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Registration Procedures

Priority Registration

CCAC offers a priority registration period at the beginning of each registration cycle for the Fall and Spring terms. Course schedule preference is given to: (1) Veterans and their dependents, (2) Honors Students, (3) Current students based on the total number of credits completed to date. For this third category of students, dates are assigned over a five-day period based on total credits in descending priority order (example, students with the greatest number of completed credit register first). Students who are afforded priority registration will receive a notification via email that specifies their priority registration date. Students can register on the date listed on the notice or any day prior to the first class meeting.

Ways to Register:

  • Visit your campus Registration and Advising Office to register in-person.
  • Register online through CCAC Central Self-Service Plan and Schedule (for students who are eligible for online registration*). Go to Plan and Schedule, search for courses, add sections to schedule, click Register Now. See Quick Guide for Plan and Schedule at MyCCAC Self-Service portal page.
  • Mail, email or fax a completed registration form and a copy of your photo ID to the Registration office at the campus you attend. List all courses on one form, including those at another campus.

*To enroll online, you must be a returning student who has completed or placed out of developmental classes and is in good standing (cumulative GPA greater than 2.0). See Registration Services for hours of operation and contact information.

Course Registration Deadlines

Students may register for credit classes until the first class meeting and online courses prior to the start of the term. Registration using CCAC Central is available up until one day before the class begins.

For courses that have met (including online courses), students may request the instructor s documented approval and submit it to the Registration and Advising Office for processing within two business days of signature and before the end of the first week of the term (or first two days of the course term for courses 10 weeks in length or less). Students who are on probation or suspension must also obtain permission from an advisor (probation) or a counselor (suspension).

Drop/ Add/ Withdrawal

Students may drop, add, or withdraw in the following ways:

  • In person at the Campus Registration Office or Center during published business hours
  • By completing the drop/add form and send by postal mail, email, or fax (along with valid photo ID) to the Campus Registration Office. 

Students receiving financial assistance through grants, loans, and veterans benefits should consult with the Financial Aid or Military and Veterans Service Center before dropping, adding, or withdrawing from class. Students aid may be impacted by a change to the total number of credits in which the student is enrolled, or by receiving a W grade in one or more classes.

Drop/Add forms sent by mail, email, or fax must be received by close of business before the deadline to drop with either 100% or 80% refund, or the deadline to withdraw. Standard college refund procedures will apply. See additional information on Withdrawal Procedures.

Registration Options & Services

The following In-person services are available at your campus Registration Office; Photo ID is required to access these services.

  • Meet with academic advisor to review progress
  • Register for classes
  • Drop/add/withdraw from classes
  • Gather cross-registration information
  • Change your program/major, choose your specialization
  • Apply for graduation
  • Submit name, address, email, phone changes