How to Apply for Admission



How to Apply for Admission



Before you begin...


Applying to OCC is fast, easy and free! 

Complete the Application for Admission 


What happens next?

Number 1

You'll receive an Acceptance Packet in the mail that includes your UserID and initial password so you can log in to your MyOCC account, as well as some other fun stuff.

Number 2

A Navigator will walk you through the rest of the process and gather necessary documents. If you have any questions or need help at this stage — your Navigator is there for you!

Number 3

Check out New Student Orientation & Registration! You'll meet your Academic Advisor, learn about our free student support services, plan your schedule, and register for classes!

Number 4

You'll come to campus to get your Box of Books, enjoy the festivities, and start your semester! Check out more info for Accepted Students




Apply for Financial Aid

Financial aid can be used to pay for your education. It's free to apply, and you could save a lot of money!

Learn more about Financial Aid

Interested in living on campus?

Learn more about our Residence Halls

Submit your Transcripts

To speed your application along, you can send us your High School Transcript, or GED. For students who are homeschooled, please submit a Letter of Substantial Equivalency. 

Mail them to: 
Office of Admission 
Onondaga Community College 
4585 West Seneca Turnpike 
Syracuse, NY 13215-4585


Don't hesitate to reach out to our Admissions Specialists — they're here for YOU!

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Our Admissions Philosophy

Onondaga Community College is an open access institution where we strive to provide individuals with the opportunity to pursue an affordable and accessible education. Our admissions philosophy is grounded in the belief that education is a fundamental right and that everyone deserves the opportunity to pursue their dreams and aspirations. Located in a city with one of the highest poverty levels in the nation, we believe that education is a pathway out of poverty. We strive to support individual goals and dreams while keeping the whole community in mind. We welcome all who are eager to learn, grow, and contribute to our college community.