When to register for classes

students in class at a computer

Most students can register beginning about 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 PCC credits: the more credits you've earned at PCC, the earlier you can register. Transfer credits and credits in progress 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 See when (and if) you can register on the MyPCC Home tab.

Summer 2019

Summer 2019 registration groups and dates
Registration group Registration begins on...
Veterans group veterans, active duty military,
and students using VA education benefits at PCC
Monday, May 20, 7am
Group 1 students with more than 80 credits Tuesday, May 21, 7am
Group 2 students with 56 - 80 credits Tuesday, May 21, 11am
Group 3 students with 41 - 55 credits
Tuesday, May 21, 2pm
Group 4 students with 26 - 40 credits Wednesday, May 22, 7am
Group 5 students with 16 - 25 credits Wednesday, May 22, 11am
Group 6 students with 11 - 15 credits Wednesday, May 22, 2pm
Group 7 students with 6 - 10 credits Thursday, May 23, 7am
Group 8 students with 0 - 5 credits Thursday, May 23, 11am
Group 9 students not enrolled in previous term Friday, May 24, 7am
Group 10 undeclared degree students or age 14 - 15 Tuesday, May 28, 7am
Group 11 non-credit students Wednesday, May 29, 7am

Fall 2019

Fall 2019 registration groups and dates
Registration group Registration begins on...
Veterans group veterans, active duty military,
and students using VA education benefits at PCC
Monday, June 3, 7am
Group 1 students with more than 80 credits Tuesday, June 4, 7am
Group 2 students with 56 - 80 credits Tuesday, June 4, 11am
Group 3 students with 41 - 55 credits Tuesday, June 4, 2pm
Group 4 students with 26 - 40 credits Tuesday, June 5, 7am
Group 5 students with 16 - 25 credits Wednesday, June 5, 11am
Group 6 students with 11 - 15 credits Wednesday, June 5, 2pm
Group 7 students with 6 - 10 credits Thursday, June 6, 7am
Group 8 students with 0 - 5 credits Thursday, June 6, 11am
Group 9 students not enrolled in previous spring term Friday, June 7, 7am
Group 10 undeclared degree students or age 14 - 15 Tuesday, June 11, 7am
Group 11 ABE and non-credit ESOL students Wednesday, June 12, 7am
Group 11 Continuing Education students Wednesday, August 14, 7am

Winter 2020

Winter 2020 registration groups and dates
Registration group Registration begins on...
Veterans group veterans, active duty military,
and students using VA education benefits at PCC
Monday, November 11, 7am
Group 1 students with more than 80 credits Tuesday, November 12, 7am
Group 2 students with 56 - 80 credits Tuesday, November 12, 11am
Group 3 students with 41 - 55 credits Tuesday, November 12, 2pm
Group 4 students with 26 - 40 credits Wednesday, November 13, 7am
Group 5 students with 16 - 25 credits Wednesday, November 13, 11am
Group 6 students with 11 - 15 credits Wednesday, November 13, 2pm
Group 7 students with 6 - 10 credits Thursday, November 14, 7am
Group 8 students with 0 - 5 credits Thursday, November 14, 11am
Group 9 students not enrolled in previous term Friday, November 15, 7am
Group 10 undeclared degree students or age 14 - 15 Tuesday, November 19, 7am
Group 11 ABE and non-credit ESOL students Wednesday, November 20, 7am
Group 11 Continuing Education students Wednesday, November 20, 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 See when (and if) you can register 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.