The Student Success Suite 1.0 Release is targeted for Production in December 2021, follow a successful regression test of the Pilot environment.
This revised date is to give colleges several months lead time to update their student-facing documentation.
Major Release / Upgrade
Corrections were made to this page on 05/25/22 to fix several instances referencing the collection, storage, and delivery of the Social Security Number data fields following the launch of the new OpenCCC Account system in this release.
As part of the systemwide Student Success Initiative, this release is coordinated across all Student Success Suite products and services and is intended to provide continuity and cohesion to the student onboarding experience overall.
Major, coordinated release to support a cohesive integration of the new OpenCCC system
Includes changes to individual applications and services, including CCCApply and CCC MyPath
Provides opportunity to implement infrastructure & modernization of deployment processes
The Student Success Suite is the CCCTC 's collection of student-facing technology solutions including CCCApply (student applications), CCC MyPath (student onboarding), and the integrated student account system, OpenCCC (student accounts).
Schedule & Timeline
Pilot Release (College Preview):
New OpenCCC 2.0: Early May 2021: Completed May 2021
Watch this page for regular updates and more information as it is made available on the upcoming release.
College Pilot & UAT
Join the Student Success Suite Release User Testing!
After a successful user test of the New Student Account system (OpenCCC 2.0) in May 2021, we are not looking for volunteers to test the fully integrated Student Success Suite in November 2021.
Formal user testing with both student and staff testers is scheduled for the week of November 29th. This user testing targets specific use cases and new features to ensure the release is ready for Production. The user testing process includes the following:
Self-paced testing during three designated business days
One to two hours of testing
Attend a 30 minute testing kickoff meeting (required)
Live support for testers will be provided during business hours
We are looking for student and staff testers now! Interested in joining the testing team, or have a student or group of students interested in earning $20-$40 in Amazon incentive cards by testing the release? Contact Rick Snodgrass to add your name or recommended students' names to the list of testers: email@example.com.
All Changes At-A-Glance
Product & Service
Is College Action Required?
All Student Success Suite Applications
OpenCCC Account System
CCC MyPath Onboarding Portal
CCCApply Standard & Noncredit Application
CCCApply International Application
CC Promise Grant Application
All Student Success Suite applications:
Consistent look & feel across user interfaces
Aligned with CCCCO style guide
Mobile-friendly, Spanish translation
Full integration with the new OpenCCC Account system
Modern infrastructure and deployment improvements
New OpenCCC Account System (2.0)
All new interface and user flows
New Account creation, recovery, sign-in, and edit profile services
One-time Two-Factor Authentication and verification process
User chooses and validates their Preferred Method of Contact (email or mobile phone)
Additional security enhancements implemented throughout Account processes
Sleek, modern, mobile-friendly, and Spanish-language translation enhancements
Updated user interface for students and college staff
Integrated user flow with new OpenCCC and CCCApply applications
YES (Tenant Admin migration process)
The following changes were made across all CCCApply applications:
Renamed the “Account Information/Mailing” page to Profile page in all CCCApply admission applications
Removed the OpenCCC Account Information/Edit Account service from inside the applications, and moved to the My Applications page from all CCCApply applications and CC Promise Grant application
CCCApply Standard Application (only)
Added the Social Security Number question to the new Profilepage in the Standard application only
Improved layout and format of the Parent/Guardian Information question (only appears to minors)
Added functionality to display Standard Application Terms only in the Term Applying For menu
CCCApply Noncredit Application (only)
Improved layout and format of the Parent/Guardian Information question (only appears to minors)
New functionality to display terms Noncredit Application Terms only in the Term Applying For menu
CCCApply International Application
Added new data field for capturing “Authorized Agent Email” in the International application
Implemented “Application Type” setting in the Terms module for Standard & Noncredit terms
Bug fixes in the CCCApply Administrator
CCCApply Download Client*
NO NEW data fields have been added to the CCCApply Download Client in this release.*
CCCApply Report Center*
No data field changes (new, changed, or deprecated fields) have been made in the CCCApply Report Center for the Version 1.0 release.
New OpenCCC Account system fields will be available for reporting (ad hoc or templates) in the CCCApply Report Center in the Version 1.0 release.
No changes have been made to the CCCApply Full Application (single application) reports in the Version 1.0 release.
SuperGlue for Apply
New OpenCCC Account system data fields will now be delivered to colleges that have implemented SuperGlue for Apply in Version 1.0.
