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Log on to eServices to:
- Add or drop classes
- View your priority registration appointment date
- Check your fees/make payment
- View and print your class schedule
- Check your grades
- Plus, many other functions
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For Guidelines and Tips when You're Waitlisted for a Class - click here
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Registration is broken up into six priority periods, which are mandated by Los Rios board regulations:
Students participating in the EOP&S, CalWORKs, DSPS programs, members or former members of the Armed Forces of the United States (including California National Guard and Naval Militia), and Foster youth or former Foster youth.
Continuing students who have completed a minimum of 12 units in Los Rios Community College District who will graduate or transfer to a baccaleaureat college or university at the end of the semester of registration (this is a one time only option). Students must meet with a counselor to verify eligibility prior to the start of this priority registration period.
New and continuing student athletes who have completed assessment, orientation and counseling - and have been certified by a team coach.
Continuing students (from previous semester) and New, Matriculated students who have completed orientation, assessment and academic planning by the following deadlines - APRIL 1 for Summer/Fall registration and NOVEMBER 1 for Spring registration.
New, transfer and returning students.
Advanced education students (concurrently enrolled in high school).
Open with Enrollment Appointment:
Students who have lost priority registration due to having earned 90 or more degree-applicable units in Los Rios OR having been placed on academic or progress probation for TWO consecutive terms.
Students can appeal the loss of priority registration due to extenuating circumstances, high unit majors and demonstrating significant academic improvement. Click here for the form.
Within Priority Registration periods, students are randomly assigned a day and time that is their Priority Registration Appointment. This is not an in-person appointment (in fact, some appointments times are when our office is closed). It is your first opportunity to register for classes - either online via eServices or in the A&R Office. Once a Priority Registration date has passed, a students may register anytime after that date. For more detailed information about Priority Registration and exact dates for a particular semester, please call the Admissions & Records office at (916) 608-6500.
LOSS OF PRIORITY REGISTRATION: The California Community Colleges Board of Governors approved changes that establish system-wide enrollment priorities designed to ensure classes are available for students seeking job training, degree attainment or transfer and to reward students who make progress toward their educational goals.
New students who have completed college orientation, assessment and developed education plans as well as continuing students in good academic standing (not on probation or dismissal) who have not exceeded 90 units (not including units in basic English, Math or English as a Second Language) will now have priority over students who do not meet these criteria.
Active-duty military and veterans, EOPS, CalWORKs and DSPS students will continue to have first priority for registration if they meet the same criteria listed above (be in good standing and have not exceeded 90 degree-applicable units).
The deadlines to complete the three pre-enrollment steps for New Students (orientation, assessment, education plan) are:
Spring semester November 1
Summer/fall semester April 1
Prior to the start of the semester, you may add classes online using eServices or in person at the A&R office. Students can add classes during priority and open registration – if there is room in the class.
As a class fills, a wait list will become available (with room for 5-20 students). Although wait listed students get first consideration for available seats in classes, it is still possible for other students to try to add classes once classes begin. If there is space available in the class, the instructor will give out a Permission Number. Students can then add the class online using this Permission Number and the class number. The Permission Number will be valid for the first two weeks of a full-semester class. If you were on the wait list, make sure to drop yourself from the wait list first -- then add the class with the permission number.
Late adds – After the semester has started, students can no longer be added to a wait list. In addition, the nightly process which automatically adds students from the wait list to the roster no longer runs. After the start of a semester or term, a permission number is required in order to add. After enrollment deadlines pass, students must petition with the Admissions & Records office to add.
You may drop classes using eServices or by submitting a drop request form with the Admissions & Records office. Deadlines for dropping classes and resulting penalties, if any, are listed on the district website - go to Add/Drop date calendar. Be mindful that adding, dropping or withdrawing may affect:
* Financial aid
* Veterans' benefits
* International student status
* Academic standing
* Athletic eligibility
See a counselor or the appropriate epartment for assistance before making changes to your schedule.
It is the student's responsibility to drop from classes in which they do not plan to attend or are no longer attending. Instructors may or may not drop students for non-attendance. Students who drop from classes after the deadline for the last day to drop for a refund/credit are responsible for all fees.
Late Enrollment and Program Changes
Beginning the second week of instruction, adding a full semester classes requires a permission number obtained from faculty. Instructors, at their option, may add students to classes through the end of the second week of instruction. Drops must be processed by published dates to receive refund/credit.
No late class additions for full semester classes will be processed after the second week of class (see calendar for other session deadlines, i.e., 8 week classes). There are exceptions involving approved section switches (i.e., ENGWR 300 for ENGWR 101, SPAN 101 for SPAN 401, etc.) or extenuating circumstances (i.e., accident, illness, family death) that prevented a student from processing the necessary paperwork. Student petition forms for late adds are available at the Admissions & Records offices and online.
Enrollment Fee Payment Deadlines
All fees are payable at the time of registration. Non-payment of fees will result in penalties, i.e., being dropped from classes, restrictions from future enrollments, and/or restrictions on processing of official transcript requests.
If you choose to be on a wait list, you do not have to pay fees - yet (fees are not incurred). However, once you are automatically moved into the class, you are responsible for paying fees upon enrollment. Check your wait list status often.
If you no longer want to be on a wait list, you must remove yourself or be responsible for paying the enrollment fee if you are automatically moved into the class at a later date.
Folsom Lake College, El Dorado and Rancho Cordova Centers require pre- and co-requisites in some courses. It is the intent of Folsom Lake College to guide students in to courses in which they will have the greatest chance for academic success. A prerequisite is a course or skill level you should have before enrolling in a course or program to ensure your success. It is your responsibility to show evidence that you have taken the pre- or co-requisite or have the required skills.
BE PREPARED - Bring copies of your grade reports, transcripts, assessment placement results, or a counselor-approved course placement sheet to the first meeting of each class. A challenge process is available - see your counselor, Admissions & Records, or instructor for details.
REMEMBER - It is your responsibility as a student to demonstrate that you have met the pre- or co-requisite before enrolling in your courses.
A student is considered full-time when they are enrolled in 12+ units for the fall or spring semesters (6 units in the summer). The maximum unit load is 18 units for fall or spring. Students who wish to enroll in more than 18 units must complete a petition for exceeding unit limit with a counselor prior to adding additional units. Any classes that are over the unit limit must be added at the Admissions & Records counter along with approved petition.
When available class seats are filled, a class is closed to further enrollment. However, students may (at the time of registration) place their name on a wiat list. Students should put their names on wait lists only if they intend to take the class if a seat becomes available. Wait listed students must be present at the first meeting of the class. Students who receive an instructor's approval to add the class will be given a Permission Number to be used to add the class online or in person.
Wait list eligibility: 12-unit wait list limitation for fall or spring (5 units in the summer); not already enrolled in another section of the same course.
It is the student's responsibility to check the status of their wait list position, and if they have been added into the class. After the system enrolls a wait listed student into a class, the student has must pay the enrollment fees immediately or run the risk of being dropped for non-payment. Being on a wait list does NOT mean that the student is enrolled in the class!