Adding a Class (Late Registration)
Effective with the start of a new term/semester,
an instructor's approval is required to enroll in a class that
has reached maximum
enrollment. You should plan on attending the first class
meeting to seek approval for adding a full (closed) class. First
priority for late adds will go to students who are on the wait
list. Instructors may choose to add additional students,
on a space available basis.
If you are approved to add during the late
registration period*, your instructor will give you an add card
with a unique
add code. There are two ways to complete the late registration
- You may input the add code on WebAdvisor. After you log in, click on "Late Registration (Using Add Code), enter the section number, the add code and the term and click on submit.
may input the add code by calling the phone registration system and following the directions.
may also register (with the add card) in person in the Admissions & Records Office or at the
*Add codes will only be accepted through the designated
last date to add.
If a course is still open during the late registration
period, you may enroll in-person in the Admissions & Records
Office or at the Brentwood Center without instructor approval.
Late Add Policy (new effective Fall 2010)
If you do not register for classes during the late add period, you can register using a Late Add Petition. This form must be signed by the instructor indicating the student's first date of attendance, then signed by an Instructional Dean or Director of Admissions & Records. The student must bring the form to Admissions & Records by five (5) business days after the census date for the course to enroll in the course. Students can obtain the census date from Admissions & Records or the Instructor. After this date has passed the student will no longer be allowed to register and will need to stop attending the course.
If you have enrolled in a class and do not
attend the first class meeting, the instructor may drop you,
as a "no show". However,
as a student, it is ultimately your responsibility to drop any
courses which you decide not to attend. Failure
to do so may result in a failing grade.
Since drop deadlines will vary (with or without
a refund) depending upon the length of the course, you should
inquire in the Admissions
Office about these timelines or consult your instructor. Drop
dates for semester-length courses are published in the class schedule
and on the academic calendar posted on this web site.
Matriculation is a state mandated process which promotes a mutual
commitment by faculty, staff, and students to work together to help
students develop clear educational goals and be successful in reaching
those goals. At Los Medanos College the required components consistent
with Title 5 regulations are:
All students new to Los Medanos College, as well as those who have
missed one or more semesters, must submit a completed application
to the Admissions Office. Applications for the fall semester are
accepted beginning April 1 and for the spring semester beginning
2) New students applying to Los Medanos College will be asked to
fill out the Matriculation Status Determination form to
if they are exempt or not from the matriculation program. Non-exempt
students will be required to attend New Student Orientation,
is part of the Colleges matriculation program, prior to registration.
Students who have been assessed at another college must bring results
to the Assessment Center, Room 121, prior to their orientation
3) Registration is set up on a priority system (see Course Enrollment
Priority System) and may be completed in the Admissions Office,
Phone, or online
4) Enroll in courses and pay appropriate fees (see FEES section).
5) Auditing or Sitting-In classes is prohibited.
and transfer requirements
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Enrollment is based on Title 5 mandates and policy established in
a college-wide position paper. Earliest registration is available
for students in the Disabled Student Program (DSPS) and students
participating in the Extended Opportunity Program (EOPS). Second
priority is for continuing students, based on units accumulated
at Los Medanos College. New, returning, and transfer students may
then register according to established timelines.
Some courses have prerequisites or advisories included with the
course description. These are designated by the instructional
departments to assist students in selection of course levels
for their maximum success. References to “successful
completion” implies with a grade of ‘C’ or
A course or other requirement that must be completed and verified
prior to enrollment in a more advanced level course.
Advisory: A course that is recommended, prior to enrollment in
another course. The recommended course is useful as an indication
of the desired level of proficiency needed to successfully complete
the next course level.
Important: To ensure proper placement, prerequisites for all
classes will be checked at the time of registration. If you have
a prerequisite course at an institution other than LMC, you should
request to have an official transcript sent to the LMC Admissions & Records
Office prior to registration or bring a transcript with you for
purposes of verification.
Prerequisite challenges Prerequisites may be challenged through the end of the first week of instruction for semester-length classes or through the last day to add for short-term classes. Challenge forms are available through
the Admissions & Records
Office or the Brentwood Center Office. A student may be conditionally
enrolled in a course upon submission of a completed challenge form.