The SuperGlue College Adapter v.4.1 is available to be deployed to SuperGlue for Apply colleges and will begin delivering new Version 1.0 data fields with the SSS V.1.0 release.
Yes (SuperGlue Users)
Student Success Suite: User Interface Redesign
In an effort to align with the latest CCCCO systemwide style guide, all Student Success Suite applications and websites have been updated to better support the student onboarding experience with a cohesive look and feel, modern mobile responsive design, and Spanish language translation.
Changes to the OpenCCC Account
The highlight of the Student Success Suite Joint Release Spring 2021 is the launch of the all new OpenCCC - the integrated student account system and federated identity initiative for all CCC systemwide technology applications. More than a mere upgrade, the new OpenCCC Account has been redesigned from top to bottom and integrated across all CCCTC systemwide technology applications. The new streamlined account creation and sign-in flow has fewer questions, more security, smarter account recovery options, and better data validation services than the legacy OpenCCC account system.
The OpenCCC Initiative, launched in 2011 to establish a federated identity initiative (single sign on) based on the implementation of one systemwide ID for every California Community Colleges student (CCCID). The initiative has provided an effective way to tie student data to outcomes and institutional improvement as students swirl among our colleges while taking advantage of a variety of new online services. These goals have not changed. The redesign of the OpenCCC student account system intends to dramatically simplify the user experience during account creation, recovery and sign in - with increased security and improved data validation.
New Account Creation & Sign In Process
Consistent with the existing OpenCCC process, multiple paths will lead users to the new account creation process. Regardless of where the user first encounters the account system, the new user interface provides buttons and/or links to begin the account creation process.
What You Need to Know:
The new modern interface supports a simplified user flow with fewer required questions
Students can use a unique email address or a mobile phone number to establish their preferred account sign in credentials.
Multi-factor authentication has been incorporated into account creation and recovery using a verification code.
A new invisible ReCaptcha tool is built in to account creation for added security and validation
New account matching & recovery logic is used to reduce duplicate accounts
Existing (legacy) OpenCCC account holders are led through a simple first-time sign-in flow to re-validate their account credentials in the new system
The user's language preference (English or Spanish) will persist in account creation and recovery email and text notifications
Sign In Process
The new Sign In page features a minimalist design and ultra friendly user flow.
Secure Sign In The Username field is no longer required at sign in for new account holders and no longer collected during account creation.
Streamlined User Interface
The new sleek and modern design features a simplified user flow with minimal onscreen text.
Easy access to Account Creation and Account Recovery links.
The “mobile first” user interface is designed to support a wider user demographic.
Sign In Preference
Updated architecture supports user preference of using either a unique email address or mobile number as their sign in credential.
Successful sign in access requires the preferred credential (email or mobile number) to first be verified through the Verification process during account creation or account recovery (multi-factor authentication)
Sign In for Legacy Users
Existing OpenCCC account holders will be required to authenticate and validate their account credentials using a one-time, user-friendly sign-in process.
Note: There are alternate workflows for legacy students who share the same email or mobile phone number. These alternate workflows will be detailed in a release notes update coming soon.
Create & Verify Account Process
Users must have an OpenCCC account to access systemwide technology applications. To create a new account, users should click the “Create an Account” link on the Sign In page to begin.
The first step in the new Account Creation process includes a one-time, two-factor authentication process using a unique email address.
Unique Email and Phone Number Required
By default, the system will request a unique email address for account creation and verification.
Users will have the option to use a unique mobile phone number for account creation and verification.
To complete the second part of account creation, both Email Address and Mobile Phone Number are required fields and must be unique.
Preferred Method of Contact
The email address or mobile number used for creation and verification becomes the user’s preferred method of contact, by default.
NOTE: Users can change their “preferred method of contact” at any time following account creation, but the method must be unique.
For security purposes, users will be prompted to use a unique email address for account creation and verification by default.
Two-Factor Authentication During Account Creation
Users are prompted to enter a unique email address by default to create and validate their identity (2FA). If for any reason the email address is already in the OpenCCC system and validated by another user, the user can choose to “Use mobile number instead” to complete the verification process.
If needed, the user can request that the verification code be resent, or they can return to the Sign In page, from the Verify Your Account screen.
Verification Code (English or Spanish)
The user will receive a security code in English or Spanishimmediately after entering their email address on the Create Your Account page. The language preference can be set at any time during the account creation or sign-in process.
