Early Start Admission Process

Early Start Student Checklist

Apply for Admission

Fill out the free application online.

Complete Orientation

Orientation will take approximately 15 minutes to watch the video. Learn more.

Directed Self-Placement

Directed self-placement is an alternative to timed placement tests like the ACT; it may be a more effective mechanism for placement in English, math and reading courses that are applicable to your experiences, interests and goals.

With the help of our Self-Placement Guidelines, it will be your responsibility to decide which English, math and reading courses are the best fit for you.  It is important that you make an informed and wise choice about your placement.

Start by reviewing the guidelines below prior to registering in classes.

Complete the Early Start Permission Form and Meet with an Advisor

Complete this form and stop by Student Services where you will be seen on a walk-in basis. Please indicate that you are an Early Start student and bring your photo ID and signed form with you.

Register for Classes

The earlier you register, the more choices you will have in class offerings and times.

Make Tuition Payment Arrangements - MyPay

Once the OTC has received and processed your registration form, you must make payment arrangements by the payment deadline. You will not be able to log in until your form has been processed.

  • Option 1: Pay your tuition in full by using Quikpay to make an immediate payment.
  • Option 2: Enroll in a My Payment Plan
    • MyPay - Monthly - Pre-authorized payments deducted monthly from your designated bank account or credit card.
    • Pay-in-full online in MYOTC using Quikpay.

Payment arrangements must be made every semester.

*This will open up the login page for your MyOTC.