If the challenge is denied, the student will be dropped from the
class and the enrollment fee will be refunded.
or Conflicting Courses
Students are not permitted to enroll in two sections of the same
course and may not enroll in courses that have scheduled meeting
times which conflict.
units is considered full-time for benefit purposes through the
Veterans Administration and through Social Security. Athletes,
aid students, etc., should note there is a unit load and unit completion
requirement. Eighteen units is the maximum load without approval
from the Director of Admissions. Students should discuss the question
of appropriate course load with a counselor.
In Non-repeatable Courses
If you have completed a course with a grade of C or
better, you may repeat that course only if the course description
indicates that it is repeatable. Course descriptions are listed
in the back section of the college catalog. Note that most courses
are not repeatable.** If you enroll in a course more than the allowable
number of times, you will be administratively dropped from the
and you will not be eligible to receive a refund for that course.
may petition for a waiver of this policy one time upon receipt
a substandard grade (D, F, or NC). Other requests
for repetition may be considered, based on extenuating circumstances. Petitions
are available in the Admissions & Records Office or the Brentwood
It is the policy of the Contra Costa Community College District
that, unless specifically exempted by statute, every course and
course section, the average daily attendance of which is to be reported
for state aid, wherever offered and maintained by the District,
shall be fully open to enrollment and participation by any person
who has been admitted to the College and who meets such prerequisites
as may be established pursuant to Chapter II, Division 2, Part VI,
Title 5 of the California Administrative Code, commencing with Section
Day and Weekend Courses
In addition to the courses starting from 8 a.m., Monday through
Friday, courses are also presented in the evening. All are available
to regular day students as well as to those persons who can take
courses only at night.Weekend offerings are also available, as well
as many short term classes which are scheduled throughout the semester.
Opportunities are available for those who may want to broaden their
general education, wish to learn or improve a vocational skill,
and who are working toward a college degree.
Board Policy 5017 states that each college of the Contra Costa Community
College District may require students enrolled in credit or noncredit
courses and programs to provide certain instructional and other
materials including, but not limited to textbooks, tools, equipment
and clothing if:
instructional and other materials are used in the production of
an end product that has continuing value to the student
outside of the classroom setting.
students unable to buy their books may request assistance through
the Financial Aid Office.
In each course students are entitled to a course information sheet.
The information about the course includes:
Title and catalog number;
2) Instructors name, office, phone extension,
and office hours;
3) Course overview, including instructional
methods and goals;
4) Course meetings and a tentative course calendar
of tests and special assignments;
5) Textbooks and special materials required
and information about appropriate audio-visual or on reserve
materials in the Learning Center;
6) Policy on attendance; and
7) Evaluation criteria for grades.
The College reserves the right to cancel before or after the first
day of instruction any planned or scheduled courses due to insufficient
enrollment or inability to secure a qualified instructor.
Wait List Procedures
Students can place themselves on a wait list for
closed classes. Once courses with a wait list fill to their
maximum capacity, you have the option to add your name to a priority
listing, in the event drops should occur prior to the start of
instruction or as of the first class meeting.
All corequisites and prerequisites must be met
before being placed on a wait list.
There is no fee for adding your name to a wait
Once you have added your name to a wait list,
you can check your status (i. e. you are now number 2 of 5
students on the list) by going into "Manage My Waitlist" on
WebAdvisor. You should check your status on WebAdvisor
frequently, to allow
yourself the maximum amount of time to enroll, in the event
permission is granted prior to the start of instruction (includes
weekends and holidays).
If space becomes available in your wait list
course prior to the start of classes, you will receive notification
that the space is being reserved for you. The message
will be sent by email or you will be called (during open business
hours only) or you can access the information by checking "Manage
My Wait List". It is important that the
Admissions Office has your current email address and phone
number on file. Failure to provide updated information
will not result in extended time to be allowed for enrollment.
Once permission is granted, you will have five
calendar days to enroll in the class, via WebAdvisor or by
the phone registration system. After five days, if you have not enrolled in the
class, your name will be removed from the wait list and the
next student on the list will be notified that they are eligible
to fill the open seat. Once your name is removed from
the list, you no longer have priority status.
If you are on a wait list at the start of instruction,
you must attend the first class meeting
to see if there is space available for late enrollment. If
you do not attend the first class, you lose your place on the
priority listing and another student may be added instead.
If approved, the instructor will give you an
add card with a unique late-add code. The code may be
input on the phone registration system by the end of the late
registration period (Add codes will not be accepted on the
phone system after the last date to add). Your
registration is not complete until your add code is processed
and enrollment fees are paid.