Maximum of 3 attempts to enter the correct Verification code
If user cannot validate their code within the allotted attempts, they will be directed to contact Support.
Create Profile Pages
Following the sign in and verification process, the user is stepped through the required sections of the Account Profile, including Contact Information, Personal Information, and Credentials.
Contact Information: The user’s permanent address, with an option to self-identify as homeless.
Personal Information: The user’s legal name, preferred name, and birthdate.
Credentials: The user’s email, mobile phone number, and their preferred method of contact.
Account Data Field Changes
The majority of the existing OpenCCC Account data fields will continue to be collected and passed to the college.
Deprecated Data Fields
The Username field is no longer used in the new Account system <username>
The PIN Number field is no longer used in the Account System.
The legacy Preferred Name data fields (first, middle, last) have been simplified into one field.
Security Questions are no longer used in the Account creation or recovery processes.
Data Fields Moved to CCCApply
The Previous/Other Name fields have been moved to the new Profile page in CCCApply.
The Preferred Name question has been simplified to Middle & Last Name fields have been deprecated
The Social Security Number question and related data fields have been moved to the Profile page in CCCApply (Note: Standard Application ONLY).
Important Note: Existing OpenCCC account holders will be able to easily recover their account credentials and sign in the first time they return to the system. See Legacy Account Process for details.
Account Matching & De-Duplication
During the account creation or recovery process, or any time a user initiates the verification process, system searches for duplicate values. If a duplicate email address or mobile phone number is found, the “Account Exists” page displays with a “Recover Account” button.
If the user is attempting to create or recover an account using an email address or mobile number that is already associated with an existing account, the system will prompt the user to recover their account credentials using the Account Recovery process, or create a new account.
The system allows three (3) failed attempts to create or recover a user account.
New Account Recovery Process
The account recovery system has been redesigned to streamline the sign in process for students returning to CCCApply, CCC MyPath, or any of the online technology solutions.
What You Need to Know:
New simplified user interface offers clear instructions to existing users
Streamlined recovery process & password reset
No more required security questions
More options for self-serve account recovery
During the sign in process, if the system recognizes the user’s email or mobile phone number, the Account Exists page is displayed and the user is prompted to click the “Recover Account” button.
The Recover Accountpage is then displayed and the user is prompted to enter their Date of Birth and Last Name.
Once the user finishes the recovery process, the user should be forced to change their password. Only upon a successful password change will the account be recovered.
Once the account is recovered, user should see appropriate messaging, be auto logged in and systematically navigated to the correct place based on the URL/metadata.
Legacy OpenCCC Account Recovery Process
As of March 20, 2021, over 11 million OpenCCC accounts have been created by California Community Colleges students. With the implementation of the new account creation, matching, and recovery processes, legacy account holders will be prompted to update and verify their accounts by going through the recovery process in order to confirm unique credentials and comply with the new multi-factor authentication process. This one-time process is easy and clear to existing users. See screen shots below.
What is a Legacy OpenCCC Account?
A legacy account is a unique OpenCCC account that was created prior to the new system being launched in this release. Legacy accounts were created using a process that no longer exists, including the use of security questions and responses, usernames, and PIN numbers that are no longer used in the creation, matching, and recovery processes.
Legacy Account Recovery Process
On the new Sign In page, the user is prompted to enter their email address or mobile phone number.
If the user’s email address or mobile number is recognized by the system, the Account Exists page is displayed, directing the user to proceed through the Recover Account process.
During the recovery process, the user will be required to update their password.
Upon successful recovery and sign in, the user will be auto-directed and logged in to the application they intended to access.
The Update Password Requirement
Once the existing account holder attempts to sign in to the new system for the first time, they will be directed to the Update Password page, which is part of the account recovery process.
Security Note: Increased security measures have been implemented throughout the new Account creation and recovery processes. The Update Password process includes creating a password with more stringent and modern security practices. The required format is clearly specified.
24/7 Support for Students - The CCC Helpdesk provides account recovery help for students by phone at (877) 247-4836, or via the CCCHelp.info online support community.
New Edit Account Profile Process
Edit Account Profile Service
Edit Account System
One consolidated service for editing and storing user account information.
Users can access the Edit Account service from their CCCApply My Applications page(s) or from the Settings menu in the header of any CCCApply or MyPath application.
All Account fields can be edited.
Editable Data Fields
The following fields are included in the Account system. Required fields are marked with an asterisk.
