Getting started at Clackamas Community College

Welcome to CCC! We’re glad you’re here. Clackamas Community College has an open-door general admission policy, which means if you want to earn your education through us, we’re glad to have you.


Step 01

Apply to CCC

Fill out our application so we have your contact information and know about your education goals. This helps us create your student account. There’s no pressure here, you’re accepted at CCC! It takes about 1 hour to process.
Step 02

Apply for Financial Aid

Every year you attend college, you’ll need to fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Fill it out as early as you can to get access to the most federal grant money. A list of recommended deadlines can be found on our Financial Aid + Scholarships page.
Step 03

Submit any previous college work

If you’ve taken any college classes before, please submit them to our team. 
Step 04

Log in to MyClackamas

myClackamas is your student portal, and it contains email, notifications and a lot of important information. Once you have a login and password, check it often to keep up to date on deadlines and requirements. 
Step 05

Determine course placement

We want to make sure you take the best math, writing and reading courses for your level. We have two ways to check in and assess your skills. One is through Placement Assessment the other is by talking with a placement advisor. Learn more about both at our Testing Center.
Step 06

Go through digital orientation

An online slideshow will be emailed to you and will take about an hour. In that time you’ll become acquainted with much of CCC's programs, campuses and resources. 
Step 07

Register for classes

This is where you get to choose the specific classes you'll take toward your degree. This is a great time to make a new student advising session. In fact, we recommend you meet with an advisor every term to help stay on track and graduate.

Completed all these getting started steps? Check out our I'm registered, what's next? page!

For students with special circumstances: 

If you fall under any of these special circumstances, email or call 503-594-6100 to find out what your next steps should be:

  • If you’ve ever attended CCC before, please do not fill out a new admission application. Contact the office of admissions directly. 
  • If you are younger than 18.
  • Some CCC programs require a special admissions process. Contact the Office of Admissions, Registration and Records at 503-594-6100 for more information about these programs.
  • If you are seeking alternative credits, like advanced placement (AP), military credits or credit for prior learning.
  • If you would like to speak with someone in our Disability Resource Center, please click here: Disability Resource Center