Registration at Norco College
Look through the courses at the college in the spring schedule (see
link). Pick classes of interest or classes that might fulfill a general
education requirement at UC or Cal State schools (see the IGETC or CSUGE for
classes that are most likely to transfer.) Pick more than one day/time
that fits into your schedule, in case the first one is full. Highlight
or make a list of several classes, dates/times, and their schedule code
to make it easier to enter during registration. (Norco College does not
give hard copies of the schedule of classes. It is only online.)
If your student has their registration time during school, he/she can ask to be released from class to go to the computer lab
to register if they show their teacher their registration time. Please
note that computers at school run a little slower, and when you and several
other students are registering at the exact same time, it's best to use a
higher speed connection. Keep in mind some classes will fill up in the first few minutes. It's like buying concert tickets. You want to be ready and waiting for the screen to unlock!
If you get into the class you wanted, GREAT! If not, you'll have to...
Waitlist for as many classes as you want. Keep an eye on your waitlist
position. As students get into classes, they will drop off of other
waitlists, and you'll move up. Once your two-class maximum is reached
(three classes if you were allowed to overload), you will be dropped
from all other waitlists. This means if you get into your second or
third favorite class, you cannot continue to waitlist for your first
If you are STILL on the waitlist when school starts, get an ADD card from the front desk, and go to the first
class. Talk to the professor directly. JFK teachers will allow you
to attempt to add college classes during this first week of each semester. Some college professors will add all students who show up.
Others will not. It's up to the professor or the course, so ask around to other
students to see if anyone has taken the same class before and knows the professor's policy.
JFK STUDENT CAP
There is a 5 student cap when registering for classes. Once 5 students have registered for a class, no more JFK students will be accepted, even to be put on the waitlist. Students can still try to add the class with an ADD card, as described above.
PAY YOUR FEES
There are $35 - $40 in fees due to Norco College for fall/spring
semesters. Be sure to pay this before the first day of school or you
will automatically be dropped from the class. This can be done through Webadvisor or at the college.
GET A CHANGE OF SCHEDULE
Once you're fully registered into classes, take a printout to the
counselor or advisor if any changes need to be made to your JFK class
schedule. Do this ASAP so you can get to your first college class
without missing a JFK class. You will also be taken out of any placeholder classes at JFK.
The books necessary for each class are listed after you are registered.
Some teachers suggest you wait until the first meeting to get your
books, in case a book is recommended instead of required, or if they
decide to change editions. I have found that if you do this, then all
of the rental books or used books may be taken. There are also other
places to look for books or ebooks, such as Amazon.com, half.com/ebay,
chegg.com, or barnesandnoble.com. Check their return policies. Some
places let you return it within the first week of school for a
refund. Renting books or eBooks are the cheaper alternative, if you don't
need to keep the book after the class.
Finally, remember that the first week of college classes each semester brings a ton of
traffic in the morning. Be sure to leave
extra time to get to JFK.
Any other tips or questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.