Phone Number & Type
Preferred Method of Contact*
Legal First and Middle Names
Legal Last Name*
Permanent Address: City, State, and Zip Code*
No Permanent Address Homeless*
Watch this space for more information, FAQs, and tutorial materials about the new OpenCCC Account system and what it means for college and students.
Account Data Field Changes
See the Changes to Data Fields & Data Deliverysection for a complete list of all new and deprecated Account data fields, as well as the data fields that were movedfrom the OpenCCC Account system to the CCCApply applications. Data dictionaries and user documentation detailing all data field specifications are published and linked in the User Documentationsection below.
Changes to CCCApply Applications
A significant portion of this release will feature changes and enhancements to all CCCApply applications, as well as specific changes within individual CCCApply applications. Below is a list of the change sections.
The most significant changes being implemented to the CCCApply applications are related to the redesign and integration of the new Edit AccountProfile service, including the display, review and edit functionality that ensures the user’s account information is up-to-date and accurate as it is passed to the college through the CCCApply submitted applications.
These changes include moving the ability for users to view and edit their account information from inside the CCCApply applications to the My Applications page, the redesign and renaming of the Account Information page, and adding several account fields - which were removed from the OpenCCC Account Creation process - into CCCApply.
The changes described in this “Changes to All CCCApply Applications” section have been implemented in every CCCApply application, including the California Colleges Promise Grant application.
What Has Not Changed?
First-time users will still be auto-directed to their destination application immediately following account creation
Returning users will still land on their My Applications page after signing in to resume or start a new CCCApply application
Standard & Noncredit applications will still auto-fill from the user’s most recent submitted application (if within 2 years)
Returning users can still resume an in-progress - or review a submitted - application from their My Applications page
Applicants can still set their preferred language (English or Spanish) and link out to their OpenCCC Account from the Settings menu in any CCCApply application
Changes to the Edit Account Process in CCCApply
The most significant change being implemented to the CCCApply applications is the redesign of the Edit Account system and the ability for users to review and edit their OpenCCC account information from a page within the CCCApply application(s) itself. The new implementation has removed the Review Your OpenCCC Account display and link from the Account Information page and moved the section to the My Applications page; thus asking the user to ensure their account information is current and accurate before resuming or starting a new application.
Note: Users also have access to their OpenCCC Account at any time from the Settings menu in the header of all CCCApply application pages.
Changes to the Account Information Page in CCCApply
As part of the new OpenCCC Account integration with CCCApply, the following changes to the Account Information page were made consistently across each of the CCCApply applications.
BEFORE: The Old Account Information Page
The Account Information page appeared in every CCCApply application, including the CCCApply International application and the CC Promise Grant application.
The top section of the page - known as the Review OpenCCC Account Information - displayedtheuser’s existing account information details and a link to edit their account data as needed.
Any edits made to their account information were stored and passed to the college with the application data at the time of submission.
AFTER: The New Profile Page
The previous Account Information page has been redesigned and is now called the Profilepage.
The Profile page will now appear in every CCCApply application, including the CC Promise Grant.
The Review OpenCCC Account Information section has been moved to the My Applications page.
The Previous/Other Name Fields
As part of the OpenCCC Account redesign, the “Previous Name” question (and all associated data fields) has been moved to the Profile page in all CCCApply applications.
No changes were made to the data fields or the question format, conditions, or error validations.
Changes to the My Applications Page
Consistent with the changes made to align with the new OpenCCC Edit Account system and the legacy edit account modules in CCCApply, the new My Applications page in CCCApply features the new Account Information section display and “Edit My Account” link to OpenCCC.
New My Applications Page Interface Design
New modern interface design and user flow, consistent with all Student Success Suite applications.
Settings menu includes English/Spanish language toggle and link to OpenCCC Account.
New Account Information Section & Account Integration
New Account Information section and data integration displays the user’s existing account information and link to the OpenCCC Edit Account system.
Logic added to display a user notification message if account data is older than 120 days, encouraging the user to review and update their information if needed.
Bug fixes in the CCCApply Standard & Noncredit Application
Social Security Number Question Moves to the CCCApply Profile Page
The Social Security Number question recently redesigned in 2020 has been moved from the Account system to the new Profile page in the CCCApply Standard Application (only).
