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Admissions & Records

You can begin studying on one of our four SoCal campuses (or remotely) as soon as the start of our next semester. We'll show you how to apply, register, and adapt to student life. Live the life you want at Coastline. It's just as simple as that.

Steps to Becoming a Student

1. Apply to Coastline
Go to: Apply Now
Check your email for login info within 3-5 business days.
2. Apply for Financial Assistance
Go to: Financial Aid
Complete the FAFSA or Dream Act application.
3. Complete the Online Orientation
Go to: Orientation
4. Meet with a Counselor
Go to: Counseling
Plan out your classes with the help of a Coastline Counselor.
5. Register for Classes
Go to: Registration
Plan your schedule and check the Academic Calendar for important dates.

Now Open for Spring 2023 Registration

Most Coastline classes are offered online. Coastline College has long been recognized to effectively deliver innovative hybrid and online instruction while employing a digital learning environment.

Coastline ONLINE - Students have the flexibility of working on their coursework on days and times which are convenient for them and are not required to be online or at any location at a specific time or date.

Coastline LIVEONLINE - Students are required to attend class sessions online on the days and times listed in the schedule of classes.

Face-to-Face - The College only has a few classes which will meet on campus (mostly science labs). Check the class schedule for course availibility. 

Check out the Class Schedule & Catalog, learn How to Apply, and read more about tuition & fees, registration, and important registration dates in our Admission & Records department. You can also contact the Coastline Admissions Office with questions.

Application Filing Dates

Coastline College is currently accepting applications for:

  • Winter Intersession/Spring 2023

Students should apply early for the best appointment time. Late applicants may experience delays in registration and limited class availability.


Anyone 18 years or older qualifies for admission. Applicants under 18 must meet one of these requirements:

  • High school graduate
  • Pass the California High School Certificate of Proficiency Test (or equivalent)
  • Complete 8th grade and receive permission from your high school principal and parent to attend classes at Coastline

More information for high school students

2022 College Viewbook

What Kind Of Student Are You?

New Students - You're considered a new student if you've never taken classes at Coastline College. New students, regardless of their educational background and goal, must apply for admission. Learn more: Apply Now.

It is important to submit your application at least 10 working days prior to the start date of the class to allow for processing and return of your MyCoast login information and registration appointment.

Once you submit your online application, you will receive an email immediately (sent to the email address you supplied on your application) confirming successful submission of your application. Please make sure to read the email in its entirety regarding your application. Additional information will be sent via email once your application is processed.

Returning Students - Returning students are those who have previously attended Coastline College but have missed two or more semesters. Returning students must apply for admissions to be assigned a registration appointment and to activate their MyCoast account.

International Students - Those requiring an F-1 visa, please visit the International Students webpage; for application information or call (714) 241-6141 to speak to Javier Alcala, International Student Staff Aide.

Continuing Students - Those who were registered in classes for the current and/or previous semester do not need to reapply for the current semester. Continuing students will be able to view their registration appointment on their MyCoast Portal site. View registration dates.

Military Students - Visit the Extended Learning Division Military & Corporate Programs Admissions webpage to proceed with online application and registration.

High School Students - Concurrently enrolled 9th through 12th grade High School Students may use the online application, but must submit an approved& High School Release Form before registering for classes. For additional information and to access these forms, please visit our High School Students / Dual Enrollment webpage or you may pick up the form from the Coastline Admissions Office at Fountain Valley, CA.

For more information, contact Admissions & Records:

Start the Semester with Success

  1. Verify Courses: Print your Student Class Program from 'MyCoast' - your Student Class Program is proof that you registered and paid your fees. It also includes important information about your class meeting time and location as well as important deadline dates for each class.
  2. Online Classes: Make sure you check your student G-mail in MyCoast for information from your Instructor regarding your class. On the first day of the term, to access your online courses in our CANVAS learning management system, go to the Coastline College Website and click on the "Canvas Login" link. Then, click the link to enter Canvas using your MyCoast username and password. (Note: If you used Canvas at Coastline College in prior terms, your old Canvas password will no longer be recognized by the system. We recommend you use your MyCoast username and password to log in by clicking the link noted above.)
  3. Be There: Attend the first class meeting. If you miss the first class meeting, or arrive late, your instructor may give away your seat to another student.
  4. Waitlist Classes - Online Classes: If you are on a waitlist for a class, email the instructor to request an Add Code. The instructor may give you an add code to register in the class if seats are available in that class. You may look up the instructor email address in the Campus Directory.
  5. Need Textbooks? Order or rent your textbooks ahead of time. You can visit the Bookstore website to get your books. Purchase or rent your textbook and materials before the first day of the course. This will allow you to complete the required assignments for the first week. It could take up to one week to receive the printed textbook. For quicker access, consider renting or purchasing the e-text version.
  6. Withdrawal Deadlines: Deadlines such as Pass/No Pass and withdrawing without a "W" might not be the same for all classes. Refer to your Student Class Program and/or Registration Dates webpage for specific dates for each course.
  7. Coastline Mobile App: The new Coastline Mobile App is now available for download from the iTunes and Google Play app stores! Get connected with services, other students, and stay informed about events at Coastline with this handy and easy-to-use social app. Download here:
  8. Got questions? Please call the Welcome Center at (714) 241-6176 or email us at

Thank you for choosing Coastline College. We are here to support your success.

*IMPORTANT* If you decide not to attend one or more of the classes in which you are enrolled, you need to drop the classes by the refund deadline. Refer to your Student Class Program, Web Schedule Bill for drop dates for each of your courses to ensure the fees are cancelled.

Quick Facts
Degrees offered
Certificates offered
Students successfully completed their course in 2018-2019
Students who start their program at Coastline completed it


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Cost & Aid

Learn more about tuition, fees, financial aid, scholarships, CalWORKs, Coastline Promise, EOPS, and check out our iGrad Personal Finance Tool.

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Coastline offers many services to help our students: academic counseling, career guidance, wifi and food assistance, textbook loan program, student equity communities, health services, and more.


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