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Priority registration allows you to register early so you can get into courses before
they fill up. To be eligible, you must participate in orientation, complete the assessment process for math and English or ESL, and develop an Education Plan with your counselor.
This process will help you to clearly define your goals, stay on track, and take the
most direct route from start to finish. If you are in a degree or certificate program
or planning to transfer to a four-year university, achieving and maintaining priority
registration is a crucial part of getting into the courses you need to reach your
Students may register for classes online through InSite/WebAdvisor or in person at the Admissions and Records Office. Online registration is available
24 hours a day during the priority registration period and during open registration.
In person registration begins after the priority period ends. See the calendar of
important dates in the Schedule of Classes for the first day of open registration.
Students registering in person must have a completed Schedule Request Form and a photo
Priority registration dates and times are listed in InSite/WebAdvisor under the Registration menu. Students may register for classes until midnight the
day before the class begins. On or after the first class meeting, students must obtain
permission to add from the instructor. Instructors give permission to add by issuing
4-digit add codes which should be used online.
Registration appointment schedule
EOPS, DSPS, Veterans, CalWORKs, and Foster Youth
Athletes, early graduation applicants, and DSPS note-takers
Continuing DVC students
•Registration dates for continuing students are assigned according to the number of
units completed. See WebAdvisor for your specific registration date and time.
New Matriculated students
•New students must have assessment, orientation, and educational plan (COUN 095) completed
•Previously attended (absent three terms or more)
May 9 -
November 28-December 7
Continuing and Returning students
•Any student over 100 degree applicable units- includes units completed within the
district only (CCC, DVC, LMC)**
•Students who are on academic or progress probation/dismissal for two or more consecutive
New Non-matriculated students and Exempt students
• New students who choose to not participate in matriculation services including exempt
students (those with AA degree or higher)
•Students remain in this group until orientation, assessment, and educational plan
(COUN 095) are completed
Concurrent High School student
•Registration begins for high school students who will be in 11th and 12th grade during
fall 2016. In-person registration only at the Admissions and Records Office
•Any student may register during open registration (in person)
**Registration appointment appeal
Beginning with fall 2014 registration, students may appeal their registration appointment
only if they have lost their priority based on probation/dismissal or are over 100 units.
Appeals are accepted during specific registration time periods. Please refer to the
Registration Appointment Appeal form for these dates. Students will receive a response by email within 3-5 business
days. Please check your InSite email daily.
Early graduation application for early registration option
In order to give students who are close to graduation or transfer an advantage in
registering for the remaining classes needed in their last semester, students may
apply for an early registration appointment by submitting an early application to
graduate in the semester before their planned graduation date. View qualifying criteria for the early registration option.
Add codes are required to add a class through InSite/WebAdvisor as of the first class
meeting. Add codes are valid until the last day to add as listed in the calendar of
important dates in the schedule of classes for full term classes. Short term classes have different deadlines and students must
check with their instructor for details. Add codes for both full term and short term
classes will expire by midnight on the last day to add. Students may not share add
codes; they may only be used once. Log in to InSite/WebAdvisor to register for a class using an add code. Select "Late Registration Using Add Code"
under the WebAdvisor Registration menu. Students registering in person on or after
the first class meeting must have a completed Schedule Request form with an add code or instructor signature.
Students are responsible for dropping classes and adhering to drop deadlines. Non-attendance
or non-payment of a class will not remove the student from enrollment and will not
remove the responsibility to pay the registration fees. Students who do not drop a
class may receive an “F” for the term. Students may drop classes online through InSite/WebAdvisor or in person at the Admissions and Records Office. * We do not accept drop requests via fax.* Students dropping classes in person must have a completed Schedule Request form and photo ID. See the calendar of important dates in the schedule of classes for drop deadlines for full term classes. Short term classes have different deadlines
and students must check with their instructor for deadline information.
Online registration is available 24 hours a day through InSite/WebAdvisor. If you are enrolled in the current semester, you may use the online system to add
or drop classes. For more information and detailed step-by-step online registration
instructions, see the schedule of classes or click on registration instructions on the InSite/WebAdvisor home page.
Late add petitions
Students with extenuating circumstances (documentation may be requested) may be able
to add a class after the last day to add. Students should go to the subject department
dean to obtain a late add form. If the dean determines the student meets the criteria
for adding at such a late time, a late add petition will be given to the student by
the division dean. Once the instructor signs the form, the student must obtain the
dean’s signature. The student must return the completed and signed late add form to
the Admissions and Records Office, within five days of the dean’s signature, to add
Certain courses have prerequisite requirements. Prerequisites are courses that must
be completed with a passing grade before taking the desired course. For example, elementary
algebra is a prerequisite to intermediate algebra. All course prerequisites are listed
in both the schedule of classes under each course, and in the college catalog. All prerequisites are enforced by the Admissions and Records Office; they cannot
There are several ways to satisfy a prerequisite. Students may:
- Complete the prerequisite class
- Assess into a class through assessment testing
- Present AP test scores
- Present transcripts or report cards from other schools showing the equivalent of the
prerequisite course has been passed
A student wishing to show that a prerequisite has been satisfied should submit a prerequisite form with documented proof attached to the Admissions and Records Office. This should be
submitted at least 3 business days before a student’s registration date. This is to
ensure that all blocks are removed from InSite/WebAdvisor, and registration will go smoothly.
If a prerequisite is approved, admissions and records will clear the prerequisite
block from InSite/WebAdvisor, so a student may register online. If a prerequisite
is denied a student will be notified via InSite email, telephone or mail. Only students
whose prerequisite forms are denied will be contacted. Students should allow 3 business
days for the processing of their forms.
Prerequisite challenges are offered on a case by case basis. In the event that Admissions
and Records cannot approve a prerequisite, but the student meets certain criteria,
we may recommend submitting a prerequisite challenge form, which will be reviewed
and decided by the subject department dean. These criteria are:
- The prerequisite course has not been made readily available
- The student has satisfied the prerequisite in another way (documentation required).
Prerequisite challenge forms are available in the Admissions and Records Office. They
should be filled out and all documented proof attached. They are to be submitted to
Admissions and Records on or after the registration date. Students will be registered
in the class at the time the form is submitted; the form will not be accepted prior
to a student's registration date. Admissions and Records will forward the form and
documentation to the department dean for review. The department has 5 business days
to make a determination. If they approve the challenge, the student remains in class.
If the challenge is denied, the student will be dropped and notified immediately by
the Admissions and Records Office.
Students wanting to register in a course which conflicts in time with another course
must complete a Course Conflict Agreement form. This form must be signed by the instructor of the course that will be missed as
well as the department dean. Submit the completed and signed form at the time of registration
to the Admissions and Records Office.
If a student drops a course by mistake, they may be reinstated with permission of
the instructor and the Admissions and Records Office. Students must come in person
to the Admissions and Records Office to obtain a stamped reinstatement form within two business days of the drop. The reinstatement form must be signed by the instructor and returned to the Admissions
and Records Office within the next two business days in order to be reinstated. If
the signed form is not returned to the office within two business days, the student
must complete an appeal petition.