CCCApply 2016 Annual Report

Welcome to the 2016 CCCApply Annual Report. This page includes links to detailed and summary information for the 2016 Annual Update (Release 5.4.0) on March 31, 2016,

Scroll down for release notes and other information from earlier OpenCCCApply releases in 2015, including implemented approved change requests and general information from the CCCApply Steering Committee.  

Preview the 2016 Annual Update Changes and the International Application on the Pilot Site

The 2016 Annual Update - including the launch of the new CCCApply International Application v1 - is available to preview and test on the Pilot environment. The production release is scheduled for March 31, 2016. All support requests should be posted on the site.

2016 Annual Update

2015-2016 Release Notes Summaries

CCCApply Standard Application and OpenCCC Account

CCC Administrator & CCC Report Center

Board of Governors (BOG) Fee Waiver Application 

International Application 

Pilot (Beta) Environment


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2016 Annual Update


Janaury 1, 2016 - 2016-2017 BOG Fee Waiver Application released to the production server; available to colleges and students.

March 14, 2016 -  Annual Update changes appear on the Pilot environment for preview by colleges. 

March 14, 2016 - New CCCApply International Application code on the Pilot environment for preview by colleges.

March 31, 2016 - Annual Update changes go live on the production server for students.

March 31, 2016 - New CCCApply International Application code available on production server for students (Get started on the implementation project.) 

Approved Change Requests

Full list of approved change requests being implemented in the March 2016 Annual Update. 

New Data Fields & Other Changes to Download Files

Expand the link below to see the new data fields that have been added to the OpenCCC account and CCCApply applications.

Data field value changes have also been made to the Foster Youth Status field <fy_status> and the Miltary Status field <military_status>. Please follow the links to the change specification documents for details on these changes and how to implement them in your system. 

OpenCCC Account

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New Preferred Name Fields


New SSN Exception Field


Standard Application

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Check Your Download Client & Java Versions

In order to implement the new 2016 data fields and the data field value changes, you may need to upgrade to Java version 7. We recommend that your IT staff review the information in Download Client Solutions for March 2016. For more information about Downloads, please reference the CCCApply Download Client User Guide v.2016.1,


Residency Logic Fields

The following changes were made to the residency logic in the CCCApply Standard Application. Click the links to go to the change specification documents for details.



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New Data Dictionaries are now available for each of the 2016 OpenCCCApply applications. Click on the links below start downloading the document PDFs. 

CCCApply Standard Application Data Dictionary v.2016.1

CCCApply International Application Data Dictionary v.2016.1

2016-2017 BOG Fee Waiver Application Specification

CCCApply User Guides  



Annual Development & Release Cycle

The annual development and release cycle typically begins in April for the following year's annual update release. 















Accept and evaluate requests

























Draft specifications

























Finalize specifications

























Program changes

























Develop test plan

























Develop messaging to users

























TEST changes

























Program corrections

























Implement changes on Pilot Site                        

Implement messaging to users

























Validate and sign-off changes

























Go LIVE on Production

























Plan next year’s enhancements






















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CCCApply Standard Application & OpenCCC Student Account


CCCApply Steering Committee

The CCCApply Steering Committee is comprised of 40 California Community College administrators and staff from Admissions & Records, Enrollment Services, Financial Aid, Institutional Research, IT, Student Services, and other Departments. Members are selected from colleges across the state, including northern, southern, Bay Area, eastern colleges, as well as large and small colleges. The Steering Committee meets bi-monthly and alternates between in-person and online meetings.

Change requests received via the CCC College Support Site are presented to the Steering Committee at each meeting (time permitting), and are either approved, deferred, or declined. View all the change requests (pending and implemented). 

The following information is available on the CCCApply Project Site and updated regularly:

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Change Management Process

The product manager and support services collect and evaluate change requests for colleges and present them to the CCCApply Steering Committee at their bi-monthly meetings. The Committee will evaluate each request and approve, defer or decline the request based on need and how it affects the application for all colleges. Requests must meet the needs of all or the majority of colleges to be approved, such as state legislative mandates, state residency regulations, and CCCCO MIS reporting requirements. Change requests should be submitted to the Product Manager through the CCC College Support Site, and should a needs and benefits statement and supporting documentation.

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Getting to the PILOT Site Applications URLs

Remember to include your college's MIS code to the end of each application URL


PILOT ApplicationNEW PILOT Application URL

PILOT CCCApply Standard Application

*Replace the XXX with your college MIS code.

PILOT BOG Application URL

*Replace the XXX with your college MIS code.

PILOT International Application URL

*Replace the XXX with your college MIS code. 


Downloads URL Attributes

Application for Download

CCCApply Application
BOG Application
International Application