You will need to apply for admission. When the application asks for Your Program of Study, please select Non-Degree seeking or NA.GED. Many students are unsure about their academic career.
Click “Apply Now!” to start the application process.
Now that you’ve been admitted to OTC, we will send one more e-mail to your personal e-mail. This email tells you your USERID and PASSWORD to access your OTC E-mail. We have an excellent resource on how to access your OTC e-mail via your MyOTC account.
OTC considers e-mail an “official” form of communication, so it’s very important that you check your OTC e-mail on a regular basis. You should get into the habit of checking your OTC E-Mail on a daily basis.
OTC will not accept an e-mail from your personal email account as an official request. Any official request or business will only be accepted from your OTC e-mail.
Register for Classes
After you have completed your Online Orientation and attended a STAR, it’s time to plan and register for the upcoming semester. Not sure where to start? No problem – we are here to help.
If you would like assistance in scheduling and registering for your courses, contact your academic advisor or visit the Student Services Office on your campus. It’s always a good idea to meet with an academic advisor each semester.
Advisors meet with students on a first-come-first-serve basis. An appointment is not needed. For general advising questions, contact them at email@example.com.
We have developed a website of student resources that you may find beneficial.
Students must sign up for My Payment Plan on the same day that they register for classes or they will be dis-enrolled from their classes at midnight. A student’s registration is not complete until the student signs up for My Payment Plan the same day the student enrolls in classes.
My Payment Plan will offer three monthly payments for each semester scheduled. Spring payments will be due on February 5th, March 5th and April 5th. Fall payments will be due September 5th, October 5th and November 5th. Summer payments are due July 5th and August 5th. Signing up for My Payment Plan the same day that the student registers is necessary to ensure that their registration is complete.
Refunds for dropped courses are only available during the tuition refund period. View our Tuition Refund policy and dates.
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Payment arrangements must be made every semester.
|If you are a student at any campus or center within the OTC college system, you are required to have an OTC SmartCard.
The OTC SmartCard serves two major purposes. First, it serves as your official student ID to be used on campus and will have your student ID number and photo on it. Second, it provides options when it comes to receiving your student account refunds.
Are you taking all online classes and don’t live near an OTC location? If so, you can request a “no-photo” OTC SmartCard.
You will need to select your refund preferences and to activate your card.
To get your OTC SmartCard, please visit one of the following locations. They will take your picture and order your card which you will then receive in the US Mail.
|Driving to campus? Unlike many colleges, OTC does not require students to purchase a parking permit, but please make sure to register your vehicle with OTC Safety & Security before the semester starts! Registering your vehicle allows OTC Safety & Security to contact you in the event of an emergency, incident, or accident involving the vehicle.
Below are the locations and phone numbers for the OTC Safety & Security:
OTC Safety & Security Hours:
Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Once you have registered for classes, you may want to take a Tour of campus to locate where your classes will be taught.
|Every class begins with a good book. Stop by the campus bookstore to get all the materials for your class.
Visit the OTC Bookstore in person or online. If you purchase your books online, click Student Charge Info, and read the important information before making your purchase. New and used books may be purchased on-campus or online.
You need to have your course schedule, course number and section number to find the right books.
Books may be returned for a full or partial refund based on certain criteria. View the book Return Policy.
If you need books on tape or e-text, please contact Disability Support Services to register and request services.
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There’s a lot to accomplish before Day 1 of class, but we can help by reminding you about the really important stuff.
Now that you’ve been admitted to OTC, we will no longer send any communications to your personal e-mail account. OTC considers e-mail an “official” form of communication, so it’s very important that you check your OTC e-mail on a regular basis. During busy times of the year, you should be checking it daily! Notifications about missing items, registration reminders, and information on campus events are only a few of the many things sent to your OTC e-mail account.
To access your OTC E-mail account, start by logging into myOTC
You can view instructions to set up your e-mail on your phone by following the directions located in the left-hand menu, selecting ‘Helpful Resources’ then ‘Student IT resources’ in myOTC.
We have numerous resources here at OTC to help you be successful during your time here. We have no way of knowing you need assistance unless you tell us you need assistance.
Please visit any of these resources when you have a question or would like some additional assistance. You may also see an academic advisor or stop by the student services area on your campus for any question or concern.
Many professors use Canvas to post important class announcements, assignments and grades. Access this by clicking on the Canvas tab in myOTC.
Each of your classes will have a Canvas site that your instructor will use to post course information. These sites will open 5 days before classes begin. You should take some time before the semester starts to check out your syllabus so you can know what to expect in your course.
Last Updated: 11/30/2018