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Becoming a Student

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.

Now Open for Fall Registration

Due to the continued threat of COVID-19, most classes will remain online for the fall 2020 semester. Coastline College has long been recognized to effectively deliver innovative hybrid and online instruction while employing a digital learning environment. This fall we are taking that innovation a step further:

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 out our schedule of classes and read more about admissions information. Coastline’s fall semester begins on August 25, 2020. For more information on the courses available, fees, and registration, contact the Coastline Admissions Office.

Steps to Becoming a Student

Follow these easy steps to become a student at Coastline

  1. Create a new account at, a service for all California Community College applicants. Note: if you are a returning student, but have missed a semester or two, you must re-apply.
  2. Complete a FAFSA or California Dream Act Application, or search for scholarships, loans, and grants.
  3. Contact the Assessment Center to schedule a placement test for Math and English.
  4. Complete your Online Orientation (required).
  5. Schedule an appointment with an academic counselor, and start a Student Education Plan (SEP).
  6. Register and pay for classes through your MyCCC account.
  7. Start studying at Coastline!


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

Application Filing Dates

Coastline College is scheduled to accept applications on the following dates:

  • Summer/Fall (2020): 9/9/19

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

2019-2020 College Viewbook

Download an accessible PDF version of the 2019-2020 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. You may apply through Open CCC Apply.

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 MyCCC 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 MyCCC account.

International Students - Those requiring an F-1 visa, please visit the International Students web page;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 previous Fall 2018 term and/or Spring 2019 term do not need to reapply for the Fall 2019 term. Continuing students will be able to view their Fall 2019 registration appointment via their MyCCC site mid-April.

Military Students - Visit the Extended Learning Division Military & Corporate Programs Admissions web page 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 web page or you may pick up the form from the Coastline Admissions Office at Fountain Valley, CA.

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