The Student News Site of Tarrant County College

The Collegian

The Student News Site of Tarrant County College

The Collegian

The Student News Site of Tarrant County College

The Collegian

Registration coming soon for fall term

By Megan Carradine/south news editor

As fall registration begins June 15, many students have booked appointments with advisors and have their list of classes ready.

To assure a slot in a class, South Campus registrar John Spencer said students should have their preferred class list ready before registration starts.

Last semester, more than 10,000 students registered for classes on the first day. Another 15,000 students registered the day after.

“We have so many students trying to get into the system between midnight and 4 a.m. on the first night of registration,” Spencer said. “That’s why it is sometimes difficult for students to get the classes they want right away.”

Many students, like sophomore Brittany Fennell, have memorized the general dates for registration: June 15 for the fall semester, Nov. 15 for spring and April 15 for summer. 

“I noticed the registration pattern about a year ago,” she said. “I’m glad they have the same date every semester because it helps me remember.”

Spencer said some sections fill faster than others.

“Registration for Anatomy and Physiology, distance learning and other science classes are usually the hardest classes to get into,” Spencer said.

“We have hundreds of students a minute trying to get into those particular classes. I would recommend these students to have a good plan B and even C just in case they don’t get into the class.”

Spencer gave three tips for students trying to enroll the night of registration. The first tip was to make sure students have no outstanding charges.

“We have so many students who try to enroll into classes and are unable to get into them because they have parking citations, tuition fees and overdue library books,” he said. “So make sure you pay all charges before registering for classes.”

Spencer’s second tip was targeted to transfer students.

“Students need to make sure the school has their transcripts, test scores and evaluations because this can lengthen the enrollment process,” he said. “Many students are ready the night of registration, but they get red-flagged because the school is needing something from them, making them ineligible for the class at that particular time.”

Spencer also made sure students didn’t duplicate classes.

“The system is designed to do a clean-up,” he said. “So if students have registered for the same class on different days, the system will delete them from the class.”

If students are unsuccessful, Spencer said to make sure they’re ready for the non-payment drop.

Districtwide, more than 4,000 students drop on the first deadline for non-payment.

Spencer said students’ best attempt at registering for classes is to have preferred lists ready on the 15thday of each semester at 11:59 p.m. and be tenacious.

Donate to The Collegian

Your donation will support the student journalists of Tarrant County College. Your contribution will allow us to purchase equipment and cover our annual website hosting costs.

More to Discover
Donate to The Collegian