Admissions Resources

This page includes video presentations, helpful links, and other resources for assisting students as they start their journey as an OTC Eagle.

In this short overview video, Enrollment Specialist Mackenzie Steelman-Wilson discusses reasons to love OTC, programs of study, financial aid, and the admissions process.

OTC Overview

Download the PowerPoint presentation used in the video: OTC Overview Presentation

OTC offers in-person campus tours Monday through Friday at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

To get signed up, fill out the online Tour Request form.

To schedule a tour for a group of 10 or more, please email

OTC offers free workshops and assessments that help students discover more about their values, interests, skills, personality, and strengths. This will enable them to make better informed decisions when choosing an academic major or a career.

Career Coach is an online resource designed to help students find the right career through a short assessment and career options database that matches careers with degrees and certificates available at OTC.

Career Coach allows students to browse careers and provides them with relevant data on wages, employment, and training they need. Completion of the Career Coach assessment is highly recommended prior to completing STAR/orientation.

Take the Career Coach assessment

Students are encouraged to connect with the Career Services department for help career exploration, planning, and advice on how to get the job they want. Set up an appointment by emailing or calling (417) 447-6964.

Visit the Career Services webpage for more information.

In this video, Director of Student Recruitment Jordan Schreiber provides a walkthrough tutorial for account creation and the OTC application for admission.

How to Apply to OTC

OTC now assigns every applicant an admissions representative. After a student applies, they will hear from their admissions representative who will walk them through the entire admissions process. Students will no longer have to wonder to who to call or email for assistance. Their representative will be proactively checking in on them to make sure they have all the tools they need to succeed and get connected to the right resources.

Due to COVID-19, we are offering two different options for incoming students to complete their academic advising and registration.  Students are encouraged to select the option they are most comfortable completing.  Incoming students do not need to complete both options.

OPTION #1:  On-Campus Orientation:

This is our traditional, in-person orientation and advising program. Students will complete orientation in small groups with support from our trained professional staff Academic Advisors and Enrollment Navigators.  Our Advisors and Navigators will walk each group through all the steps in the enrollment process for the upcoming term.

Currently, all scheduling is being done by phone. To schedule an in-person orientation session, please contact the appropriate location:

Springfield:  417-447-6907

Springfield (Technical Education): 417-447-4794

Richwood Valley Campus:  417-447-7727

Table Rock Campus:  417-447-8921

Lebanon Center:  417-532-5044

Waynesville Center:  573-774-5061

Republic Center:  417-447-7800

OPTION #2: Distance Advising: 

Distance Advising is the online alternative to the in-person orientation session. Distance Advising is delivered through OTC’s online learning system called Canvas, is self-paced, and requires students to work through seven steps and have their course plans reviewed by an Academic Advisor before being released to register for their first semester at OTC.  Distance advising is designed for students who live out of state and are attending online or cannot attend our in-person orientation due to distance or other reasons.

Ready to get started?  Enroll in Distance Advising

Need distance advising support, email

Students who have completed orientation may still find themselves needing assistance with semester planning.

Students can schedule an appointment to meet with an Academic Advisor or their assigned Navigator via Zoom, phone, email, or in-person appointment.

Dual credit is an opportunity for high school students to earn college and high school credit simultaneously, without having to leave the high school setting. Plus, OTC Dual Credit is the most inexpensive option in the area and transfers well to other colleges! Dual credit courses are primarily introduction to general education courses.

View Dual Credit Options by School Partner

Students who earn dual credit through other institutions and plan to attend OTC after graduation will need to have their official college transcript(s) sent to OTC in order to receive credit for the college courses they completed.

Transcripts can be emailed to or mailed to:

Ozarks Technical Community College

Attn: Admissions

1001 East Chestnut Expressway

Springfield, MO 65802

Articulated credit courses are high school courses approved by OTC as substantially equal to introductory-level college courses. Articulated credit courses provide a way for students to start a college-level technical program in high school and continue their educational pathway at OTC.

Eligible students participating in select programs receive FREE college credit for work completed at the high school level.

View Articulated Course Options by School Partner

Registration for summer and fall 2022 will begin at midnight on Monday, March 28th.

For assistance with registration, students can visit any OTC location or reach out to their assigned Admissions Representative.

Registration is not complete until the student has completed a payment plan. Payment plans are required of all students, even if the student expects that their entire balance will be covered by financial aid.

Payment plans must be completed by midnight of the same day that a student registers for classes. Students who do not complete the payment plan the same day they register will be dis-enrolled from their courses.

To sign up for a payment plan, click on the Students Accounts section in the myOTC homepage.