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Student Registration FAQ


Starting November 2012, Clinton Community College continuing, matriculated students will be able to register for courses online. The information below will answer many of the basic questions you may have about online registration.

We also highly encourage you to view our video tutorials and download one of our registration guides.

Can I register online?
If you are a currently enrolled student in a degree program (or undeclared) then you are able to register online. Other students (returning, new freshmen and transfers, and non-matriculated) are not able to register online at this time.

How do I register online?

  1. Pick up a registration card in the Registrar's Office
  2. Meet with your advisor to choose your courses and to enable your registration. Have your ad
  3. Login to your student portal selecting the term for which you want to register
  4. Click the ‘Registration’ link
  5. Verify that your information is correct. If it isn’t make changes and click ‘submit’
  6. Using the filter option (click show filter) or the page selector at the bottom, find the courses you wish to register for and click the checkbox.
  7. If you have errors, review the FAQ’s below
  8. After you have selected all of your courses, click ‘Process Registration’ to register for the courses
  9. A page with your schedule will show to confirm your schedule. Print a copy of your schedule
  10. If you need further assistance, please do not hesitate to call the Registrar’s Office at (518) 562-4123.

When can I register online?
Please consult the registrar office registration schedule to see when you are able to register. Registration opens at 8:00 AM on the listed beginning registration dates.

What time does registration open?
Registration opens at 8:00 AM on the beginning registration dates listed on our schedule.  

Do I need to fill out a registration card?
We recommend that you complete a registration card and have your advisor sign it. If you run into difficulties registering online, the registrar's office will use a signed card as proof of what you have been advised to take and can register you for courses. If you do not have a signed card, we cannot register you.

Do I need to see my advisor before registering online?
Yes! You will need to see your advisor for assistance in planning your schedule before registering online. Your advisor must 'enable' your account before online registration.

How do I access online registration?
First, you need to login to your student portal. Once you have logged in, click the ‘Registration’ link on the left-hand navigation to access the online registration system. IMPORTANT: Be sure that the term listed on the left-hand column is the term for which you want to register not the current term!

Message: “Your Advisor, [Advisor Name] has prevented your registration until you see him/her for advising” What do I do?
You are getting this message because you have either not seen your advisor yet or your advisor has not yet enabled your account. Please contact your advisor.

Message: “Registration for this student/term cannot continue because: Student has an active business hold that prevents registration”. What do I do?
You are getting this message because you have a hold on your account. Please contact the respective office to clear the hold.

How do I find my courses?
You can do so in two ways. The first is to go to the bottom of the page and to click on the next page until you find all the courses you want (courses are listed in alphanumeric order based on department and number). The second method (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED) is to use the show filter button to filter the course offerings down to specific courses. See below for more information.

How do I search for certain courses by department and/or course #?
You can search for particular course numbers or department code by doing the following:Click the ‘Show Filter’ button 

  1. Enter department code (i.e. ACC, BUS, ENG, MAT, etc.)
  2. Enter Course # (i.e. 098, 101, 102, etc.)
  3. Click ‘Apply Filter’ to search for these courses
  4. After you have found your course, click ‘Clear Filter’ to remove the filter

How do I search for certain courses by date and/or time?
You can search for courses by date and/or time by doing the following:

  1. Click the ‘Show Filter’ button
  2. Enter the days of the weeks you want to show up on the results
  3. Enter the time of the day you want to show up (leave as is if the time doesn’t matter)
  4. Click ‘Add’ You must hit the 'Add' button to add a filter based on date and/or time
  5. Click ‘Apply Filter’ to search for these courses
  6. After you have found your course, click ‘Clear Filter’ to remove the filter


Can I display more than just 10 results per page?
Yes! Click the ‘Show Filter’ button and next to the ‘Display’ button click the number of results you want

  1. Click the ‘Show Filter’ button
  2. Click the drop down menu next to the ‘Display’ button
  3. Click the number of results you want to see per page
  4. Click ‘Apply Filter’

I’ve found my course(s), now how do I register for it?
Simply click the button to the left of the course and hit the process registration button. Once you have done this, you will be taken to a screen to show your schedule. If your course appears on that screen then you have successfully registered for it.

Do I have to hit ‘Process Registration’ every time I click on a course?
No, you can click a course and then continue searching for your other courses until you have finished clicking all your courses and then click ‘Process Registration’

Help! There’s no button next to my course so I can’t register for it. What do I do?
If there’s no button next to your course it means that there is some form of issue. See below

  • If there is no box and it reads ‘Prereq’ it means that you don’t have the prerequisite to get into the course. Go to the Registrar’s Office and pick up a ‘Permission to Take Course Without Prerequisite Form’, fill it out, get it signed, and bring it back to the Registrar’s Office.
  • If there is no box and it reads ‘Deg Aud’ it means that the course does not count in your curriculum. You will need to register for the course by going to the Registrar’s Office.
  • If there is no box, it means that the course is closed. You will need to select another course, or pick up the ‘Permission to Override Maximum Course Limit’ form in the Registrar’s Office , fill it out, get it signed, and bring it back to the Registrar’s Office.
  • If there is no box and it reads ‘Reg’ it means that you are already registered for that course
  • If there is no box and it reads ‘FacAppReq’, it means that you must get special permission to register for that course. Contact your advisor for more information.

I get a message that states, “The Course Scheduled on . . . . “ and it won’t let me register. What do I do?
This means that there is a time conflict with the course for which you are trying to register. Check to make sure that you are entering the correct section of the course. Select another section, or click ‘drop’ in the course that it conflicts with in your current schedule section and then click the checkbox.

Message: “Duplicate course registration is not allowed” What do I do?
The online registration system won’t let you register for more than one section of the exact same course in a given semester. Select another section, or click ‘drop’ in the course that it conflicts with in your current schedule section and then click the checkbox.

Message: “Co-Requisites not met for . . . .” What do I do?
The online registration system checks courses that require co-requisites when you click process registration. If it finds that you have a course with a co-requisite that you have not registered for (or not successfully completed in the past) it won’t allow you to register for that course. Find the required co-requisite, check it and then click the process registration button.

How do I know I've successfully registered?
After you have clicked the 'process registration' button, you will be taken to a page where you courses are rostered. You are registered for all courses that appear on this page.

What do I do with the registration card after I've registered?
If you have successfully registered for all courses for which you have been advised, then you may simply keep the registration card for your file. If you have difficulties registering for a course, you can bring the registration card into the registrar's office and a member of our staff will assist you.

I have more questions about online registration. What should I do?
First, we suggest that you review this FAQ closely and read all of the questions. Afterwards, we suggest that you review our video tutorials and downloadable guides. Finally, if you still have questions that are unresolved, please do not hesitate to contact the Registrar’s Office. We can be reached by phone at (518) 562-4123.

I have some ideas to improve online registration. Where can I send feedback?
If you have ideas that would help improve online registration, please contact the Registrar's Office at (518) 562-4124.