Students must be registered by the course census date. We advise students to be registered before the first day of class; however students can register for a class up until 5 p.m. on the course census date as long as the student has attended the class. Courses in certain programs and CCCOnline courses, may have different registration deadlines.
The census date, also referred to as the Add/Drop Date, is the last day a student may add (register) or drop a course. Students will find the course census date on their Detailed Student Schedule (in myACC). Census dates are based on total course length and not on the number of individual class meetings.
Students may register:
- Online via myACC through the first 7% of the course (typically the first week for 15- and 13-week courses).
- With a Schedule Adjustment Form after the first 7%, but prior to the census date.
- The completed Schedule Adjustment must be submitted to Information Central or the Admissions and Records Office by 5pm on the course census date.
- An incomplete Schedule Adjustment will not be accepted; it must contain student information, faculty signature, course information and the Account Agreement.
No registration is permitted after the census date, regardless of prior course attendance or drop reason. Students not registered by the course census date will be referred to late start classes (if available). Students must complete all section changes by the course census date.
Below is a quick reference chart of ACC registration deadlines (based on 15- and 13-week courses):
|Timeframe (for course)||Register via myACC||Register via Schedule Adjustment Form|
|Before start date||Yes||No; will give student permission to register in a course and student registers via myACC|
|During first week||Yes*||No; will give student permission to register in a course and student registers via myACC|
|* Courses in certain programs, and CCCOnline courses, may have different registration deadlines.|
|After first week; prior to census||No||Yes; completed form must be submitted to Info Central or Admissions & Records by 5pm on census date|
|After census date**||No||No|
|**no registration is permitted after the census date, regardless of prior course attendance.|
Students must meet a course prerequisite before registering in a course. Students without the course prerequisite will get an error message when trying to register. View the ACC course catalog for course prerequisite requirements. Students who took the prerequisite course at another institution need to provide an unofficial transcript to the Admissions and Records Office showing the prerequisite course completed with a C or better.
Some courses require special permission from the Department Chair. In these cases, the Department Chair will contact the Admissions and Records Office to grant the student permission to register in the course. Once the Admissions and Records Office grants approval, notification is sent to the student email account. Students registering in special permission courses must meet all registration deadlines.