Adding or Dropping Classes

Withdrawal Date

We understand that COVID-19 has presented unique challenges to students who are navigating the transition to a full, virtual learning environment for instruction and student services.

We are here to support students in the transition and urge you to utilize all resources made available to you, connect with your faculty, and speak with your student success team to discuss your options as you navigate this change.

In response to this unprecedented crisis, Fresno City College has made the following changes:

  • Immediately extended its original withdrawal date to allow students time to adjust to an online environment and evaluate options with counselors and instructors. To request to drop Spring, Summer, or Fall 2020 classes due to COVID-19, submit a Current or Former Student Request form and select an option under COVID-19.
  • All withdrawals due to the COVID-19 pandemic that received a grade or ‘W’ mark may be converted to an “Excused Withdrawal” (EW). These will appear on the student transcript; however, students who receive an EW during this period will not experience negative effects on academic progress, academic probation, or ability to repeat a course(s).
  • Made the following options available for remote registration:
    • Login to MyPortal to access WebAdvisor to register online
    • Submit a Current or Former Student Request form and a staff member from Admissions and Records will respond. The form is also available at www.fresnocitycollege.edu/AR
    • Send in an email request to registration@fresnocitycollege.edu
      • Email requests must be sent from your Student email account
      • Include your Student ID, full name, class numbers to be registered, waitlisted, or dropped (ex: ENGL-1A-02345)
    • Call 559.443.8604 to speak to or leave a message for someone in Admissions and Records  
  • Any announcement of Federal Financial aid will be made available on this page as soon as we have more information.
  • If you are still in need of a computer/tablet to participate in your classes, please fill out an interest form on the library page. (*Please note, supply is limited and devices will be lent to those who complete interest forms first.)

If you are in good standing, you are encouraged to use WebAdvisor to add or drop classes. If you are not familiar with WebAdvisor, instructions are available. If you do not have access to a computer, you may call the Admissions and Records office during during regular business hours for assistance by phone. 

Check the Important Dates page for information on determining important deadlines. These deadlines are determined by the State of California and are defined in Title 5, Part VI, Division 6 of the California Code of Regulations. Exceptions to these deadlines can only be made due to extenuating circumstances. For Add Deadline exceptions, contact the instructor teaching the class.

Registering For Classes

You must be in Good Standing to register for your classes in WebAdvisor.

Good Standing consists of:

  • Having an active application in the State Center Community College District (SCCCD) at either Fresno City College, Reedley College, or Clovis Community College
  • No Registration Holds
  • No Academic Holds*
  • No Business Office Holds with any college in the SCCCD

* If you are on Academic Probation you must meet with a counselor to be cleared for registration.

Registration Deadlines

  • Pre-Registration Period - Is the time period starting from the student’s registration date to the Friday prior to the start of the class. All full and short term classes may be added at any time during Pre-Registration.
  • Add Period - Is the time period from the start of the class and before 20 percent of the class meetings have occurred. All full and short term classes may be added any time prior to the end of the Add period.

You may register for classes on or after your assigned Registration Date as long as it is within the Registration period. If it is within the Add period, you must obtain an Add Authorization code from the instructor.

  • Pass/No Pass Requests - can be made beginning at the start of the class and before 30 percent of the class meetings have occurred by submitting the Pass/No Pass form online. If you request Pass/No Pass you may not change your request once that 30 percent mark has passed.

Dropping Classes

You do not need to be in good standing to drop classes from your schedule. However, if you are not in good standing, you may not do so online. For assistance, submit a Current or Former Student Request form or contact Admissions and Records by phone.

Drop Deadlines

  • Registration Period - Is the time period starting from the student’s registration date to the Friday prior to the start of the class. All full and short term classes may be dropped at any time during the Registration period. Fees paid for classes dropped, during this period, will be credited.
  • Early Drop Period - Is the time period from the start of the class and before 10 percent of the class meetings have occurred. All full and short term classes may be dropped prior to 5:00 pm on the last day of the Early Drop Period for a full refund.
  • Late Add Period - Is the time period from after 10 percent and before 20 percent of the class meetings have occurred. All full and short term classes may be dropped at any time during the late Add Period. There will be No Refund for classes dropped during this period, even if the class was added during this period. Classes dropped during this period will not appear on your End of Term Official Transcript.
  • Late Drop Period - Is the time period from after 20 percent and before 50 percent of the class meetings have occurred. All full and short term classes may be dropped at any time during the Late Drop Period. Classes dropped during this period will be considered a “withdrawal” and will appear on your End of Term Official Transcript with a “W” instead of a letter grade. There will be No Refund for classes dropped during this period.
  • Post Drop Period – Once the Late Drop Period has ended (after 50 percent of the class meetings have occurred), classes may only be dropped if the withdrawal is caused by Extenuating Circumstances. Classes dropped for circumstances beyond your control will be considered an “excused withdrawal” and will appear on your End of Term Official Transcript with a “EW”. There will be No Refund for classes dropped during this period. See the Withdraw for Extenuating Circumstances section for complete details.