Creating an account

I am unable to create an account. Whenever I type in a password, it gives me an error, I have even used suggested passwords. It will NOT let me sign up to create my account in order to fill out the college application.


  • Hello Alex,

    Below are the steps on how to create an OpenCCC account and apply to the college:

    1.) Please begin at 

    2.) From the drop down menu on the right hand side select the college you are applying to, and click 'Apply' link, and you will be directed the college’s Admissions page. 

    3.) Select the online application link(s) on the Admissions page, you will then be directed to OpenCCC. 

    4.) Select 'Create an Account.' Account creation is a one-time process, please save account information for future application submissions with OpenCCC.

    5.) After creating an OpenCCC account please click on the 'Continue' tab, you will then be directed to the 'My Applications' page. 

    6.) Select 'Start a New Application' link to begin online application.

    Once you have submitted an application to a college it can take 1-2 business days for you to receive your student ID and enrollment information. If more than 2 business days have passed and you have not been contacted by your college, please call our Helpdesk to confirm your application was submitted successfully.

    If you are still having issues with your account creation please feel free to reach out to the California Community Colleges HelpDesk available 24 hours a day 7 days a week 1-877-247-4836 or by email at [email protected]

  • I have submitted two transfer student applications and one new student now for the past three months hoping for reply that it confirmed. I still have received no reply. I am transfer student please I need help.

  • For the past week or two up to right now I want to apply again but now it's not letting me login and keeps say check email and spam and still nothing. Is the the school not responding because of covid?

  • Hi,

    It typically takes 1-2 business days to receive an email from your college providing you with your student ID and student portal information. If you have not received your email from the college, please reach out to your records & admissions office. Applications are still being downloaded and processed during the current pandemic. Please let me know if you have any more questions.

    Thank you


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