My Portal Login & Registration Date
Students can check their registration date/time through their student email or Self-Service. To prepare for registration, make sure you are able to log in to My Portal which will give you access to your email, Self-Service, and more. This My Portal Video Tutorial will give you step-by-step instructions on how to access the student portal or visit the login instructions page.
Student Education Plan (SEP)
A Student Education Plan (SEP) is a document that you and your counselor create together showing the courses and activities planned to reach your academic and career goals.
You will use your SEP to search for classes. Your SEP should have been emailed to you after you met with a counselor. Check your college or personal email for a copy of your SEP. If you cannot locate your SEP in your email, you should contact the counselor you met with to request a copy.
Don't Have a Student Education Plan (SEP)?
If you never met with a counselor to create a SEP, please visit our Apply Now webpage, select which student group you belong to, and review the Advising/Assessment step for information on how to meet with a counselor.
Search and Register for Classes Through Self-Service
Watch the video tutorials or follow step-by-step instructions on how to search for courses and add them to your schedule on our Self-Service Class Search page. To learn how to register for classes, manage your waitlist, and other helpful registration tips and reminders visit our Self-Service Register page.
Class Abbreviations on the Student Education Plan (SEP)
Counselors often use abbreviations when listing classes on your SEP. For example, Health Science 1 will be listed as HLTH 1 on your SEP. In WebAdvisor you will be asked to search by “Subject” with the class spelled out, not abbreviated. You can view the Subject Abbreviations list(s) to assist you in searching for classes listed on your SEP.
If you are registering for multiple classes, we highly recommend using the Trial Schedule Worksheet to plan your schedule so you can see where classes will fit in without conflicting.
What is a Waitlist?
A waitlist is a list that students can join and wait to see if a spot becomes available in a class. If a student in the class drops, a seat opens up and is filled by a student on the waitlist. Being on the waitlist does not guarantee you a seat in the class. However, students on the waitlist are given a priority of being added to the class first before students that are not on the waitlist.
How do I Join a Waitlist?
When trying to register for a class in Self-Service that has no open seats, students will be able to choose “Waitlist” instead of “Register” for the class when it is in their “Cart”. The class will appear as “Waitlisted” in the student’s class schedule. Students can waitlist multiple classes, but you cannot waitlist multiple classes of the same subject. For example, you can waitlist an English 1A and Math 4A class, but you cannot waitlist two different English 1A classes.
How do I Register for a Class I am on the Waitlist for?
If a seat becomes available for you in your waitlisted course, you will receive an email notification with “Permission to Register” for your waitlisted course. The email message will only be sent to your student email account. You can also access check this information in Self-Service under “Manage My WaitList” to see if your status has changed to “Permission to Register.”
Once permission to register is granted, you will have 4 days (including weekends) to enroll in the class using Self-Service. After four days, if you have not enrolled in the class, you will be removed from the active waitlist and the next student on the list will be notified. If your "Permission to Register" expires, you must add yourself to the waitlist again. We recommend you use a laptop or desktop computer when registering to avoid compatibility issues with cell phones or tablets.
What if I Forget to Check my Email?
It is your responsibility to check your email and/or your waitlist status. The time allowed for enrollment will not be extended. You should check your email or status on Self-Service daily to allow yourself the maximum amount of time to enroll.
What if I am on the Waitlist for an Online Class When the Class Starts?
If you are on a waitlist for an online class when the class starts, you must email the instructor the first day of class to see if a spot is available to add the class. If there is space in the class, the instructor will provide you with an Authorization Code (add code) that you can use to register through Self-Service.
What if I am on the Waitlist for an In-Person Class When the Class Starts?
If you are on a waitlist for an in-person class when the class starts, you must attend the first class meeting and check with the instructor to see if there is space available to be added to the class. If you do not attend the first day of class, you will lose your place on the waitlist and another student may be added instead. If there is space in the class, the instructor will provide you with a registration code that you can use to register through Self-Service.
What if I Have a Registration Hold?
If you have a registration hold, you will want to clear it with the appropriate department or college staff member. You can check to see if you have any holds under the Registration Eligibility section in Self-Service by clicking on the Registration Eligibility Information link.
Do I Have to Pay to be on a Waitlist?
There is no fee for adding your name to a waitlist. However, once you have registered for the class, if fees are not paid on or before the payment due date you might be dropped from all classes.
Waitlists will be active from the first day of registration through the Thursday prior to the start of the term. For short-term courses, the waitlist will close 7 days prior to the start of the class.
If you need assistance call the Student Systems Support call center at 559.499.6070.
Once classes begin, the only way to add a class is with authorization from the professor. If the class is online, you will have to email the instructor for authorization to add. The instructor's email address is in the section information in Self-Service. If the instructor has room in their class, they will email you an add/authorization code. If the class is in-person, you will have to attend the class on the first day and ask the instructor for authorization. Students who were on the waitlist for the course before the start date will be given priority.
TIP: Make sure to provide your professor with your student ID number or they may not be able to authorize you to add the class.