Registration

Pre-registration

Pre-registration for returning students begins April 4 for the Fall 2016 semester and November 7 for the Spring 2017 semester. Students pre-register for courses in their CAMS Student Portal. Since classes can fill up quickly, it is important to pre-register as early as possible in order to reserve a seat in your courses (see Waitlist Information). Pre-registering before coming on campus to complete your registration will also make the registration process easier and faster. Students are able to view course book lists from the pre-registration page in the CAMS Student Portal.

Step-by-Step Instructions: How to Preregister for Classes in CAMS

 

Early Registration

Early Registration for returning students is July 5–29 for the Fall 2016 semester and November 28–December 23 for the Spring 2017 semester. Students meet with a faculty advisor who reviews their Pre-registration schedule and provides academic advising. Students are then required to clear the Registrar’s Office, Financial Aid Office, Student Accounts, and Student Services Office in that order. Upon completion of the process, students are considered officially registered and cleared to attend classes. Students are not allowed to attend classes until all registration requirements have been met. Please keep in mind that finalizing your registration any time other than official registration week might take longer as staff members may not be available when you arrive on campus. You may want to arrange time with each office to ensure that you are able to complete all registration requirements.

 

Official Registration

Official Registration for returning students is January 3–6 for the Summer/Spring 2017 semesters. Students meet with a faculty advisor who reviews their Pre-registration schedule and provides academic advising. Students are then required to clear the Registrar’s Office, Financial Aid Office, Student Accounts, and Student Services Office in that order. Upon completion of the process, students are considered officially registered and cleared to attend classes. Students are not allowed to attend classes until all registration requirements have been met. Campus office hours during Official Registration week are as follows:

8:30am – 7:30pm            Tuesday, January 3
8:30am – 5:00pm            Wednesday, January 4
8:30am – 5:00pm            Thursday, January 5
8:30am – 5:00pm            Friday, January 6

Please keep in mind that many students will wait until the final day to finalize their registration. Plan on registering early in the week if you want to avoid long lines.

 

Late Registration

Late Registration is August 15–19 for the Fall 2016 semester and January 17–20 for the Spring 2017 semester. Students who register during this period will incur a late registration fee. Students meet with a faculty advisor who reviews their Pre-registration schedule and provides academic advising. Students are then required to clear the Registrar’s Office, Financial Aid Office, Student Accounts, and Student Services Office in that order. Upon completion of the process, students are considered officially registered and cleared to attend classes. Students are not allowed to attend classes until all registration requirements have been met.

 

Summer & Winter Terms

Students can pre-register for courses in the summer and winter terms in their CAMS Student Portal. Although students are not required to meet with their faculty advisor for approval of courses, it is recommended that they consult with their faculty advisor if they have any questions. Students who are receiving military benefits must meet with the VA Certifying Official for approval of courses.

To complete official registration for the summer and winter terms, students must pay their balance due and clear Student Accounts. This must be done prior to the beginning of the term to avoid paying a late registration fee. Late Registration is May 23–27 for the Summer 2016 term and December 12 for the Winter 2016 term.

 

Add/Drop Course

Students making course schedule changes during or after Late Registration must file a properly approved Add/Drop Course Form with the Registrar’s Office in a timely manner and pay a fee for each change. To add or drop a course, the student must have the signed approval of the assigned faculty advisor, the Financial Aid Office, Student Accounts, and the Registrar’s Office; the process must be completed by the dates listed in the Academic Calendar. Failure to comply may result in receiving no credit for attending the class. Students who decide to withdraw from the college subsequent to enrollment are required to sign a notice of withdrawal to be placed on file in the Registrar’s Office.

Click here for drop dates.

 

Waitlist Information

Since classes can fill up quickly, students are encouraged to pre-register as early as possible in order to reserve a seat in courses. Students who have not completed the registration process (this includes clearing the Registrar’s Office, Financial Aid, Student Accounts, and Student Services) by August 5 for the Fall 2016 semester and January 6 for the Spring 2017 semester will lose their seat in a class with a waitlist and will be added to the bottom of the waitlist (for more information see the Registration Policy).

 

Booklists

Many textbooks can be purchased at the DTS Book Center. Other textbooks must be purchased online, directly from the publisher, or from the professor. For special purchasing requirements, see course syllabi or contact the professor.