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Admissions & Enrollment Checklist


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The online application can be completed quickly and there is no application fee! Colorado Residents: Be sure to check the opt-in box for COF, College Opportunity fund. Once you have applied and received your student i.d. number (S#) you are ready to begin checking off the tasks in the following list to get enrolled for the upcoming semester.


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New Student Orientation

This online orientation provides you with an introduction to Otero and information to help you get the most out of your college experience. You're expected to complete this task, as well as attend an Otientation/Registration Fair.

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Log in to your MyOtero Portal and Navigate account

The MyOtero student portal link is located in the primary navigation menu of the college website. On your MyOtero portal dashboard are a number of icons, including Navigate. Navigate will help you schedule appointments with advisors, find the major you want to pursue, check your class schedule and more.

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Apply for Financial Aid

Apply for FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Be sure to use the Otero College school code: 001362

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Submit High School and/or College Transcripts

Transcripts must come from the previous educational institution, they cannot be mailed or hand-delivered by the student. Find out more from our Student Services office.

Email official documents to

Physical Address: Otero Student Services, 1802 Colorado Ave., La Junta, CO 81050

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Submit Placement Test Scores

Submit ACT/SAT or previous placement scores if available. If ACT/SAT scores are not on the official transcript, they must come from an official source, they cannot be mailed or hand-delivered by the student.

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Submit Immunization Records

Submit records from your high school or doctor's office.

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Complete Student Payment Agreement

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Submit Housing Application (Residence Hall Students Only)

In addition to submission of your housing application, you must also pay a $100 deposit. Find out more about Otero College housing.

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Verify or Register for Selective Services (Male Students Only)

Federal Law requires nearly all-male US citizens and male immigrants, 18 through 25, register with Selective Service.

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Get your Student ID

Stop by the Student Services office in McBride Hall Room 132. Students must show a valid government-issued form of identification.

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Purchase your books at the Online Bookstore after registering for classes