Information on requesting clearance for prerequisites can be found here.
The Registration Calendar lists the registration dates for each student type for each term. Students may check their assigned date in their MyVCCCD portal under under Pages and clicking on "Registration & Payments".
All course registration is completed through your MyVCCCD portal under Pages and clicking on "Registration & Payments".
View the How to Register Video (English/Spanish)for step by step instructions.
Print a copy of your Student Schedule/Bill to verify your registration in your MyVCCCD portal under Pages and clicking on "Registration & Payments". Your Schedule/Bill provides the names of your instructors, days, times and locations of class meetings, and the deadline dates that apply to each class.
Students may have the option of placing themselves on a waitlist for closed classes. If a seat opens up, waitlisted students will automatically be registered in the class in order of their priority on the waitlist. Students will be notified through MyVCCCD email when they are moved into a course off the waitlist and prompted to pay for the course to finalize registration.
A waitlist allows the student to wait for an open seat in a full class. Being on a waitlist does not guarantee enrollment in the class. If an enrolled student drops, the open seat may be filled by the next student on the waitlist in priority order. Payment within 24 hours is required to complete enrollment in the class.
If a seat does not open up, the student may request an add code from the instructor before the last day to add deadline for the specific CRN listed in the online Schedule of Classes. If the instructor agrees to add the student and gives the student an add code, students must utilize the add code in their MyVCCCD portal to register in the course. Payment for the course must be made to finalize registration.
Students are not officially enrolled until their name appears on the current faculty class roster. Canvas is not the official class roster.
The waitlist process functions different for semester length classes versus short term classes. Please consult the start and end dates of your course carefully to determine which process applies.
Semester Length Classes
The waitlist process extends through the end of the first week of the semester and applies to semester length classes only. That means students can still add their names onto waitlists for the first (1st) week of the semester and add authorization numbers will not be needed until the beginning of the second (2nd) week of the semester.
As students drop classes and adjust their schedules during the first week and as you drop no-show enrolled students, their movement out of a class will open up a seat and the first waitlisted student will automatically be enrolled. This will then allow all other students on the waitlist to move up a position and create space for a new student to add their name to the waitlist.
Short Term Classes
Waitlists for short term classes close the day before the class begins.
Students that are waitlisted will have access to Canvas. When a student is waitlisted, they will show up on the roster as waitlisted.
They will only have access to Canvas as a waitlisted student for up to 14 days for semester length classes. Students waitlisted in short term classes will have access to Canvas as a waitlisted student for up to 3 days.
This means if the student is not officially registered after the time allotted was a waitlist student, they will be automatically dropped from the waitlist and lose access to Canvas.
Add authorization codes are faculty permissions for a student to enroll in a class. They will not work if a student has time conflicts, is attempting to exceed their maximum number of units, has taken the class the maximum number of times allowed or has not met the enforced prerequisites.
Add authorization codes are created on the first Friday of the semester. The codes are unique to each CRN, non-transferable, and can only be used once. The add authorization codes are valid up until the day before the census date of the class.
Students are not required to be on the waitlist to add a course with an add authorization code, but priority must be given to those students on the waitlist.
Student Registration and Payment
Students registering for a course with an add authorization code must pay the same day to finalize registration. If a student fails to pay the same day they register, they will be dropped from the class. For detailed information about Paying for College, visit the Paying for Collegepage.
If students are waitlisted in a class and are now registering with an add authorization code, they must first drop the waitlisted course and re-add the same class. They will be prompted to enter the code. If students neglect to drop the class first, they will receive an error message saying they are trying to enroll in a duplicate course.