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 20 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 Placement Recommendations

  • Counselors will assist students in placement in appropriate English and Math courses. Placement guidance is primarily by high school performance (grade point average and courses taken). 
  • Students who graduated more than 10 years ago, students who have foreign transcripts, students that do not have access to their high school transcripts and/or students who left high school without graduating will use an Informed Self-Placement tool to choose the course(s) most suitable for them.
  • Visit the 1st-STEP Center website for additional information on the Informed Self-Placement tool. The 1st STEP Center 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.