Early Start Admission Process
Complete the online Orientation. Orientation is a great way to learn what to expect with OTC. Learn about program options, cost and payment options, and much more. Login to MyOTC to start your orientation.
If you previously completed college credit (including dual credit), contact all previously attended colleges to have official transcripts sent to OTC:
Ozarks Technical Community College
1001 E. Chestnut Expressway
Springfield, MO 65802
Click here to see how college credits from another institution transfer to OTC.
High School Transcripts
If you are currently in high school, send your transcript after graduation.
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.
Before registering for classes, students must attend Student Advising and Registration (STAR). STAR is a classroom style training session for student to learn about programs of study, how to create an education plan and how to register for classes.
To assist with your college and/or career-choice decisions, we recommend exploring the free Academic and Career Exploration (ACE) services before attending STAR.
If you have difficulty registering for STAR, use your OTC email to contact firstname.lastname@example.org and request your account is updated to Early Start.
After registering for classes, make payment arrangements before the payment deadline.
- Option 1 – Pay tuition in full by making an immediate payment.
- Option 2 – Set-up a payment plan for monthly deductions from a bank account or credit card.
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.
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 then View Books. Course materials for some courses may list “AutoAccess,” use the button below to learn more. Students who set up a MyPay Monthly Payment Plan may charge textbooks and materials to their student account.