Finding your first courses.
As a full-time student, you must sign up for courses in both mods during online course registration. Although the semester will be broken into mods, it will be treated as a single semester by the college as stipulated by the U.S. Department of Education. Students must take courses in both mods to qualify for financial aid for the fall semester and, to qualify as a full-time student, must be enrolled for a minimum of 3.0 units during the entire semester.
New students register for courses in July and make adjustments during New Student Days, the orientation period preceding the first week of classes. Students are matched with a first-year advisor, who helps them plan out their first-semester schedule. The Fall 2020 Course Guide provides information on course formats for Mod 1 and Mod 2.
Tips for successful registration planning:
- You may register for a maximum of 4.75 units.
- Identify at least 8 courses that you would like to take. Select primary course selections as well as alternates, in case you cannot get into all of your first-choice selections.
- Look carefully at the necessary prerequisites.
- Double check meeting times, so you don’t schedule a time conflict.
- Current students have already registered, so some courses appear closed. We do hold seats in many classes for incoming students each semester.
- The normal course load for first-year students is 4.25 units, which includes AMP. At least 3 units per term are required for classification as a full-time student. A minimum of 1.50 units per term is required for classification as a half-time student.