Social Security Number Question Notes
New streamlined layout design released in 2020
Question moved to the new Profile page in the Standard App only
No changes were made to onscreen text or Help language
SSN information from existing accounts will be auto-populated into CCCApply if available
No changes were made to the existing SSN data fields
If SSN data exists, values will continue to pass to college through Standard App downloads/Glue
NOTE: Social Security Number information is now ONLY collected in the CCCApply Standard Application
See more Social Security Number question screenshots.
The Parent/Guardian Information Question Redesign
In response to multiple requests from colleges to improve the way CCCApply identifies the dependency status of minors in the Standard & Noncredit application, the CCCApply product team, in conjunction with the CCCApply Steering Committee and the CCC Chancellor’s Office, has revised the layout of the Parent/Guardian Information question to minimize confusion and help minors self-identify their dependency status accurately.
Changes Support More Accurate Dependency Status Data
The purpose of the Parent/Guardian Information question is to determine a minor student’s dependency status based on the criteria mandated by the California education code and the Student Admissions & Account Manual (SAAM) governed by the CCCCO.
The question layout has been redesigned but was not moved from the Profilepage.
The question only appears IF the applicant is Under 19 years old. This has not changed.
Minor changes were made to the question language under the guidance and approval of the CCC Chancellor’s Office.
New Response Option for Foster Youth Minors
To better support minors who are or were in foster care any time after their 13th birthday select the correct response option to determine their dependency status, a new response option was added to the <dependent_status> data field.
The language used for the foster youth option was approved by the CCC Chancellor’s Office and the John Burton Foundation.
Data Field Notes
No other changes were made to the existing data fields or the question format, conditions, or error validations.
The original response options didn’t change, we just flipped the format of how they are displayed:
New Layout for the Parent/Guardian Information Question
BEFORE: Old Parent/Guardian Information Layout
Current version layout is confusing, causing minors to select the wrong response option and thereby resulting in the wrong Dependency Status for the minor.
The previous order of response options has led to a high number of students to claim they are independent minors when they are actually dependent minors under the care and control of a parent or guardian.
AFTER: The New Parent/Guardian Information Layout
The new layout changes and the new order of the response options makes it easier for dependent students to accurately self-identify as a minor under the care and control of a parent or guardian.
The order of the response options (radio buttons) has been flipped, placing the option, “I have a parent or guardian”, to the first position - as the majority of minors are dependents and do have a parent or guardian.
The new option for foster youth minors is now prominently displayed for this demographic.
The language changes are more inclusive of AB540 and eligible nonresident students.
No changes were made to the <dependent_status> data field, display conditions, or error validations.
New Ability to Display Different Terms in the Noncredit Application
This enhancement was requested by the CCCApply Noncredit Application Sub-committee in order to allow different terms to display depending on the CCCApply application being submitted. In order to facilitate this customization, a new “App Type” configurable setting has been added to the Terms module in the CCCApply Administrator for the Standard and Noncredit Applications.
Display Different Terms in the Noncredit Application
Colleges can now configure CCCApply Terms to display (appear) in either the Standard Application, the Noncredit Application, or both applications using the new “Application Type” setting in the CCCApply Administrator.
Using the new admin setting, colleges have the ability to display unique term codes, descriptions, start & end dates, and open & close dates in their Noncredit Application.
Set Up Information: To display
Updates to the CCCApply Administrator
This section describes the enhancements, bug fixes, and other updates completed in the CCCApply Administrator.
In This Section:
New “Application Type” Setting Added to the Terms Module to support Noncredit Applications
Updates to Error Message Language for Terms & Majors Uploads
App / Section
Fix or Change Description
New “Application Type” Setting Added to the Terms Module
Implement Different Terms in the Noncredit Application
A new “Application Type” setting has been added to the Terms module for the Standard & Noncredit Application (only) to allow colleges to implement different terms in their Noncredit Application, if desired.
Using the Application Type setting, unique terms intended solely for the Noncredit Application could have different term codes, term descriptions, start & end dates, and open & close dates compared to their Standard Application.
The Application Type acts like a flag, and is not a downloadable field.
The new setting is designed to be backwards compatible; if the college is not using the Noncredit Application, or opts not to set up different terms for each application, do not need to do anything to prepare for this enhancement.
Important Implementation Notes
New and existing Terms can implement the Application Type setting manually or using the Import Terms process.
IF the college chooses to implement the Application Type setting for one Term, then ALL TERMS MUST BE UPDATED with the Application Type setting.
