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Registration

Add & Drop Classes

Adding a Class

Register for classes during the quarter registration period using the Add or Drop Classes Registration Tool in MyPortal. See the academic calendar for dates and deadlines.

During the first two weeks of the quarter, you may register for a  12-week classes with Add Code permission from the instructor.

Before the Quarter/Term Begins

  • Register for classes in MyPortal as soon as  your date and time to register opens for the quarter/term.
  • You may continue registering for in-person and hybrid classes up until the day before a class begins as long as you have met course prerequisites.
  • For fully online classes, you must request an add code to register after the quarter/term begins.

After the Quarter/Term Begins

  • To start, search Open Courses to find classes with available seats.
  • For open in-person and hybrid classes, you may register as you normally would in MyPortal up until the day before a class begins — as long as you have met course prerequisites
  • For fully online classes, you must request an add code to register after the quarter/term begins even if there are open seats.
  • If the class is full, waitlisted or you want to add on the day the class begins, attend the first meeting of the class. If there is space available in the class, the instructor will give you an Add Code. 
  • Important: Instructors will not issue add codes for in-person and hybrid classes until the first day that their own class meets.
  • The Add Code is the instructor's permission for you to add the class in MyPortal.

How to Use Your Add Code

After you receive your Add Code, use it to register for the class as soon as possible.

  1. Log in to MyPortal.
  2. Access the Registration Tools to SELECT Add or Drop Classes. 
  3. SELECT the term and college from the drop-down menu and click Submit.
  4. Enter the five-digit class CRN into the Add Classes Worksheet at the bottom of the screen. If you are on the course's waitlist, read the instructions below.
  5. Click Submit Changes button. A screen to enter the Add Code will pop up. Follow the prompts.
  6. Remember, payment in full is due immediately at the time of registration.

Using Your Add Code if You Were on the Waitlist

After you receive your Add Code, use it to register for the class as soon as possible.

  1. Log in to MyPortal.
  2. Access the Registration Tools to SELECT Add or Drop Classes. 
  3. From the Action drop down next to the waitlisted class, SELECT Web Registered.
  4. Click Submit Changes button. A screen to enter the Add Code will pop up. Follow the prompts.
  5. Remember, payment in full is due immediately at the time of registration.

See Getting on a Class Waitlist for how to add your name if a class you need is closed.

Dropping a Class

You are responsible for initiating the official drop process if you no longer want to be enrolled in a class.

Review Your Drop Deadlines

Refer to View Your Class Schedule in MyPortal to see drop deadlines for your classes, including Drop with a Refund, Drop without a "W" grade, and Drop with a "W."

  1. Log in to MyPortal.
  2. Access the Registration Tools to SELECT View Your Class Schedule. 
  3. SELECT the term and college from the drop-down menu and click Submit.

Drop a Class Using MyPortal

  1. Log in to MyPortal.
  2. Access the Registration Tools to SELECT Add or Drop Classes
  3. SELECT the term and college from the drop-down menu and click Submit.
  4. From the Action Drop Down for the class you want to drop, SELECT Web Dropped. Be sure you want to drop the class, as this action cannot be undone.

Other Drop Methods

Submit a drop request form  in person at the Admissions & Records office, by fax at 650.949.6979 or with the A&R Help Form attachment feature.

NOTE: You will need to download, fill out, sign and scan the drop request form in order to submit as an attachment.

Failure to Drop a Class

Failure to officially drop classes will result in assessed enrollment fees for which you are financially responsible as well as failing grades on your college transcript.

Answers to Your Questions

If you encounter problems or have questions, contact the Admissions & Records Office for assistance.

Use the A&R Help Form or call 650.949.7325.



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