Apply for Admission

Fill out the free application online. Remember to select Early Start student.

Guided Self-Placement

Guided self-placement is an alternative to timed placement tests like the ACT; it may be a more effective mechanism for placement in English, math and reading courses that are applicable to your experiences, interests and goals.

With the help of our Self-Placement Guidelines, it will be your responsibility to decide which English, math and reading courses are the best fit for you.  It is important that you make an informed and wise choice about your placement.

Review the guidelines below prior to registering in classes.

Early Start Permission Form and Meet with an Advisor

Bring the completed Early Start Permission Form, and a photo ID, to one of our OTC locations to meet with an OTC Academic Advisor.

Please contact your preferred location in advance to request an advising appointment and indicate you are an Early Start student.

Register for Classes

The earlier you register, the more choices you will have in class offerings and times. After your advising appointment, access your myOTC account to register classes in OTC Central.

If you need help accessing your myOTC account, contact the OTC Help Desk.

Make Tuition Payment Arrangements - MyPay MyWay

Once you are registered for classes, make payment arrangements before the payment deadline.

  • Option 1 – Quikpay: Pay your tuition in full by making an immediate payment.
  • Option 2 – My Payment Plan: Set-up a payment plan for monthly deductions from you bank account or credit card.

Log in to your myOTC account, then select AccessOTC tab and QuikPay or My Payment Plan to get started.

Note: Early Start students are not eligible for Financial Aid. Payment arrangements must be made each semester. If you are dropped from class(es) due to non-payment, you will not receive credit for the class.