Priority registration allows you to register earlier 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 goals.
Students may register for classes online through InSite or in person at the Admissions and Records Office. Online registration is available 24 hours a day. 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 ID.
Priority registration dates and times are listed in InSite 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.
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 InSite for your specific registration date and time.
New Matriculated students•New students must have assessment, orientation, and educational plan (COUN 095) completed
Returning students•Previously attended (absent three terms or more)
November 27-December 6
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 semesters**
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
Students may appeal their registration appointment onlyif 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.
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 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 to register for a class using an add code. Select "Late Registration Using Add Code" under the InSite 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 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 . 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 home page.
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 the class.
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 be waived.
There are several ways to satisfy a prerequisite. Students may:
A student wishing to show that a prerequisite has been satisfied should submit a prerequisite form with documented proof (official or unofficial transcript) 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 and registration will go smoothly.
If a prerequisite is approved, admissions and records will clear the prerequisite block so a student may register online or in person. Students will be notified via InSite email whether their request is approved or denied. Students should allow 3 business days for processing.
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:
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 and will be notified of the approval. 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.