New, Visiting and International Students

The first step to taking courses is to apply to one of our 13 colleges. You will need to complete an application if:

  • You have never applied to one of CCCS’ colleges
  • You have not enrolled in any courses through CCCS in the last two years
  • You want to change your Home College

Note: You cannot register for courses until you receive confirmation that your application is complete.


How to Apply

  1. Select a Home College, then click on the link for your home college portal.


  1. CCCOnline hosts courses for 13 state community colleges and Dawson Community College in Montana. The first step is to apply and be accepted to one of these colleges – that college then becomes your “home college” where you will pay your tuition and where your records (transcripts, grades, etc.) will be kept.
  2. Start a New Application
  3. Once in your home college portal, find the link to start a new application. The link might be named “New students”, “Fill out an Application” or “Admissions”
  4. Follow the Instructions
  5. The online application will have instructions specific to your selected application type. PLEASE NOTE: You may choose to only partially complete your application at this time and then come back to finish at a later time.
  6. Check Status of Application
  7. The application takes approximately two work days to be processed. To check the status – click on the Check Application Status / Finish Application link – from your Home College application page.