Whether it is your first time in college or you are a transfer or
returning student, follow our enrollment steps and before
you know it, you’ll be a COTC student.
Apply for Admission
1. Complete a free COTC application at least 1 week prior to
the start of a semester or term.
Create an Application Account
If you are a
future student who has never applied
to COTC, you need to create
an account before you can complete an application. Click
on “Not registered yet? Create an account!”
If you have previously applied and/or attended
COTC, you may not need to create an account. You can
in with your email and password.
Verify Account Creation Email
When you create
an account to apply to COTC, you will be asked to verify
the email you used to create the account before you can begin and
complete your application. You will receive an email with a
link to confirm your email address and activate your account.
Once your email is confirmed and your account is activated,
select the sign-in button at the top of the page and enter the
email address and password created.
The COTC application is not the same as a selective
If you are interested in a healthcare program that requires
selection, you must attend a program
information meeting and complete an additional
application and steps. Selective healthcare programs are:
You are assigned a username and provided instructions for
retrieving your username and password after you apply. You are
also provided a temporary password via email after you
apply and will be prompted to reset your own unique password
during the username and password retrieval process.
Access the myCOTC Student Portal
You will use myCOTC to access your student
portal and your COTC email account. myCOTC contains a lot of very
important information specific to current students, including
financial aid information, email, class schedule and student
If you have trouble retrieving your username, resetting your
password or accessing your myCOTC Student Portal, please reach
out to our IT Helpdesk.
The office of Student Financial Services uses information
provided on the FAFSA to determine if you qualify
for many of the scholarships offered at COTC. However, some
scholarships may require a FAFSA and a separate scholarship
application. You can view all COTC additional
scholarships in the Scholarship
All students who are not currently in high school are
required to sign a Financial Responsibility Agreement prior to
registering for classes.
This agreement reviews your responsibility to pay your tuition
and fees, what happens if classes are dropped, what happens if a
balance is unpaid at the end of the term, and additional
information about receiving and earning financial aid.
Once you’ve completed online orientation, you will work with an
enrollment navigator to ensure all transcripts have been
received and that your financial responsibility agreement has
been signed. You have the option to attend a registration
lab or you can have your enrollment navigator
plan courses for you to self-register.
A student ID is needed to identify yourself as a COTC student
when meeting and communicating with various departments on
campus, including the Office of Student Financial Services;
to rent or purchase books in the bookstore; and to use
Student parking, identified as the white-lined spaces, is free on
all COTC campuses.
Buy textbooks and supplies.
The COTC bookstore carries all textbooks and supplies that
are needed for your classes. Visit the COTC
bookstore online to use the Course Materials
Concierge for a customized list of course materials, or stop by
the bookstore in the Warner Center.