational Plan unless they qualify for an exemption.

PRIORITY REGISTRATION will be granted only after all three components are completed. If you believe you qualify for an exemption from one or more of the Student Services and Support Program (3SP) components based on the criteria listed below, complete the exemption request form and obtain approval from the Counseling Office.

Submission of the exemption request form does not mean or guarantee approval of your exemption request. If your exemption is granted, you will lose your opportunity for priority registration that is granted to students who complete all the services.

  • Earned an Associate Degree or higher.
  • Enrolling solely to take a course that is legally mandated for employment or necessary in response to a significant change in industry or licensure standards. (Documentation must be attached.)
  • Enrolled at another college or university and taking classes to fulfill college/university requirements. (Documentation must be attached.)
  • I have already completed a degree applicable Math and English class. Applies to assessment only. (Documentation must be attached.)