Academic Counseling For Student-Athletes

Welcome OCC Pirates,  

Orange Coast College is committed to student support and excellence, we take pride in collaborating with our student athletes in order to help them succeed on and off the field. With that, it gives me great pleasure and enthusiasm to be a part of your academic journey here at Orange Coast College.  

Our coaches, staff, and faculty work diligently to make sure that our student athletes feel empowered and validated.  With 13 women’s sports teams and 12 men’s sports teams, Orange Coast College has made it a priority to have a counselor entirely dedicated to serve our Student Athlete population.

As a community college student athlete myself, I am aware of the dedication and commitment it takes to be a successful student athlete. I played college soccer at Moorpark Community College and then transferred to the College of Santa Fe, New Mexico on a soccer scholarship. I also coached High School Varsity and Junior Varsity soccer for Antelope Valley High School. In addition, I have worked with student athletes at Los Angeles Harbor College, Pasadena City College, Golden West College, and El Camino College.  Just like many student athletes, I have experienced many obstacles that I adapted to and overcame.

I am a firm believer that any student athlete that has the passion, persistence, and perseverance to represent OCC athletics has what it takes to achieve their academic and personal goals.

Please stop by with Ashley Rippeon to schedule your appointment or in Counseling 3rd floor whenever you have the chance. My door will always be open and I am eager to meet each and every one of you to find out the best plan that works for you. 

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Things to Consider: Here is a list of questions you should consider before making a counseling appointment. Start thinking about how these questions pertain to you before meeting with the athletic counselor. Please be ready to follow up and answer some of these questions.

Counseling Appointments: Appointments may be scheduled through Ashley Rippeon at (714) 432-5770. To see when appointments are available, click HERE.

Course Catalog: The OCC catalog offers a variety of information. Here are a couple of important pages for you to review. 

Non-Payment Drop Policy: If you do not receive any financial aid you can be dropped from your classes, make sure you know if you receive financial aid by talking to someone in the financial aid office. The link also shows you when you will be dropped from your classes.

Clearance Request Form: This link will send you to the clearance request form. If you have attended a previous college or have AP scores on file in the enrollment center in Watson hall. Make sure to fill out this form in order to get cleared to take the appropriate course that you need.

Graduation: 
Here you will find information on applying for graduation, graduation requirements, Commencement and more.

  
Sincerely,
  

  Luis Miranda
Counselor for Student-Athletes
(714) 432-5779
pmiranda8@occ.cccd.edu