Registration | Registration appointment schedule | Late add period | Dropping classes | Online registration
Late add petitions | Prerequisites | Prerequisite challenges | Course conflicts | Reinstatement

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Once you've found the classes you want to take, you can go directly to InSite to register.


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 placement 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. Learn more about the late registration process.

Registration appointment schedule

Spring 2024

November 13-14 Group 1: Priority registration for EOPS/DSPS/Veterans/Foster Youth/CalWORKs/Homeless Youth/Former Homeless Youth/Students w/dependent children under 18
November 15 Group 2: Note takers, early graduation, athletes
November 16-17 Group 3A: Continuing students with 45-75 units
November 20-21 Group 3B: Continuing with 0-44.99 units and CCAP DUEHS students
November 22 Group 3C: Recent matriculated high school graduates
November 27-28 Group 3D: Continuing students with 75.01-99 units
November 30 Group 3E: New matriculated and returning students with less than 100 units
December 4 Group 4: Continuing and returning students over 100 degree applicable units or on 2nd semester
January 2-3 Group 5: New non-matriculated
January 9 Group 6: Concurrent high school students
January 10 Group 7: All regular college students open/walk-in registration


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 period

To add a class after it begins you will need to speak with the instructor. If the instructor has space in the course and is willing to take additional students they will grant you permission to add the class through Student Planning on InSite portal. Once you have obtained permission (via text message notification, email or alert on the portal) follow the steps below:

  1. Log into InSite. 
  2. Click on the "Registration" tile and select "Register from your Ed Plan".
  3. If you have the class pre-added then move on to #4. If you do not have the class added to the plan then search for it using the search box on the upper right corner of the screen. 
  4. Once it is on your plan a note should appear that says "Authorized to Add". If you do not see it make sure to double check the section number and class information. 
  5. Click "Register". Verify that the course is added by checking your schedule. 

For more information please go to "how to add courses during the add period".

Dropping classes 

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 

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.

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 may request late adds from the instructor. Once the form is submitted, the instructor and dean will review and sign the form, if approved, and Admissions and Records will add you to the class within 2 business days.


Certain courses have prerequisite requirements. Prerequisites are courses that must be completed with a passing grade before taking the desired course. For example, students may not enroll in English 123 without first passing English 122 or equivalent with a "C" grade or higher.

Courses with a corequisite require that a student has successfully completed the course in a prior term or is enrolled in the corequisite course in the same term. Please note: Dropping a class with a corequisite will result in a drop from both classes.

All course prerequisites and corequisites 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:

  • Complete the prerequisite class
  • Use the online placement process to satisfy a prerequisite
  • 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 (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 

Prerequisite challenges are offered on a case by case basis. In the event that Admissions and Records cannot approve a prerequisite equivalency, we may recommend submitting a prerequisite challenge form which will be reviewed and decided by the discipline faculty and department chair. The criteria for submitting a challenge 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 through the Admissions and Records Office. They should be completely filled out and all documented proof attached. They are to be submitted to Admissions and Records only on or after the students 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 discipline faculty and department chair 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.

If you would like to request a prerequisite challenge form please email

Course conflicts 

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.