New, Full-Time Students
All new students should plan to attend orientation. New students who have been accepted for admission will be notified when to report for orientation and registration. Counselors and advisors will be available to assist with registration.
DMACC requires all first-time, full-time students seeking an AA-Liberal Arts, AGS or AS-Liberal Arts degree to take SDV 108, The College Experience, during their first semester. Students taking all classes online may take the online SDV 108.
Exceptions to the requirement of SDV 108 (ES 4503):
- Reverse transfer students with 24 credits, a GPA of 2.0 and above, and an official transcript from the previous institution
- Students who register for, and complete, the DMACC Honors (HON 101) orientation course
- Students who meet the definition of Guest Student (ES 4100)
Students may register for courses during the times and dates listed in the schedule of classes published prior to the beginning of each semester. Registration is not complete until students have paid their tuition and fees or when payment has been officially authorized by the Financial Aid Office or Business Office. Students with past-due obligations to the College will not be permitted to register for classes until the obligations are resolved. Students may register by calling 1-800-362-2127, ext. 7100, or visiting www.dmacc.edu/prospectivestudents/discover.asp.
New, Part-Time Students
New part-time students (11 or fewer credits Fall and Spring semesters, 7 or fewer credits Summer term) are encouraged to participate in orientation/registration, but are not required to do so. Registration during the time and dates published on the DMACC website and in the Credit Schedule of classes can be completed in person, by telephone or via the Internet.
These students may register in person, by telephone or the Internet in accordance with the times and dates published on the DMACC website and in the Credit Schedule of classes.
Adding a Course
Continuing students may add a credit course through the first five days of the full-length semester. Students who add courses during this time period are advised that classes have already begun and missed classes are the same as any absence. Course adds can be made in person, by phone or the Internet. Students are not permitted to attend a course unless officially registered for the course.
Dropping a Course
Students may drop a full-semester credit course through the 50th class day of the Fall and Spring semesters and the 30th class day of the Summer term. The last day to drop a course that does not run the full length of the Fall, Spring semesters and Summer terms depends on the beginning and ending dates of the course; the applicable date is published in the DMACC Credit Schedule and is also available by contacting the Registration Office on any campus. Students may view the drop deadlines on the academic calendar at www.dmacc.edu/students/AcademicCalendar.asp. Courses dropped during the first week of the semester will not appear on students’ transcripts.
Deadlines for dropping courses are different than refund deadlines. Information about refund deadlines is published in the DMACC Credit Schedule and is also available by contacting the Registration Office on any campus.
Students who have withdrawn from a course will not be permitted to continue attending the course.
Students who have a “hold” on their records due to unpaid financial obligations will be permitted to withdraw from credit courses, but will not be permitted to obtain transcripts, and graduation awards will not be conferred. In addition, students who have indebtedness may be prohibited from enrolling in courses as long as the indebtedness remains. Unpaid debts may be referred to a collection agency and/or a credit bureau. Students should contact the Student Accounts Office to resolve their debt.
Students may be administratively dropped from courses for nonattendance. Information on this procedure is contained in the Academic Information section of this catalog under “Attendance and Enrollment.”
Dropping or Adding Courses After the Deadlines
Students who miss the deadline for dropping a course, receiving a refund of tuition and fees, or adding a course may file an appeal asking that the deadline in question be waived. In order to appeal, students complete a Petition for Policy Waiver and submit it to their campus Student Services Office. Students must have exceptional extenuating circumstances that precluded compliance with the deadlines. Documentation must be submitted in support of the petition. Petitions must be submitted no later than the last day of the semester immediately following the semester of enrollment. The Petition for Policy Waiver Committee reviews the petitions and notifies students of the final disposition of petitions in writing.
Noncredit Course Registration Adds and Drops
Registration during the time and dates published in the Continuing Education schedule of classes can be accomplished in person, by telephone, mail or the Internet. Payment is due at the time of registration.