New Students - Admissions

Plan for your future! Begin taking classes at Ohlone.

Welcome to Ohlone! Your journey to higher education starts here. Whether you want to earn your degree, complete a certificate program, or prepare to transfer, your path begins with enrollment. If you have never attended Ohlone College before, please complete the following six steps for new student enrollment.

Enrollment Process

Follow these steps to complete the Ohlone College Enrollment Process online.

7 Steps to Financial Aid at Ohlone College

Step 1

  • Beginning October 1 of each year www.fafsa.ed.gov for the Fall and Spring semesters of the upcoming academic year (which includes Summer term following the Spring semester).
  • FILE EARLY! The priority Cal Grant filing date is March 2.
  • Ohlone College's school code is 004481.
  • A new or renewal FAFSA must be filed every academic year.

Step 2

  • The Financial Aid Office receives FAFSA data from the Department of Education within 1-2 weeks. 

Step 3

Step 4

  • The Financial Aid Office sends emails to students via Student Ohlone Email requesting any additional necessary documents.
  • Submit requested documents to complete financial aid file. These can be faxed or dropped off at the Fremont or Newark campus unless specify in the email. Available Missing Information Documents.

Step 5

  • Documents will be reviewed first-come first-served basis. Corrections are made if necessary. Processing time takes 2-4 weeks or longer during peak period.

Step 6

  • Eligibility will be determined once financial aid file is complete.

Step 7

  • Awarding process: The Financial Aid Office posts the Award Letter on WebAdvisor for eligible students. Students can check Disbursements Dates. The amount of the award may be based on full-time enrollment (12 units); the award will be adjusted if students enroll in less than full time.
  • Student who is eligible to receive a refund will receive a notification from Bank Mobile. For more information about BankMobile, visit this link.
  • Student who is not eligible for aid will receive the Financial Aid Ineligibility Status Notice.

The entire process takes 4-6 weeks, but can take much longer for students who apply late and don't follow through in a timely manner.

  • Setting up your Web Services accounts will generate your Ohlone student email, WebAdvisor and Canvas usernames.
  • If this is your first time attending Ohlone College, you will need to Create Your Ohlone Account.
  • If you have already set up your account, you can Manage Your Account here. While maintaining your account, you can change your password or change your security question and answer.
  • If you have forgotten your Ohlone Username or Password, please go to Forgot Your Ohlone Username or Password.

Orientation

The Orientation is designed to familiarize First Time College students with the resources and services necessary to successfully start your journey!

International students, please contact the International Student Office

What information is covered in the Orientation & Placement process?

  • English and math placements
  • Essential campus services and resources
  • Information about certificate, degree, and transfer programs
  • Information about Student Success Programs
  • Information about Financial Aid
  • Fees (tuition, books, other supplies, and parking permit)

For more information and to register visit Orientation

Placement

Placement in English and Math is one of the critical first steps to helping students successfully start their college experience. It is also important that you understand your placement options and your rights to access transfer level coursework.

Our new placement process is completed online and is based on self-reported information, which relies on your honesty. The only person impacted by your placement level is YOU! Your honesty will determine an appropriate placement level that will be essential to your expedient success in college. If you have any questions or concerns about your placement you may visit a counselor on drop-in.

Placement Model

For more information visit Placement

 

After you complete the online Orientation and Placement module, please visit CAR to sign up for a CAR session where the following will be covered:

  • MEET ONE-ON-ONE WITH A COUNSELOR TO SELECT YOUR FIRST SEMESTER CLASSES
  • Overview of student services, including Counseling and Special Programs
  • Academic Standards
  • Time Management skills
  • Degree and/or Transfer information
  • Financial Aid and Scholarship resources
  • Review of Academic Calendar

 If you are exempt from orientation and placement and would like some assistance in selecting your classes, please contact the Counseling Department

1. When to Pay

Your fees are due at the time of registration. We allow up to five days after registering for you to complete your payment. If payment is not received within that time, you may be dropped for nonpayment.

UNDERSTAND YOUR TUITION AND FEES

2. Pay Online

Pay your fees online by going to My Account in WebAdvisor. You can pay with a credit card, debit card, or from your bank account.

3. Pay In Person

Pay in person with cash, check or credit card at the Cashier's Office during open window hours. Or, place a check payment in the Cashier Drop Box.

CASHIER’S OFFICE LOCATION  

MORE ABOUT IN PERSON PAYMENTS