Registration and Enrollment
Registration for returning students begins in April for the Fall semester and in November for the Spring semester. Students who have declared a major should consult with their Program Director prior to registering in order to expedite completion of the registration and enrollment process. Students who have not yet declared a major should consult with the Registrar or Registrar’s assistant.
Students register for courses in their SONIS Student Portal. For detailed, step-by-step instructions, see How to Register in SONIS. Since classes can fill up quickly, it is important to register as early as possible in order to reserve a seat in courses. Students who are receiving VA Education benefits must submit a “VA Request for Certification” form (453.32) to the Registrar/School Certifying Official in the Registrar’s Office for certification of courses.
After registering for courses, students will complete their enrollment by contacting and clearing the Financial Aid Office, Student Accounts Office, and Student Services Office. Students are not allowed to attend classes until all registration and enrollment requirements have been met in each of these offices.
The deadline to complete the registration and enrollment is the Friday prior to the start of the Fall and Spring semesters.
Registration and enrollment dates are found on the Academic Calendar.
Late Registration is the first week of the Fall and Spring semesters. Students who register during this period will incur a Late Registration fee. Students must register for courses and then complete their enrollment with the Financial Aid Office, Student Accounts Office, and Student Services Office as described above. Students are not allowed to attend classes until all registration and enrollment requirements have been met in each of these offices. Late Registration dates are found on the Academic Calendar.
Summer & Winter Terms
Students register for courses in the Summer and Winter terms in their SONIS Student Portal. Although students are not required to obtain academic advising prior to registering, it is recommended that they contact their Program Director if they have any questions.
To complete official registration for the Summer term, students must pay their balance due and clear the Student Accounts Office. This must be done prior to the beginning of the term. There is no late registration for Summer and Winter terms.
Add/Drop/Withdraw From 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, drop, or withdraw from a course, the student must have the signed approval of the assigned faculty advisor, the Financial Aid Office, Student Accounts Office, and the Registrar’s Office; the process must be completed by the date 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. Add/Drop/Withdraw dates are listed on the Academic Calendar.
Wait List Information
Since classes can fill up quickly, students are encouraged to register and complete the enrollment process as early as possible in order to reserve a seat in courses. Students who have not completed the registration and enrollment process with the Financial Aid Office, Student Accounts Office, and Student Services Office by the Friday before the semester will lose their seat in a class and be moved to the end of the wait list. Those on a wait list will be notified and allowed to complete the enrollment process as seats become available. (For more information see the Course Wait List Policy).
The textbooks required for each of your courses will be available in the SONIS Student Portal under “Academics/Textbooks” approximately two weeks prior to the start of each semester. If the list is not available in SONIS by this time, please contact the instructor.
Many textbooks can be purchased through an online retailer or directly from the publisher. The SONIS textbook list will indicate whether special purchasing requirements exist. For more information, please contact the instructor.
To see textbooks for any course on the schedule, click here.