Steps to Enroll and Register

Division: Student Services

Step 1

Complete a COS Web Application. Required for all new and returning students.

Submit an admissions application using CCCApply. Submit the application online and print a copy of the confirmation page for your records. For more information, call (559) 730-3727. Make sure your name reads the same on both the application and orientation form. ​

Step 2

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as possible.

Complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or pick up FAFSA forms at the Financial Aid Office located in Sequoia Room 105 at the Visalia Campus or at the Hanford Center or Tulare College Center. For information about scholarships, visit the Scholarships website. ​

Non-California Residents, Other Status, and DACA students. 

Complete and sign the AB 540/AB 2000 form to request an exemption from Nonresident Tuition fees. AB 540/AB 2000 California Nonresident Tuition Exemption forms are located at the Visalia Main Campus, Tulare College Center, Hanford Educational Center or online at Completed forms should be turned in to Admissions office at any COS Campus. If you have any questions regarding AB 540/AB 2000 form, call (559) 737-6171.

Step 3

Meet with a counselor.

Students pursuing a certificate/degree/transfer program are required to meet with a COS counselor for academic counseling and to develop a Student Education Plan. To schedule an appointment at the Visalia campus call (559) 730-3741 or (559) 730-3715 or for the Hanford campus call (559) 583-2500 or for the Tulare College Center call (559) 688-3000. Visit the Counseling website for more information.

Step 4

Register for COS classes. You must complete Step 1 before registering.

To register for classes, use Banner Web via Universal Login.  For assistance in accessing your Universal Login, contact the Welcome Center in Visalia, The Hub in Hanford and Student Services Desk in Tulare. After you register for classes, make sure to check your class schedule for accuracy. ​ 

Step 5

Complete COS Web Orientation. You must complete Step 1 before orientation.

New students pursuing a certificate/degree/transfer program are required to complete an orientation, either online or by attending Giant Days. For more information, call (559) 737-4849.