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Campus Tour



Student Life


BAAS Admissions

Bacterial Meningitis

Records & Transcripts


Financial Aid/FAFSA



Payment Center



Support & Services


Wrangler Card & Parking

Branding Day

Wrangler Roundup

Drive to Success


Campus Tour (top)

How do I schedule a tour of the Odessa College campus?

How do I make an appointment with an Odessa College Outreach Specialist (Recruiter)?

  • You can set-up an appointment by sending an email to with your contact information and questions.

Majors (top)

What majors does Odessa College offer?

Where can I find the Odessa College Course Catalog?

Housing (top)

Does Odessa College have on-campus housing?

  • Yes, our student housing is comprised of two facilities. Century Commons is an on-campus facility with space for over 200 students and provides an apartment-style living arrangement with private bedroom space for each occupant.  Each apartment is fully furnished, and residents share a common living area and kitchen.  Students may choose either a four-bedroom/two-bath or two-bedroom/one-bath arrangement based on availability.  This is a co-ed facility with each apartment separated by male and female students. Wrangler Hall is a suite style on-campus facility providing space to 26 male students.  Each student is housed with one roommate and will share a bathroom with another suite of students.  This space is normally reserved for our rodeo athletes.

How much does on-campus housing cost?

How do I apply for student housing?

Student Life (top)

How can I get involved in a student group at Odessa College?

Admissions (top)

Does Odessa College have an admission application deadline?

  • No, OC does not have a deadline to apply for admission.

What are the requirements for admission?

  • OC Admission Checklist
  1. Visit with an Outreach Specialist (Recruiter), if you need more information on an OC program.
  2. Apply for admission online at
  3. Apply for financial aid and scholarships
  4. Bacterial Meningitis vaccination, if applicable.
  5. Official Transcripts from your high school and all colleges previously attended.
  6. TSIA, ACT, SAT, or STAAR testing scores.

How do I apply to the BAAS programs? (top)

You can apply online through the Apply Texas Website at You will need to first fill out your biographical information. Then choose the 2-year college application option. Next select Odessa College. On the “Select School” screen you will choose “Bachelor of Arts and Applied Sciences” from the dropdown menu. You will then select the BAAS degree program you are interested in on the “Select Major” screen. Those selecting the BAAS in Automation degree program should be aware that it is a competitive entry program. 

Once your application has been received you will need to be sure to submit an official copy of your college transcript showing the completion of an associate of applied science degree to Odessa College. This can be sent via an electronic transcript service such as National Student Clearinghouse or Parchment, submitted in person in a sealed envelope coming directly from the educational institution or you can request that it be mailed to the Odessa College Records Office, 201 W University Blvd., Odessa, Texas 79764. 

Once your application has been processed you will be admitted to Odessa College as a Pre-BAAS student. Now it’s time to visit with your Student Success Coach (Advisor) to continue with the degree planning and registration process. 

Bacterial Meningitis (top)

What is Bacterial Meningitis?

Is the Bacterial Meningitis vaccination required?

  • Texas Education Code, § 51.9192: Beginning January 1, 2014, all first time students and students that have not attended any Texas college or university during the previous long semester(s) (fall and spring) that are under the age of 22 will be required to have the bacterial meningitis vaccination at least 10 days prior to the first day of the semester.  Students will not be able to register until proof of vaccination is on file.

Records & Transcripts (top)

Where do I mail my official transcripts?

  • Records Office
    • 201 W. University Blvd, Odessa, TX 79764

Does Odessa College accept transcripts electronically?

  • Yes, we can receive official transcripts in two ways…
    1. An email from a school representative containing an electronic copy of a transcript can be sent to
    2. Transcripts via a digital credential service such as Parchment, Clearinghouse, etc.

I took AP courses. How should the credit for those tests be sent to Odessa College?

  • Students can indicate on the AP test which schools receive their schools.  If you did not select Odessa College at that time, you will need to request the AP scores be sent to OC by visiting the College Board website and set up an account.

What is FERPA?

  • The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), as amended, establishes requirements regarding the privacy of student records. Once enrolled at OC, the college will not release student records without the student’s prior written consent.

How can I get my transcript sent to another institution?

TSI/Testing (top)

What is the TSIA exam?

  • Texas Education Code, § 51.3062(b): An institution of higher education shall assess the academic skills of each entering undergraduate student to determine the student’s readiness to enroll in freshman-level academic coursework.  An institution may not use the assessment or the results of the assessment as a condition of admission to the institution.
  • TSI Information
  • Contact the Testing Center

Financial Aid/FAFSA (top)

How do I apply for financial aid?

Scholarships (top)

How do I apply for scholarships?

Payment Center (top)

When and how can I pay for classes?

Tuition (top)

What is the cost of attendance?

Advising (top)

Where can I see a list of what classes are being offered next semester and if the class is being offered online?

How does grade replacement work?

  • OC allows students to retake any courses they previously made a 'D' or an 'F' in for potential grade replacement. If you retake the course and make a 'C' or better, the old grade is no longer calculated toward your GPA. Note: the previous grade will always show on your transcript, it will just have "Grade Replaced" under it. This means that if you make all 'Fs' your first semester, retake them all again the next semester and make 'As', you'll have a 4.0 GPA instead of a 0.0 GPA. However, if you retake the course and fail it again, both failing grades will be calculated towards your GPA.

How can I verify that a class I take at Odessa College will transfer to another institution?

Support & Services (top)

Where can I get help with my classes?

If I need disability accommodations in or out of the classroom, who should I contact?

What counseling services are offered?

I am a veteran.  Is there someone who can help me navigate Veteran’s Affairs?

Books (top)

Does Odessa College have a bookstore on campus?

  • Yes, the Campus Store is located in the Spur building.
  • Campus Store

Wrangler Card & Parking (top)

How do I get a student ID and parking permit?

  • You can get a Wrangler Card (student ID) and parking permit once you have registered for classes and have a payment method on file.  Payment methods include financial aid, scholarship, payment plan, or paid in full.
  • Visit the Wrangler Express to pick up your Wrangler Card and parking permit.

Branding Day (top)

What is Branding Day?

  • Our new student orientations are called Branding Day.  During this visit students will learn more about student activities that are offered at OC, go on a campus tour, and have the opportunity to meet with their Success Coach (Advisor).

Wrangler Roundup (top)

What is Wrangler Roundup?

  • Wrangler Roundup is Odessa College’s welcome event that kicks off the fall semester every year.  Students are invited to participate in a day’s worth of activities to help them meet other students.  Activities include a cook-out, inflatables, performance by the OC Dance Team, and more.

Drive to Success (top)

What is Drive to Success?

  • Drive to Success is the ULTIMATE incentive program.  It is OC’s way of encouraging student engagement by giving students the opportunity to win prizes for doing things that are proven to increase overall success in college.  The grand prize winner will receive a brand new Ford Mustang.
  • Drive to Success

Miscellaneous (top)

What are the differences between a certificate, associate, and bachelor’s degree?

  • Certificate = 1 year program
  • Associate = 2 year program (60 hours)
  • Bachelor’s = 4 year program (120 hours)