REGISTRATION

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Self-Service Registration Guide

Current Students

If you have taken classes with Columbia College in the past three semesters, you may register for classes by visiting connectColumbia and logging into your online account using your student identification number ("w" number) and password.  If you forgot your password or W number, and cannot reset your password on your own, you must contact the Help Desk at 209-588-5385 to help you reset it.  The A&R staff cannot give out any personal information such as W numbers over the phone because we cannot confirm your identity. 

  • If you have attended Columbia College in the past but have been gone for a year or longer, you will be required to complete a new admissions application via the yellow Apply Now button at the top left of this page.

New Students

If this is your first time taking a class with Columbia College (or you have attended in the past but it has been a year or longer), start by completing the Admissions Application. Click the Apply Now button at the top left of this screen.

  • Once you submit your online admissions application, you will receive an email from CC Admissions to confirm your acceptance and give you your student identification / "w" number. 
  • Now it's time to register for classes. Begin by visiting connectColumbia, the online registration portal. (You can also find a link to connectColumbia on the College home page under "My Columbia")

Waitlist information

When a class is full, a waitlist is created for that course.  If a seat becomes available, you will receive an  email to your student email address and will have 5 days to add the course.  If you do not add during that time, your chance to add expires and permission goes out to the next person on the waitlist.  The waitlist system stops sending permission to add emails 6 days before a class begins so that anyone who received an email has time to add the course. If you did not receive a permission to add email, you may contact the instructor to request an add code.  

Adding a course

You may add your courses in your student portal, connectColumbia.  If you need help learning how to add courses in connectColumbia, you can call the Welcome Center at  209-588-2194  to speak with a Student Ambassador and they can help you with that process.

If you cannot add a class on your own for some reason, you can complete a Course Registration form and email it from your Columbia College student email account to ccadmissions@yosemite.edu and the A&R Team will assist you.  

ONLINE COURSES

If you have added yourself to the waitlist for a class, the system will automatically notify you, via your student email, if a space becomes available.  The waitlist system stops sending permission to add emails 6 days before a class begins. Once an online class has begun, you will only be able to register into the class if the instructor provides you with an add code, even if the class has seats available.   The add code may not be used to register until the first day the course begins.  To request an add code, email the instructor directly. 

To register into a class with an add code, log into connectColumbia and select "Add Class with Access Code."

IN PERSON COURSES

If you have added yourself to the waitlist for a class, the system will automatically notify you, via your student email, if a space becomes available. The waitlist system stops sending permission to add emails 6 days before a class begins.  Students taking full-term courses in fall and spring may add themselves into a course with open seats without  an add code during the first week of the semester.   If the course has a waitlist, students will need an add code when registering.  During the second week of the semester, students must have an add code to register for any full-term class.   To request an add code, email the instructor directly.  The add code may not be used to register until the first day the course begins.  Short term classes have their own add and drop dates.  See the Class Search for course details.

To register into a class with an add code, log into connectColumbia and select "Add Class with Access Code."

If you would like to add a course after census, which is usually two weeks after the start of a full-term class, you will need to complete the Permission to Add After Census form.  That form must be signed by both the instructor and dean and then emailed to ccadmissions@yosemite.edu from your student email account.  

Dropping a course

You may drop courses in your student portal, connectColumbia.  You can access connectColumbia from the home page of the Columbia College web site.  

If you need assistance in dropping a class, you can complete a Course Drop form and email it from your Columbia email account to ccadmissions@yosemite.edu  and the A&R Team will assist you.  Please note that if you drop after attending the class past the census date, you will receive a withdrawal grade (W) on your transcript.  You can drop the course until 75% of your course has been completed.  After that point, you can no longer drop or receive a W in the course.  Instead you will receive an A-F grade from your instructor.  Please see the Class Search for census and drop dates for your particular class. 

 

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