OAAP Create an Account

Purpose: Use this document as a reference to create an account through the OAAP.

Audience: Admissions Staff.

OAAP Create an Account

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You can find the link to the Online Admissions Application Portal (OAAP) on the college website. Users may not register more than one account per email address. Students can apply to more than one college using the same OAAP account. 

For applicants with a previous account that need Username and Password Help, see the Forgot User Name/Password section below.

Create a New Account

If you have already created a Username and Password for the Online Admissions Application Portal (OAAP), you can enter your Username and Password to complete your application. 

 If you are a returning student logging in with your ctcLink credentials and need to make corrections to your address, email, and phone information, you will need to do this in ctcLink before applying for admissions. If you do not remember your ctcLink account information, please contact the college directly.

If you have not created an account for the OAAP, follow the instructions below.

  1. Select the Create an Account button.
Select the Create an account link

*NOTE: The fields with an asterisk (*) are required fields. Be sure you keep your username and password and the answers to your security questions in case you need to complete your application at a later time.

  1. Create a Username and Password.
  2. Confirm the Password.
  3. Complete all remaining required fields.
  4. Select the Submit button.
Create Username page
  1. The Security Questions page displays.
  2. Complete the Security Questions section by selecting each question from the drop-down menu on the left and entering the answer to the right. Make sure to keep the questions and answers for future reference if needed.
  3. Check the I'm not a robot box.
  4. Select the Submit button.
Security Questions page
  1. The Registration One-Time Password (OTP) page displays.  It is used to validate the email address provided in the application.  Go to the associated email account, locate the email with the OTP (one-time-password) and enter it on this page.  Make sure to check the spam folder if you do not see it in the inbox. The OAAP account will always be associated with the email used to create it and notifications will go to that email.
    • Please select the Resend OTP link if you do not receive the OTP verification code, or it has expired.
  2. Enter the OTP provided.
  3. Select the Submit OTP button.
Enter the One-Time Password sent email
  1. The OTP Verified Successfully message displays.
  2. Select the Login Here button.
OTP verified successfully
  1. The Welcome to Online Admissions Application page displays.
  2. Enter your Username and Password.
  3. Check the I'm not a robot box.
  4. Select the Login button.
Log in to application
  1. If you are a returning student, a Captcha image screen displays.  Follow the instructions provided.
  2. Select the Verify button.
  1. The Welcome page displays again.
  2. Select the Login button.
  3. The welcome message will display the first time navigating to the OAAP page.
  4. After reviewing, select the Close button to get to the Online Admissions Application page.
Welcome message --select Close to advance to application
  1. Process complete.

Please get in touch with your college if you require immediate assistance with ctcLink. Check out the contact information and highlights for each community and technical college.