When to register for classes

students in class at a computer

For most students, registration begins 5 or 6 weeks before the term begins, and ends the day before the first day of class. We use priority registration: the more credits you've earned, the earlier you can register. This helps students graduate on time by giving them the opportunity to enroll in required classes that fill up quickly!

How priority registration works

  • Earlier registration times are offered to students who were enrolled in credit classes the previous term. The exception is fall term: for earlier fall registration, you must have been enrolled the previous spring.
  • Priority registration is based on the number of credits earned at PCC. Credits in progress and transfer credits are not included.
  • Earlier registration times are offered to students who have declared a degree.

Registration groups and dates

About two weeks before registration begins, you'll receive your priority registration group and date in your PCC email. You can also see your registration dates by clicking Check Registration Status, Holds and Overrides on the MyPCC Home tab.

Winter 2015

Registration group Registration begins on...
Group 1 students with more than 80 credits Tuesday, November 18, 7am
Group 2 students with 56 - 80 credits Tuesday, November 18, 11am
Group 3 students with 41 - 55 credits
Tuesday, November 18, 2pm
Group 4 students with 26 - 40 credits Wednesday, November 19, 7am
Group 5 students with 16 - 25 credits Wednesday, November 19, 11am
Group 6 students with 11 - 15 credits Wednesday, November 19, 2pm
Group 7 students with 6 - 10 credits Thursday, November 20, 7am
Group 8 students with 0 - 5 credits Thursday, November 20, 11am
Group 9 students not enrolled in previous term Friday, November 21, 7am
Group 10 students with undeclared degree Tuesday, November 25, 7am
Group 11 non-credit students Wednesday, November 26, 7am
Group 12 students age 15 and under Monday, December 29, 7am

Spring 2015

Registration group Registration begins on...
Group 1 students with more than 80 credits Tuesday, February 24, 7am
Group 2 students with 56 - 80 credits Tuesday, February 24, 11am
Group 3 students with 41 - 55 credits
Tuesday, February 24, 2pm
Group 4 students with 26 - 40 credits Wednesday, February 25, 7am
Group 5 students with 16 - 25 credits Wednesday, February 25, 11am
Group 6 students with 11 - 15 credits Wednesday, February 25, 2pm
Group 7 students with 6 - 10 credits Thursday, February 26, 7am
Group 8 students with 0 - 5 credits Thursday, February 26, 11am
Group 9 students not enrolled in previous term Friday, February 27, 7am
Group 10 students with undeclared degree Tuesday, March 3, 7am
Group 11 non-credit students Wednesday, March 4, 7am
Group 12 students age 15 and under Monday, March 23, 7am

Summer 2015

Registration group Registration begins on...
Group 1 students with more than 80 credits Tuesday, May 19, 7am
Group 2 students with 56 - 80 credits Tuesday, May 19, 11am
Group 3 students with 41 - 55 credits
Tuesday, May 19, 2pm
Group 4 students with 26 - 40 credits Wednesday, May 20, 7am
Group 5 students with 16 - 25 credits Wednesday, May 20, 11am
Group 6 students with 11 - 15 credits Wednesday, May 20, 2pm
Group 7 students with 6 - 10 credits Thursday, May 21, 7am
Group 8 students with 0 - 5 credits Thursday, May 21, 11am
Group 9 students not enrolled in previous term Friday, May 22, 7am
Group 10 students with undeclared degree Tuesday, May 26, 7am
Group 11 non-credit students Wednesday, May 27, 7am
Group 12 students age 15 and under Monday, June 15, 7am

Fall 2015

Registration group Registration begins on...
Group 1 students with more than 80 credits Tuesday, August 4, 7am
Group 2 students with 56 - 80 credits Tuesday, August 4, 11am
Group 3 students with 41 - 55 credits
Tuesday, August 4, 2pm
Group 4 students with 26 - 40 credits Wednesday, August 5, 7am
Group 5 students with 16 - 25 credits Wednesday, August 5, 11am
Group 6 students with 11 - 15 credits Wednesday, August 5, 2pm
Group 7 students with 6 - 10 credits Thursday, August 6, 7am
Group 8 students with 0 - 5 credits Thursday, August 6, 11am
Group 9 students not enrolled in previous spring term Friday, August 7, 7am
Group 10 students with undeclared degree Tuesday, August 11, 7am
Group 11 non-credit students Wednesday, August 12, 7am
Group 12 students age 15 and under Friday, September 11, 7am

Registering after a class has started

If you want to register on or after the first day of class, you need to get instructor permission and register before the late registration deadline, which is two days after the drop deadline for the class. For 8-12 week classes, this is the second Tuesday of the term. Short-term classes have earlier deadlines. You cannot register for a class after the deadline.

How to request permission for late registration

  1. Ask your instructor if there is availability in the class. If they agree, have your instructor complete an online registration override in MyPCC using your G number.
  2. Once the instructor has completed the override, you will receive an email letting you know that you can register for the class. You can view your overrides by clicking Check Registration Status, Holds and Overrides on the MyPCC Home tab. 
  3. Register for the class in MyPCC by the late registration deadline. The override does not register for the class. Keep in mind that the late registration deadline is after the drop deadline, so be sure you really want this class, because you won't be able to drop it.