Register for Classes

Registration Appointment

  • New students will receive their registration appointment once they have completed the orientation and advising session.
  • Continuing, some Returning (based on academic history), and Personal Enrichment students will be notified by email of their WebSMART registration date.



Spring 2021 Priority Registration Dates

To receive a priority registration date, students must be in good standing. “Good Standing” is defined as students who are not on academic/progress probation (for two consecutive semesters), or on dismissal, or have not earned more than 100 degree applicable units.

October 30

Counselors’ deadline to submit Student Educational Plans for students (Noon)

November 4

Priority registration for EOPS, DRC, CalWORKs, Veterans, Homeless Youth & Foster Youth; Current Student Educational Plan required except for Foster Youth

November 5

Priority registration for Athletes, Honors Students, Associated Student Board, TRIO, Promise students, & International students; Current Student Educational Plan required

November 6-9

Priority registration for continuing students with current Student Educational Plan by unit value earned

November 10

Online registration for continuing Middle College students and PEP students

November 11

Online registration for new & returning students; Current student educational plan required

November 12-16

Online registration for all new and continuing students

November 17

Online registration for concurrent students & new Middle College students

November 18

Online registration for all students including students who are on probation or have earned greater than 100 degree-applicable units


January 19

Day & Evening Classes begin

January 19 - February 1

Late registration on a space available basis (See Instructor for late add authorization code)




How to Register

After completing the previous steps, register online using WebSMART on or after your assigned registration date. Click here if you need step-by-step instructions on using WebSMART to register.


How to Drop a Class (Withdraw)

Classes may be dropped without the instructor's approval. Withdrawal from a class or classes must be initiated by the student by the appropriate deadline date. There are three important deadlines, see Academic Calendar for dates:

  • Last day to drop a semester-long classes with eligibility for fee credit or partial refund
  • Last day to drop a class so that it does not appear on your record
  • Last day to officially withdraw from semester long classes with assurance of a "W" grade

To drop a class:

  1. Log intoWebSMART
  2. Click on Registration
  3. Click on Registration Add/Drop Classes
  4. Select the term and click "Submit" Note: At this point you may be asked to confirm your personal information
  5. On the Registration Add/Drop page, find the class you want to drop and change the drop down menu from "None" to "Drop."
  6. Click on Submit Changes


About Prerequisites and Co-requisites

Many classes require prerequisites and/or corequisites. Here are the definitions of those terms:

  • PREREQUISITE is a condition of enrollment that a student is required to meet in order to demonstrate readiness for enrollment in a course or educational program.
  • COREQUISITE is a condition of enrollment consisting of a course that a student is required to simultaneously take in order to enroll in another course.
  • RECOMMENDED is advisory only. The “recommended” notation reflects a condition of enrollment that is strongly advised but not required, to meet before or in conjunction with enrollment in a course or educational program.


Pre-requisites Checking and Registration Blocks

Courses with a prerequisite have computerized blocking in place. If you have not met the prerequisite(s) through either prerequisite course completion or placement, you will be blocked from enrolling in these courses.

Even if you secure an authorization code from the instructor, the block remains and you will be unable to register if the prerequisite requirement has not been met. If you believe you have met the prerequisite or you wish to challenge it, you should see a counselor.

Students who fail to meet the prerequisite or co-requisite requirements will be involuntarily dropped from the course.


Pre-requisite Challenge Procedures

Prerequisite challenges must be submitted to Admissions & Records prior to the first day of the term. Challenging course prerequisites or corequisites requires written documentation that explains the alternative course work, background, and/or abilities that prepare a student for the course.