Important: Policy for Repeating Courses has Changed
The California Community College Board of Governors passed revisions to Title 5 regarding course repetition effective Summer 2012.
Students will only be allowed to enroll in a course not designated as "repeatable" (ENGL-101A, for instance) three times if they received a substandard grade (D, F, NP, or NC) or withdrew from the class with a W.
These new regulations were applied retroactively so enrollments prior to Summer 2012 will be counted towards the three times, and any student who has already taken a course the maximum number of times will no longer be able to take the same course at Ohlone College. Please refer to Repeating Courses for more information.
All new students are expected to participate in each of the following matriculation components unless they meet an exception listed.
Step 1 – Apply for Admission - Apply online via WebAdvisor
- Submitting an online application is the fastest way to become an Ohlone College student and has the added advantage of providing email confirmation that the application has been received and the admission process is completed. A student ID number will be emailed to the student once the application is completed. The application should be submitted as early as possible in order to ensure the earliest possible registration times.
- Students may sign up for a WebAdvisor account once the student ID number is received. A WebAdvisor account is necessary to register, add, drop, waitlist, and pay for classes online.
- Paper applications are also available by downloading and printing the Application for Admission (PDF) and should be submitted to the Office of Admissions and Records on the Fremont campus or the Student Services Center on the Newark campus. The application should be submitted by the applicable date on the Academic Calendar.
- Residency and visa information for students who are not U.S.citizens must be submitted to the Office of Admissions and Records on the Fremont campus or the Student Services Center on the Newark campus.
- Students should submit official transcripts from all prior colleges and high school (if graduated from high school within the last five years) to the Office of Admissions and Records on the Fremont campus or the Student Services Center on the Newark campus.
- Additional admission requirements exist for Kindergarten-12th grade students and Health Sciences Programs (Registered Nursing [RN], Physical Therapist Assistant [PTA], and Respiratory Therapist [RT]).
- Application packets for Kindergarten-12th grade students are available online or from the Office of Admissions and Records on the Fremont campus or the Student Services Center on the Newark campus.
- Application packets for the Registered Nursing program are only available by attending a pre-nursing orientation. The Respiratory Therapist and Physical Therapist Assistant application packets are available on the respective program's website. Please contact the Health Sciences and Environmental Studies Division Office at (510) 742-3100 for application deadlines.
- International students on or wishing to obtain the F-1 Student Visa must submit a completed International Student Application to the Ohlone College International Programs and Services Office. International Student Application forms (PDF), including detailed instructions regarding how to apply, are available on the International Programs and Services website and at the International Programs and Services Office (Building 7, first floor on the Fremont campus).
Step 2 – Take Placement Tests
Placement Tests are required for all students enrolling in English or math or in classes that require prerequisites. See Placement Testing Center
for dates and more information.
Step 3 – Attend Orientation/Counseling and Advising Session
- New Student Orientation is a required step in each student's successful partnership with Ohlone College. Completion of the orientation requirement is mandatory for all new students except for those who meet an Orientation exemption.
- Attendance for the entire Orientation is required for all new students except for those who meet an Orientation exemption. Go to Who Should Attend a New Student Orientation?
- Orientation is designed to assist students in developing and realizing their educational goals and includes the following information:
- Ohlone College resources and services
- Study skills and other strategies for college success
- Math and English placement results
- One-on-one advising with an Ohlone College Counselor
- Creation of an individual class schedule and registration for classes
- Students' rights and responsibilities
- Requirements for associate degrees and/or transfer
- New Student Orientation schedules are available at the Placement Testing Center, Counseling Department in Building 7 on the Fremont campus, and the New Student Orientation website.
Did You Know…?
UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC San Diego, CSU East Bay, and San Jose State University are the most popular UC and CSU destinations for Ohlone College students. Visit the Transfer Center for transfer information, such as transfer workshops, applications, scholarships, and more!
Step 4 – Register and pay for classes
- Sign up for WebAdvisor services. WebAdvisor allows students to register, waitlist, add, drop, or pay for classes, as well as access a variety of other services
- Learn How to Access and Use WebAdvisor. Learn How to Register for Classes Using WebAdvisor.
- Registration dates for new and former students can be found on the Academic Calendar
- Payment must be received within five (5) calendar days of registration or students will be dropped for non-payment. Go to Fees for further information.
Step 5 – Attend Classes
Be sure to attend the first class session. If you do not attend the first class session, the instructor may drop you from the class.