Registration

Registration

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 ID.

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.

Refer to the chart below for the priority registration appointment schedule.

Student Status

Fall 
2013

 Spring
 2014

EOPS, DSS, Veterans, CalWORKs, and Foster Youth

April 29

November 25

Athletes, early graduation applicants and DSS note-takers

May 1

November 27

Continuing DVC students
● Priority registration group order:
Group 1: 70.9-45 Group 2: 99.9-71
Group 3: 44.9-0 Group 4: 100 or greater

May 2

December 2-

December 13

Returning Students
● Previously attended (absent three terms or more)

 May 14

December 14

New Matriculated Students
● Never attended college – completed COUNS-095
● Transfer student – completed orientation form; or earned associate degree or higher and completed exemption form

 May 14

December 14

New non-matriculated Students
● Never attended college – did not complete COUNS-095
● Transfer student – did not meet with a counselor

 June 3

January 3

Registration in-person begins

August 7

January 6

Registration begins for high school students who will be in 11th and 12th grade during fall 2013. In-person only

August 8

January 7

 
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. Click here to view qualifying criteria for the early registration option.

 

Add codes

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.

 

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/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

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 the class.

 

Prerequisites

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:

  • 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

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 students 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.

 

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.

 

Reinstatement

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.

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