Colleges that are not using the Noncredit Application do NOT have to do anything (make any changes) to their existing Terms set up for CCCApply.
The Application Type setting is NOT implemented in the International Application.
Using the Application Type setting is OPTIONAL; the default state when the new setting is not employed - is to display all Terms in both the Standard & Noncredit Applications.
Standard App Noncredit App International App
Improve Error Message Language for Importing Terms & Majors
Standard App Noncredit App International App Promise Grant App
Expand Allowable Row Limit for Reset Downloads and Spam Filter Utility
Increased Maximum Number of Applications that can be reset for download or retagged in the Spam Filter UI at one time has been increased from 20 to 100.
CCCApply Admin Tools & Services
The CCCApply Administrator is the admin configuration tool for the CCCApply Applications and the CC Promise Grant Application. The Spam Filter UI and Reset Downloads utilities are modules in the Administrator.
The CCCApply Report Centeris a robust, integrated business intelligence reporting tool (TIBCO/Jasper) that provides real-time data analysis and submitted application reports for all CCCApply applications, state and national schools & colleges, and other related CCCApply data sources.
Consistent with all Student Success Suite applications, CCC MyPath has completed a comprehensive user interface upgrade to streamline and support your students onboarding experience.
New OpenCCC Account Integration
Ensuring continuity across all Student Success Suite applications, the integration of the new OpenCCC Account system starts and ends with CCC MyPath.
NEW CCC MyPath Tenant Admin User Provisioning Process
During the Productiondeployment on January 28, 2022, CCC MyPath college administrator accounts (Tenant Admin accounts) were migrated to the Student Success Suite’s new, secure identity management system.
Tenant Admin Users: Existing CCC MyPath Administrators (Tenant Admin accounts) will be contacted to work with the CCCTC Enabling Services Implementation & Configuration Engineer (ICE) to walk through the simple account migration process to update their existing accounts. Meanwhile, users will not be blocked from access using your existing credentials.
Again, this migration should not affect access to existing MyPath Tenant Admin accounts; however, if you or a colleague have an authorized Tenant Admin account and do experience an issue with that account, please contact CCCTC Staff Support at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
CCC MyPath Administrators - Action Requested: Support engineers are available to help existing users with the migration process. Please contact Enabling Services to complete the process today.
Many of the legacy system data fields will still to be collected from students during account creation and delivered to colleges through submitted CCCApply applications and CCCMyPath. Below are some notable change log notes on these fields.
Brief Description & Change Notes
Brief Description & Change Notes
Users must provide a unique email address (required). Email addresses can no longer be shared across family members.
Verification of User Identity & Sign In
If used for sign-in authentication, the user’s email address must have a valid format and must be verified with a security code during account creation.
If selected by the user as their preferred method of contact, the email address must have a valid format and must be verified with a security code.
Providing a phone number to create an OpenCCC account is no longer required; however, the optional use of a mobile phone number will now play a more integral role in account creation, two-factor authentication, and providing consent to colleges, institutions and other entities, to contact the user for purposes related to application(s), registration, and student onboarding.
The Phone Number field (“mainphone” in CCCApply) now supports both domestic and international phone numbers.
Verification of User Identity & Sign In Credentials
If the user chooses to use their phone number for the Create & Verify phase of account creation, the phone number used must:
be a valid mobilephone number
be verified using a security code, and
comply with the static disclaimer of consent to receive periodic messages.
Consent to Receive Text Messages
By providing your cell phone number, you consent to receiving periodic messages. Message frequency may vary. Message and data rates may apply. Text "HELP" for help. Text "STOP" to cancel.
Preferred Method of Contact
Similar to the requirements for authentication, If the user chooses to make their mobile phone number their “preferred method of contact”, the phone number must:
be a valid mobile phone number, and
be verified with a security code.
NOTE: The new Phone Type field is set by default if the user creates and verifies their account with a mobile phone, but must be edited/updated manually if their Phone Number is changed after account creation.
No Permanent Address: Homeless
Identifying if the user is homeless or not is now a required question asked during the Create Profile phase of Account creation.
The format of the question has changed from an optional checkbox field to a required Yes/No response to “Are you currently homeless?”
If the user answers Yes then the permanent address fields do NOT display and the user is prompted to continue with the account creation process.
If the user returns to edit or update this response in their Account Profile, the permanent address fields are displayed and the user must respond to all required fields.
