Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

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Most students can register beginning 5 or 6 weeks before the start of the term. You can register up to 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

  • Students who were enrolled in credit classes the previous term can register earlier. The exception is fall term: for earlier fall registration, you must have been enrolled the previous spring.
  • Registration priority is based on earned PCC credits. Students who have earned more credits at PCC can register earlier. (Credits in progress and transfer credits are not included.)
  • Students who have declared a degree can register earlier.

About two weeks before registration begins, you'll get 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.

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 or age 15 and under Tuesday, August 11, 7am
Group 11 non-credit students Wednesday, August 12, 7am

Winter 2016

Registration group Registration begins on...
Group 1 students with more than 80 credits Tuesday, November 17, 7am
Group 2 students with 56 - 80 credits Tuesday, November 17, 11am
Group 3 students with 41 - 55 credits
Tuesday, November 17, 2pm
Group 4 students with 26 - 40 credits Wednesday, November 18, 7am
Group 5 students with 16 - 25 credits Wednesday, November 18, 11am
Group 6 students with 11 - 15 credits Wednesday, November 18, 2pm
Group 7 students with 6 - 10 credits Thursday, November 19, 7am
Group 8 students with 0 - 5 credits Thursday, November 19, 11am
Group 9 students not enrolled in previous term Friday, November 20, 7am
Group 10 students with undeclared degree or age 15 and under Tuesday, November 24, 7am
Group 11 non-credit students Wednesday, November 25, 7am

Spring 2016

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

Summer 2016

Registration group Registration begins on...
Group 1 students with more than 80 credits Tuesday, May 17, 7am
Group 2 students with 56 - 80 credits Tuesday, May 17, 11am
Group 3 students with 41 - 55 credits
Tuesday, May 17, 2pm
Group 4 students with 26 - 40 credits Wednesday, May 18, 7am
Group 5 students with 16 - 25 credits Wednesday, May 18, 11am
Group 6 students with 11 - 15 credits Wednesday, May 18, 2pm
Group 7 students with 6 - 10 credits Thursday, May 19, 7am
Group 8 students with 0 - 5 credits Thursday, May 19, 11am
Group 9 students not enrolled in previous term Friday, May 20, 7am
Group 10 students with undeclared degree or age 15 and under Tuesday, May 24, 7am
Group 11 non-credit students Wednesday, May 25, 7am

Registering after a class has started

To register on or after the first day of class, you need to get instructor permission and register before the late registration deadline.

Late registration deadline

The late registration deadline 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 the instructor if there is availability in the class. If they agree, have the instructor complete a registration override in MyPCC using your G number.
  2. Once the instructor has completed the override, you'll get an email saying you can register for the class. (You can check your override status 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 itself does not register you for the class.
    • Heads up: the late registration deadline is after the drop deadline, so be sure you really want this class - you won't be able to drop it.