Course Registration and Enrollment

Adding a Class

Any person wishing to enroll for courses taught by the College must register during the scheduled registration periods using my.tmcc.edu. Each semester, the College publishes a class schedule with detailed information on courses offerings, registration procedures and dates, and add/drop periods. Registration periods are assigned to students based on the number of completed credits.

Students may add classes through my.tmcc.edu during the published registration periods. After the registration period, students may continue to add classes until the 100% refund period, but instructor permission may be required. After the 100% refund period and until the 50% refund period, a student must have instructor permission to enroll. Registration after the 50% refund period requires approval of the academic dean.

Students who add classes or register late become immediately responsible for these class fees. Refunds are based on the times the class has met and not student attendance. See the Refund Policy for more information. It is important for students to verify the accuracy of their enrollment schedules and fees any time a change is made.

Attendance

Because instructors consider class attendance an integral part of the learning experience, students are required to attend the first class of each course in which they register and adhere to the attendance policy established by the course instructor and stated in the course syllabus. It is the student’s responsibility to withdraw from classes they are unable to attend. During the 100% refund period, an instructor may, but is not required to, drop a student for nonattendance and/or not meeting the prerequisites for a class. For policy governing non-attendance for religious obligations, please refer to Religious Holiday Observations.

Date of Matriculation

A student’s date of matriculation is the date of the first day of instruction in the semester or term in which enrollment first occurs. Registration in continuing education courses, which are not state funded, will not cause out-of-state tuition to be assessed, nor will enrollment in these courses be included in the date of matriculation for evaluation of residence.

Concurrent Enrollment

Veterans, international students and financial aid students who are concurrently enrolled at TMCC and any other post-secondary institution must notify the appropriate office which school is the parent institution and provide verification of fees paid and credits earned at the other institution.

Semester System

Units earned at TMCC are awarded on the basis of semester units. A regular Fall or Spring semester consists of 15 weeks.  Summer and Winter sessions are offered in condensed timeframes but maintain a regular semester's number of instructional hours and workload.

Credit/Unit Load

All classes taken for credit constitute the total credit load for each student. The maximum number of units a student may carry without the approval of an academic advisor is 18 units during the Fall/Spring terms and 14 units during Summer term (seven units per Summer session). A student wishing to carry more than 18 units in Fall/Spring and 14 units during Summer term must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, have completed one semester at or above full time enrollment (12 or more units) and get approval from an Academic Advisor.

Withdrawing from Class

Refunds for withdrawing from classes are based on the times the class has met and not on attendance. During the 100% refund period, an instructor may drop a student for non-attendance and/or not meeting prerequisites; in this case, no grade will appear on the student’s record.

If a student drops during the 100% refund period, no grade will appear on the student’s record. See the Refund Policy for additional information.  A student may choose to withdraw from a course up to the midpoint (60%) of a course. There may be conditions under which a student will be administratively withdrawn from a course. Date of last attendance will be recorded in MyTMCC.

Auditing a Class

A student who wishes to enroll for no credit may register as an auditor. An auditor pays regular fees and thereby has access to the classroom and course materials. A student who audits a course will not receive a grade or credit for that course.  Students may change from credit to audit or audit to credit by completing the Audit Form online and must do so by the last day to withdraw from a class. 

Cancellation of Classes

The College reserves the right to cancel any class. Students will automatically receive a full refund for a canceled class.