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Apply for Admission

Complete the free application online. Remember to select Early Start.

If you are a returning student with an OTC username and password, use your OTC email to contact and request your account is changed to Early Start.

Request Official Transcripts

College Transcripts
If you previously completed college credit (including dual credit), contact all previously attended colleges to have official transcripts sent to OTC:

Admissions Office
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

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.

Review the guidelines below prior to registering in classes.

Attend STAR and Register for Classes

Before registering for classes, students must attend Student Advising and Registration (STAR). STAR is a classroom style training session for students attending OTC.

To assist with your college and/or career-choice decisions, we recommend exploring the free Academic and Career Exploration (ACE) services before attending STAR.

For more information on registration dates click here.

If you have difficulty registering for STAR, use your OTC email to contact and request your account is updated to Early Start.

Make Tuition Payment Arrangements - MyPay MyWay

After registering for classes, make payment arrangements before the payment deadline.

  • Option 1 – Quikpay: Pay tuition in full by making an immediate payment.
  • Option 2 – My Payment Plan: 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.

*To make a payment now, log in to your myOTC account, select the AccessOTC tab and either QuikPay or My Payment Plan. If you have trouble accessing your myOTC account, please contact the OTC Help Desk. For all payment information, see Tuition Payment Information.

Purchase Textbooks

For required textbooks and materials information, log in to MyOTC and select the My Booklist link.

To reserve textbooks and materials for pick up at the OTC Bookstore, log in to MyOTC and select the Textbook Reservation Information link (fall and spring semesters only).  Students who set up a MyPay Monthly Payment Plan may charge textbooks and materials to their student account.

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