College of the
Admissions and Records

Registration Guidelines and Tips

What Do You Do Before Registering?
  • All new and returning students (you have not been registered for classes for two or more semesters) are required to submit an Application for Admission as early as possible.
  • Before you register, clear any prior debts to the college at the Business Services Office. Business Office hours are Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.)
  • Review counseling, testing and orientation information.
  • Students are limited to registering for a maximum of 18 units during priority, open registration, and Web registration. Students must have a advisor's approval to register for more than 18 units.
  • Check to see if any courses you are enrolling in have a prerequisite. It is your responsibility to be sure you have met the prerequisite.
  • Plan a balanced schedule.
  • Classes with low enrollment may be canceled. Be sure to register early so your enrollment is counted!
  • Students currently on academic probation may need to see an advisor before registering for classes.

Classes fill quickly!

For the best course selection, register as soon as possible.

Students wishing to enroll in math or English courses who have not completed the prerequisite requirement at College of the Redwoods, will need to meet with an advisor or counselor. (See Prerequisites).

Withdrawing from class

It is your responsibility to withdraw from a class you do not plan to finish. Failure to withdraw a class may result in a failing grade.

What is pass/no pass grading?

Some courses are graded on a letter-grade-only basis and some are graded on a Pass (P) No Pass (NP) only basis. Other courses offer students an option. To request a P/NP grade, select the "Register P/NP" option when registering for your class via WebAdvisor. If you decide to change you registration from Grade Only to P/NP after registration, you may do so up until 25% of the way through a class. Your decision is final and cannot be changed later.  Changing to P/NP is not allowed after this date. For courses less than a semester in length, check with your instructor or send an email by clicking here: P/NP question

Auditing a class
  1. Students may audit classes when the following criteria have been met:
  2. Students must be eligible for regular admission and enrollment.
  3. Students must meet the prerequisite for the class(es) they audit.
  4. Priority in class enrollment shall be given to students desiring to take the course for credit toward a transfer program, degree, or certificate.
  5. In these cases, auditors can only enroll during the second class meeting and only after the course instructor has authorized the acceptance of the student to the class. Instructors will sign the audit registration form, which will be submitted by the student to the Enrollment Services Office.
  6. No student auditing a class shall be permitted to change his or her enrollment in that course to receive credit for the course or to switch from credit to audit status. No audit request will be approved after the last day to add or drop a course. Exceptions to this provision may be approved on a case-by-case basis for extenuating circumstances by the Director of Enrollment Services, or the Campus Vice Presidents.
  7. The fee to audit a course is $15.00 per unit. No refund will be made on the $15.00 (per unit) audit fee.
  8. Students enrolled in classes to receive academic credit for 10 or more credit units in a given term will not be charged a fee to audit three or fewer credit units in that same term.
  9. Audited courses will appear on students' transcripts and be retained as part of the permanent student record.
  10. Students auditing a course will not be counted toward minimum class sizes for purposes of determining whether a course will be retained.
  11. Classroom attendance of students auditing a course shall not be included in reporting the apportionment (FTES) due College of the Redwoods.
  12. Other appropriate fees associated with attendance (e.g. health fees, parking fees, etc.) must also be paid for courses to be audited.
  13. Audit fees will be accounted for within the student fee database and deposited into the District's unrestricted funds.
  14. Instructors shall determine the level of a student's participation in the course being audited.