Getting Started

Big Enough to Explore, Small Enough to Care

Cochise College is committed to helping you receive your education. We are here to help! The steps to enroll at Cochise College are listed below along with the contact information for each department. Staff is available to help you with all of your questions.

Not sure where to start? Cochise College’s advising department can answer your questions and get you started on the right track.

Summer semester registration begins May 1. Fall semester registration begins June 8 and spring semester registration begins November 1.

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College Hours

Cochise College hours of operation will be Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Students are encouraged to make appointments, and college services can be provided via email, phone, Zoom, or face-to-face. Face masks or coverings and social distancing will be observed on college property.

Sierra Vista Campus: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Douglas Campus: Wednesday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Downtown Center: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Benson Center: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Willcox Center: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Fort Huachuca Center- TBD please email

Appointments can be made at:

Admissions & Registration: 520-515-5336/520-417-4005
Advising: 520-515-5483/520-417-4038
Financial Aid: 520-515-5417/520-417-4045
Business Office: 520-515-5416/520-417-4076
Bookstore: 520-515-5419
Testing 520-515-5447/520-439-6825

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Need help getting started? Submit a request more information form and one of our college success navigators would be eager to answer your questions and help you along the way! You can also visit the admissions & registration page to get more information about how to apply at Cochise College.

Contact the College Success Navigators by email at

Meet an Advisor

Have questions about a how to choose a degree or major? Need help registering for classes? Our counseling & Advising staff is ready to help.  Please Note: It is helpful to have a copy of your unofficial transcripts available during at your appointment time so advisors can use those to help place you in your classes.

Contact Counseling & Advising by email, phone or Zoom appointment. Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Sierra Vista (520) 515-5483 or Douglas (520) 417-4038 or e-mail

Plan Funding

The key to successful planning is to start as early as possible, financial aid processing may require several steps. Cochise College has many ways to help pay for college. Complete the 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Go to Cochise College’s school code is 001072.

Contact Financial Aid by email, phone or Zoom appointment. Email or call Sierra Vista campus (520) 515-5417 or Douglas campus (520) 417-4045 Fax paperwork to F# 520-515-5304.

Veterans Affairs: Coleen Thrasher 
Loans: Teresa Perez
Max Credits: Shane Andrews

Placement For Classes

The Reading, Math and English tests help place you in classes where you are most likely to succeed. Students who have completed classes at another college or university must request official transcripts to be sent to Cochise College.

Contact Testing by email at


Students can view the class schedule and register online through their student account. High school students need to submit a one-time concurrent enrollment form (PDF) before registering for classes. Registration begins May 1 (summer), June 8 (fall) and November 1 (spring).

Contact Admissions/Registration by email, phone or Zoom appointment. Email or or call 515-3640/3649 or 515-5336, 1-800-593-9567.

Pay Tuition & Fees

There are three easy ways to pay: in person, by phone (SV: 520-515-5416, DC: 520-417-4076) or online through MyCochise. Payment plans are available for students registering early. If using financial aid or VA benefits, contact the financial aid office to make sure everything is in order.

Contact Business Office/Cash Office by email or call Sierra Vista Campus 520-515-5416 or Douglas Campus 520-417-4076.

Get Your Textbooks

Once you have registered for classes, you can rent or purchase new or used textbooks at the bookstore on campus or online through the ‘MyClasses’ tab in your MyCochise account. The on-campus bookstore is located at the Sierra Vista campus.

New Student Orientation

Attending new student orientation is a great way to prepare for a successful first semester. New students starting in the fall should sign up for a new student orientation.

Personal Enrichment Classes

Looking to take a class to enrich your life? Maybe learn a new language, throw a ceramic pot, or study another specific program targeted to your hobbies and interests? Cochise College offers an array of programs for those seeking personal enrichment, but not a degree. The college also offers an array of non-credit classes through the Center for Lifelong Learning.

1. Apply

Apply online or in person at any location. You will receive an identification number and college email address by mail and email. Note: Select transfer from another college or university as your student type.

2. Register

Students can view a class schedule and register at all college campuses or centers. Register online through your student account at MyCochise. Spring registration begins November 1.

3. Pay Tuition & Fees

Fees must be paid at the time of enrollment. Three easy ways to pay: in person, call (SV 520-515-5416 DC 520-417-4076) or online. Payment plans are available for students registering early.

4. Get your textbook

Textbooks can be rented or purchased at a campus bookstore or online through the my classes tab in your MyCochise account. On-campus bookstores are located on the Douglas and Sierra Vista campuses.