See Appendix XV for details on Enrollment Priorities.
Register online through the MyVCCCD student portal (my.vcccd.edu) for the earliest and best opportunity to enroll in classes. Registration appointments are posted approximately one month before registration begins. Registration calendars may be viewed through the MyVCCCD portal or the college website.
Be sure to attend the first day of class. Instructors may drop students who are registered or waitlisted but fail to attend the first day of class.
New Students receive enrollment priority after completing all Student Success and Support programming: orientation, assessment and a student educational plan. See Appendix XII for details.
Continuing students receive enrollment priority based on the number of completed and in-progress degree-applicable units taken at any of the colleges in the Ventura County Community College District. Transfer units are not used to calculate enrollment priority.
- Continuing students who have earned more than 90 units will lose enrollment priority and will register during open registration unless they successfully petition for a waiver that reinstates them to the previous enrollment priority. The petition for reinstatement of enrollment priority is initiated through a counseling appointment.
- Students may petition for reinstatement of registration priority if they are enrolled in a high-unit major or program of study, high-unit transfer major, or are registering for their last semester at the college.
- Continuing students who are placed on academic or progress notice or more serious academic sanction for two consecutive terms will lose enrollment priority and will register during open registration. Students who lose their priority may appeal if they have verifiable extenuating circumstances as defined below; an approved appeal will result in the reinstatement of enrollment priority. The petition to appeal loss of enrollment priority is initiated through a counseling appointment.
- Extenuating circumstances are defined as verifiable cases of accident, illness or other circumstances beyond the student’s control. Appeals must be supported by verifiable documentation of circumstances.
Returning Students who have not attended in the past year and have completed no more than 90 units within this district, are in good standing in the Ventura County Community College District, and have completed orientation, assessment and an educational plan will have registration priority over returning students who do not meet these criteria.
Dual Enrollment Students register after other groups per state mandate. Where the district has an MOU with specific high schools designating them as partners in a “middle college high school” agreement, the students from those high schools will be afforded priority over other dual enrollment students.
Early Priority Registration will be granted to students who are identified as: foster youth or former foster youth and homeless youth (through age 24); are eligible for services through EOPS, EAC/ACCESS (DSP&S), student parent, Tribal TANF, and/or CalWorks; students who are military veterans or active duty service members for:
- New students within these groups who have completed orientation, assessed for placement in Math and English courses, and complete an educational plan with a counselor (with the sole exception that a DSPS student may have enrollment priority expressly listed as an accommodation);
- Continuing students within the listed groups who are in good academic standing, and have not earned more than 90 degree-applicable units in the district.
Students who have lost registration priority due to having earned more than 90 degree-applicable units or to being on Probation 2 or dismissal, may appeal for reinstatement of priority due to extenuating circumstances. The appeal must be supported by verifiable extenuating circumstances. See Appendix XV for more detailed information, or contact the Counseling Office.
Prerequisites and Corequisites
All course prerequisites are strictly enforced at registration. In order to register, students must have completed the prerequisite course at this college with a grade of A, B, C or P, or be currently enrolled in the prerequisite class at one of the Ventura County Community College District colleges, or have presented external transcripts to the Assessment Office and received prerequisite clearance.
Students who do not meet a course prerequisite through college coursework as evidenced on a college transcript may be eligible to challenge the prerequisite requirement. Challenge petitions must be submitted to the division office and approved before registration can occur. Consult the college website under Student Equity and Achievement (SEA) Program for more information about the challenge requirements and process.
Corequisites require the student to register in both of the linked classes during the same semester. Students must be registered for both classes at the same time, and waitlisting is not allowed for corequisite courses.
Late Registration and Program Adjustment begins on the first day of the semester or summer session, and on the first day of instruction in short-term classes.
Registration into a closed class may be accomplished through the use of waitlist options or add authorization codes. The waitlist option is available for most full semester classes through the end of the first week of the semester. Add authorization codes are available beginning the second week of the semester. Summer session procedures may differ.
Waitlisted students are captured in chronological order based on the date they register for the waitlist, and are automatically registered into open seats in that order. Email notification is sent confirming the registration. Students who have not received a confirming email by the day of the first class meeting must attend class for further direction from the instructor.
Important Details about Waitlists:
- Waitlisting is not allowed for corequisite courses. Corequisites require a student to register in both of the linked classes during the same semester.
- Students may not exceed the maximum allowable number of units (19.5) including the waitlisted course. Requests for unit overload must be approved by a counselor and filed with the Admissions and Records Office.
- Students will be informed if the waitlist is full.
- Fees will be assessed when a student is moved from the waitlist and registered in the class.
- If students wish to remove themselves from a waitlist they may do so by activating the drop code function on their portal account at MyVCCCD (https://my.vcccd.edu)
- Instructors may drop students who are registered or waitlisted but fail to attend the first day of class.
A student’s educational work load generally consists of fifteen (15) units of work per semester in order to make normal progress towards the Associate Degree and/or transfer requirements.
Students seeking to enroll in more than 19.5 units but less than twenty-two (22) must have a counselor’s approval. Students seeking enrollment in twenty-two (22) units or more must have the approval of the appropriate Dean or designee in addition to the counselor’s approval.
A student is defined as full-time if carrying 12 or more units in a regular Fall or Spring semester or 4 units in a summer session.
Students, especially those who work or participate in extracurricular activities, should consider the following guidelines for planning their courses and unit load:
Educational Work Load Calculator
|Units||Class/Study Hrs Per Week||Work/Extra-Curricular Hrs Per Week|
|15 or more||30-36||0-8|
|5.5 or fewer||6-12||30-40|
To qualify for certain benefits and activities, minimum unit requirements must be maintained, as follows:
Veteran and War Orphan Benefits under GI Bill®
Subsistence payments vary depending on the Chapter of benefits and the amount of units enrolled. Generally, payments are prorated for a non-full time student. Summer enrollment status is calculated differently and the payment amounts can be confirmed with VA by calling 1-888-442-4551.
|Automobile insurance discounts and dependent medical insurance||12 units|
|Student Loan deferments (half-time required)||6 units or greater|
|Financial Aid Enrollment Status||12 units or greater for full-time|
|9 to 11.5 units for three-quarter time|
|6 to 8.5 units for half-time|
|0.5 to 5.5 units for less than half-time|
|EOPS Services||12 units|
|Athletic Eligibility||12 units|
|Student Government||6 units for major offices|
|3 units for council members|
|Student Employment||12 units (generally)|
|6 units or less if elligible for CalWORKS, EAC, EOPS, or Federal Work-Study Funds|
The colleges of the Ventura County Community College District, in accordance with AB 397 added by statutes 1997, c. 575, E.C.s 66500 & 69400, are alerting all male applicants for admission who are at least 18 years of age and born after December 31, 1959 to be aware of their obligation to register with the Selective Service. For more information, refer to: https://www.sss.gov.