Thanks for your interest in Clatsop Community College! Whether you are planning to attend part-time, interested in furthering your technical skills or want to work towards a four year degree, Clatsop is a very affordable place to get started and many of our students are eligible for financial aid. Admissions is required prior to financial aid awarding. Clatsop Community College is an open-door, equal-access institution. To qualify for admission, you must be 18 years of age or older or possess a high school diploma or GED and complete the admissions steps below.
Follow these simple admissions steps below to get started.
Step 2: Pay the $15 Admissions fee
Step 3: Take the Compass or submit transcripts for prerequisite waiver consideration. There is a $15 fee for the Compass.
Step 4: If you are planning to utilize financial aid, submit your FAFSA and complete required steps. Click here for more information about financial aid.
What is the COMPASS?
The COMPASS Evaluation is computer based evaluation designed to identify your start level for reading, math and writing. Results will not be used to deny you admissions at Clatsop. If you have completed college courses that include writing and math, you may not have to take the COMPASS. You will be prompted to register online for the COMPASS through online admissions. For more information about the COMPASS Placement Evaluation click here.
Enrollment into Clatsop Community College's Nursing program is limited and you must apply for admission. If accepted, you will begin nursing classes fall term. Applications are evaluated on a point scale that is based on grade point average, course work completed, residency, previous degrees, and a proctored essay. Click here for information.
The above information does not apply to you. Click here to access the international student application.
What steps do I take after completing admissions?
Step 1: Schedule an appointment with an initial advisor for assistance selecting classes.
Step 2: Register for courses.
Step 3: Pay tuition and fees (see cost of attendance COA).
Need motivation to get started?
Students completing the first two-years of their four year degree at CCC spend a average of $10,000 less on their bachelor degree than students beginning their education at a state university.
CCC's campus has undergone major renovations including Columbia Hall, a new 43,000 sq. ft. building housing our science and allied health departments, classrooms, student government, bookstore, and Clatsop cafe.
Clatsop offers numerous professional and technical programs targeted at meeting the needs of the local economy. Programs range in length from three months certificates to two-year associate degrees.
At Clatsop, the average class size is under 30, ensuring our students receive personal attention and do not get lost in the crowd. Be a name, not a number!