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Every great journey begins with the first step.  Your first step to becoming an Otero Junior College Rattler is to complete an application for admittance. The online application can be completed quickly and there is no application fee!

NOTE: Before you apply or register, be sure to review our Admissions Checklist and contact us at Student Services Center if you have questions.

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Applying in Person

Come in and fill out an application in the Student Services Center.

NOTE: Student Agreement form must be signed and returned to Student Services each term before registration: Student Agreement

If students do not have permanent resident status, they must:

  • Prove ability to pay financial obligations for at least a year.
  • Provide evidence of their level of educational achievement.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in reading and writing the English language (TOEFL score of 450 or graduation from an approved English language school).

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Credit for Prior Learning (CPL)

At Otero Junior College we realize significant learning happens outside of the formal classroom setting and often in the workplace or through your interest in independently learning about a subject. Through the Prior Learning Assessment Credit  process, you can have your learning evaluated regardless of where, when, or how you acquired it as long as you can document your learning and it can be verified at a college level.

Military Training

Students who have military training and experience can earn credit based on the American Council on Education (ACE) recommendations on their Joint Services Transcript. For further information please see:

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