Registration Communications

Spring 2015 Registration: Updated Information

January 15th, 2015

The regular spring 2015 registration period for all students has been extended and will continue through Monday, January 19 at midnight. During this time all students, including those for whom all classes have been cancelled, will be eligible to enroll in any remaining open seats. The payment deadline remains Wednesday, January 21 at 5:00 p.m.

After midnight on the 19th, all systems are programmed to start the schedule change period (add/drop) which by administrative rule at ACC is limited to schedule changes for students who are already currently registered for classes in teaching sessions that start on January 20.

Courses that are being cancelled due to low enrollment will be identified late Thursday afternoon (1/15). Students for whom classes are cancelled will be emailed by Friday morning to advise them of the registration days and times they can use Student Online Services to register for open sections. Students in this category are automatically cleared to register through the end of schedule changes, regardless of whether they are currently in any classes that have started.

Continuing Education (CE) students will continue to register via the web system during all of the times above. CE students will also be able to register in person at HBC.

When registration for schedule changes begins on Monday at midnight, students who are eligible to register during the two schedule change days may register for classes that have already started (if space available) until the schedule change deadline on Wednesday, January 21 at 5:00. All students may also register for any courses in future sessions that have not yet started. The payment deadline for all course registration that is done through January 21–regardless of the start date of the course–is Wednesday, January 21 at 5:00 p.m.

REMINDER INFORMATION: Student Schedule Changes After Classes Start
Next week, during the schedule change period, all students who are not currently enrolled in any courses in a teaching session that has started are not eligible to late register for classes in teaching sessions that have started. This does not apply to Senior Citizens who are registering for the first time during the schedule change period for tuition-waived classes and students for whom all of their spring classes were cancelled. Please review the procedures that are attached here, as they have changed.

Procedures for handling class limit overload requests can be found on the President’s org reference site at: Class limit Overload Procedures

Developmental Education and Level Changes only:
Between January 22 and February 3, developmental education, science, math, and foreign language departments may initiate course or level changes for students, as determined appropriate by the departmental faculty. Departmental staff should use the Schedule Change Form to make the requested changes. When the change results in the addition of credit hours to the student’s schedule, payment must be made within one business day for the additional credits added to the schedule.

When filling out the form, the initiator should review the student’s records to ascertain that no time or day conflict occurs with the student’s established course schedule, that the student has no holds barring him from registration, and that the student has met pre- or co-requisite course requirements.

The forms must be completely filled out with:
a. Student’s full name
b. Student’s ID number
c. Course abbreviation, course number, section/lecture number and synonym
d. The semester and session
e. Signature and contact telephone number of the designated authority
f. Course override permission (when required)

The student should bring the completed form to any campus Admissions and Records Office, where they are processed by all campus A&R Office Supervisors. Registration is completed at the time the student submits the form, except in the case of missing information on the form or other issues that require research before registration can be done. Students should obtain a new fee receipt from the Cashier’s Office in the case of all changes, to determine if any additional charges are incurred. If additional tuition is charged, payment must be received within one working day of the submission of the schedule change form to maintain enrollment in the course(s).

Thank you for your attention to these matters and as always, if you have any questions please e-mail or call.

Best wishes for a great semester-

Update: Post-Schedule Change Period, Fall 2014

August 27th, 2014

Good Morning:

All schedule change registration for the fall 2014 16-week, and first 8-week sessions ended on Tuesday, August 26 at 5:00 p.m. Students who did not pay by the August 26 deadline were dropped for non-payment on Tuesday evening. In addition, students who were out of compliance with the Texas meningitis immunization requirement were also dropped from classes. The refund and withdrawal process continues, following the dates published in the course schedule.

Students who inquire about adding courses at this point should be directed to any of the later starting courses, including the 12-week session, the second 8-week session and other sessions that have not yet started. All registration systems are continuously open and available to use for classes in teaching sessions that have not yet started. Read the rest of this entry »