College Now Admission Process

Speak with Your High School Counselor

College Now is only currently available for high school students that attend Hollister, Ozark, Richland, and Waynesville High Schools.

If you attend one of the above schools and obtained permission to participate from the high school, please move on to Step 2.

Apply to Become an OTC Student (2 Parts)

This is a 2 part process. Completion of both parts within this step is required before students can continue steps to enroll. 

If you have already completed the application (see Part B) within the last year, or participated in an OTC class within the last year, and you remember your OTC ID, move on to the next step.

Part A: Create an Account. The use of an email address outside the high school email is recommended. Afterward, check your inbox in the email you provided for the next steps (Part B).

Part B: Application. Use the email provided after completion of Part A to login and applyRemember to select College Now within.  

Resources: If you receive an error message, or have difficulty completing the steps above, screenshot the concern and call 417-447-6900. If you previously completed both parts, but need help with your username and password, contact the OTC Help Desk via 417-447-7548.

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 related to student experiences, interests, and goals.

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

Complete the process via the button below prior to registering in classes.

Submit Completed College Now Course & Permission Form

Complete the forms below and return to your high school representative. This step has to be completed each semester prior to enrollment in classes at OTC.

Obtain Course Materials

Before completing this step, contact your high school district. Textbooks and materials are occasionally paid by the district.

For required textbooks and materials information, log in to myOTC, select the graduation hat on the left-hand menu, Bookstore Materials, select correct semester, and View Books. Course materials for some courses may list “AutoAccess,” use the button below to learn more.