Improved security measures have been implemented into the Password field for users. In addition, the ability for user’s to retrieve, reset, and/or change their password is now possible without contacting technical support.
The format of the Preferred Name question has changed to an optional, text input field. This change accompanies the removal of the legacy fields collecting the user’s preferred first, middle, and/or last name.
The Other/Previous Name question and fields was removed from the OpenCCC account system, and moved to the Profile Page in all three CCCApply applications. No changes were made to the format of the question, data fields, or error validation. These data will continue to pass to colleges at the time of application submission.
All CCCApply Apps
Social Security Number / Taxpayer ID
The Social Security Number question and all related data fields (listed below) have been removed from the OpenCCC Account system and moved to the Profile page in the CCCApply Standard application (only). No changes were made to the format of the question, data fields, or error validation. If collected during completion of the Standard application, or if the values existed in the user’s legacy Account, the SSN/TIN values will continue to pass to the college at the time of application submission.
Standard CCCApply Only
Primary & Secondary Phone Authorized Text Message
Following the production deployment of this release (SSS v.1.0), the following list of data fields below are no longer collected as part of the new OpenCCC Account (2.0) system and will not be passed with new CCCApply submitted applications data. Although deprecated fields will remain stored in the Apply database, legacy data cannot be updated by users through the new Edit Account interface.
Main Phone Extension
Main Phone Authorized Text Message
No First Name (flag)
No Middle Name
Preferred Middle Name
Preferred Last Name
Second Phone Number
Second Phone Number Extension
Second Phone Authorized Text Message
Second Phone International
Security Questions 1 - 3
Important: All data field changes - including deprecated fields - across all SSS applications are backwards compatible with your existing data downloads and SuperGlue for Apply implementations. However, all newdata fields are only being added to SuperGlue for Apply (SGv1.4.0).
The new OpenCCC Account system (2.0) has been designed to impose minimal impacts on colleges using CCCApply and CCC MyPath. All user account data - including contact information and personal information fields, remain integrated with existing applications and will continue to be stored and passed to colleges via SuperGlue for Apply, the CCCApply Report Center, and CCCApply downloads.
New data fields will no longer be delivered via the CCCApply Download Client. Colleges are encouraged to implement SuperGluefor Apply as the primary delivery method for CCCApply application data.
Data Delivery With SuperGlue for Apply
As of July 1, 2022, all new CCCApply application and OpenCCC Account data will be delivered to colleges through the SuperGlue for Apply service only. The CCCApply Download Client will remain operational for existing/legacy data fields, but will not include any new data.
Between now and June 30, 2022, only new state legislative or MIS mandated fields will be added to the Download Client. All other non-mandated fields will be available through SuperGlue for Apply only.
Get Started on Your SuperGlue for ApplyImplementation Get ready for real-time delivery of CCCApply application data directly to your college ERP/SIS! Contact your College Relationship Manager (CRM) at the CCCTC Enabling Services office to schedule a demo and get started on your implementation of SuperGlue for Apply today .
CCCApply Download Client Begins End-of-Life Cycle
In FY2021-22, the CCC Tech Center began outlining steps to sunset the CCCApply Download Client as a supported data delivery service for the CCCApply applications. End-of-life activities include moving the Download Client to maintenance mode and communicating to colleges that all only new state legislative and MIS mandated data fields will be added to the Download Client moving forward. OpenCCC and CCCApply application data fields will only be delivered via the SuperGlue for Apply service.
As a reminder, the CCCApply Download Client is backwards compatible and will still be able to deliver data for existing Account and CCCApply data fields.
AB540 Tuition Exemption URL Links on the Special Links & Opportunities Page are Broken
CHANGED: To ensure these two bad (and possibly malicious) web links - that refer AB540-eligible students to more information - are immediately addressed in this release, the following solution was implemented:
Remove the two links of text and links to the defunct AB540 web site;
Modify the existing text to: ”You may be eligible for a special tuition waiver. Fill out and submit to your college admissions office the AB540 Tuition Exemption Request Form.”
Display the current and correct link to the AB540 Tuition Exemption Request Form below the updated text.
Standard App Noncredit App
Minor Spanish Translation Errors Reported by Colleges
Under the "Cuidadania/Militar" section - Space needed separating the month.
Under the "Informacion demografica" section - HEMBRA is not appropriate translation, term used for animals.
Space added to text.
In the "Informacion demografica" section, the term HEMBRA was changed to “Femenino”.
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