Getting Started Checklist

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Complete the Getting Started Checklist with the goal of registering for credit courses at UCC. If you've already completed some of these steps, good job! You're on the right track.

CheckmarkAttend Orientation

Whether you are a first-year student or transferring from a different college/university, orientation is an important step. You will learn about student resources, student accounts, financial aid, ways to pay for college, and more. Orientation is required before registering for credit courses. Student Orientation information will be sent to you in your “Welcome to UCC” email. Be sure to check your personal email’s junk/spam folder. Log in to Canvas™ to start student orientation. Need help logging in? Student Login Instructions

Questions? Contact the Office of Admissions at 541-440-7743 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CheckmarkCourse Placement

UCC utilizes multiple measures for recent High School (HS) and GED graduates, by using HS grades and your state assessment scores or your GED test scores if above 165. Placement tests are available for reading, writing, and math. The first testing attempt is free. Testing Services has appointments and access to preparation materials. Visit Testing Services.

Send HS Transcripts to the Office of Admissions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Transferring to UCC? If you are transferring from a college/university, submit your official transcripts for evaluation.

CheckmarkPay for Classes

The UCC Financial Aid website has information on federal financial aid, scholarships, Veteran benefits and work-study. It is important to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can also earn a tuition waiver if you get involved in certain student activities, like Associated Students of UCC, the Student Newspaper, UCC music groups, or Peer Mentors. Payment is due the first day of the term. Pay online in your Student Self Service account or by phone at 541-440-4635.

Questions? Contact Financial Aid at 541-440-4602 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

CheckmarkMeet with an Academic Advisor

Academic advising begins after you have completed orientation and course placement. At the advising meeting, your advisor will discuss coursework applicable to your chosen program. You are assigned to an academic advisor based on your declared major or area of focus. Visit Advising Services or contact 541-440-4610 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

CheckmarkRegister for Classes

Learn how to register for classes or call the Office of Registration at for help 541-440-4604 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

CheckmarkBuy Textbooks

To shop for your textbooks online, go to bookstore.umpqua.edu or contact 541-440-4664.

Download / Print the Getting Started Checklist

Do you still have questions?

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