May 28, 2024  
2023-2024 Collin College Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Collin College Catalog

Registration Procedures



Online Registration for Credit Classes

Registration for credit classes is completed online only. Online registration provides students with an opportunity to register early in courses for the upcoming semester. This process is designed for students who have completed their admissions, TSI, assessment requirements, and have met with an academic advisor.

Student Load

Full-time:  A student enrolled for 12 credit hours or more in a Fall semester, Wintermester/Spring semester, or Maymester/Summer semester.

Part-time: A student enrolled for 11 credit hours or less in a Fall semester, Wintermester/Spring semester, or Maymester/Summer semester.

Students may, with special permission from the registrar, enroll for more than 18 credit hours during a regular session and 18 hours in combined Summer session terms. Permission will not be granted unless the student has a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) and plans to carry no more than 21 hours during a regular 16-week semester or nine (9) hours during a Summer session. Students are limited to one (1) course, maximum three (3) credit hours, during the Maymester and Wintermester sessions.

 

Limits on Student Enrollment

Students are limited to registering for no more than the following number of semester credit hours in the indicated terms or parts-of-term.

 

Fall Semester:
Fall 16 week term - 18 credit hours maximum

 

Wintermester/Spring Semester:
Wintermester part-of-term - 3 credit hours maximum
Spring 16 week term - 18 credit hours maximum

 

Maymester/Summer Semester:
Maymester part-of-term - 3 credit hours maximum
Summer 5-week part-of-term - 7 credit hours maximum
Summer 10-week part-of-term - 9 credit hours maximum (Students are limited to a total of 16 credit hours in all parts-of-term during the Maymester/Summer Semester.)


Students may, with special permission from the registrar, enroll for more than 18 credit hours during a regular 16-week term and for more than 16 credit hours in the  Maymester/Summer semester. Permission will not be granted unless the student has successfully completed 24 credit hours, has been enrolled in at least one semester full time, and has a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) and plans to carry no more than 21 hours during a regular 16-week semester or no more than nine (9) hours during a Summer 5-week part-of-term or more than twelve (12) hours during a Summer 10-week part-of-term. Students are limited to one (1) course, maximum three (3) credit hours, during the Maymester and Wintermester parts-of-term.

 

Notice for International Students:
Please note international students whose first semester is a Maymester/Summer semester are required to complete six semester hours. International students who are enrolled in the ESL program are required to enroll in 15 credit hours during the Fall, Wintermester/Spring and Maymester/Summer semesters.

Add/Drop

Credit students may add classes using the CougarWeb system through the first (1st) four (4) days of classes during regular 16-week semesters and during the first (1st) day of class of the Summer or mini-semester terms. For express and weekend courses, registration deadlines will vary. For regular 16-week classes, there is a hard deadline for registration on the fourth (4th) day of the semester.

Registration for any course will result in full tuition and fee assessment for the course hours. Any course dropped on or after the first (1st) day of each term or mini-semester will result in charges for the dropped course as determined by the state refund guidelines and approved tuition rates.

All students must initiate the process to be dropped from classes prior to the first (1st) class day or they will be required to make payment for tuition and fees assessed. Students receiving financial aid may not be automatically dropped from classes.

Drops and/or withdrawals may be made online through the posted Last Day to Withdraw for the term. For specific dates, see the Academic Calendar  section.

Students should contact their professors prior to initiating a drop. A student who discontinues class attendance and does not officially drop the course will receive a performance grade (i.e., A, B, C, D, or F) on his or her official transcript.

International students should contact the International Student Office (ISO) prior to dropping courses. For international students, failure to maintain full-time status* could affect or jeopardize their F-1 Visa and/or immigration status.

Students receiving financial aid or veterans assistance should contact the Financial Aid/Veterans Affairs Office prior to dropping courses.

Student Classifications

Freshman: A student who has successfully completed fewer than 30 quality hours.

Sophomore: A student who has successfully completed 30 to 59 quality hours

Junior: A student who has successfully completed 60 to 89 quality hours.

Senior: A student who has successfully completed 90 or more quality hours.

 

Classification varies for courses meeting on alternative or accelerated schedules.

Withdrawal From Courses

Withdrawal Policy: Texas Education Code 51.907 Course Drop Limit Provisions

Students who enroll as an entering freshman or a first-time college student in undergraduate courses at any Texas public community college, technical institute, health sciences institution, or any public university offering undergraduate courses must comply with the legislation of Texas Education Code 51.907.

Texas Education Code 51.907 states that students who enrolled for the first (1st) time during the Fall 2007 semester or any subsequent semester are subject to the course drop limit of six (6) course drops. This includes any course a transfer student has dropped at another institution. Collin College counts dropped courses starting in the Fall 2009 semester and forward.

Procedures to Withdraw from a Course(s)

Students may withdraw from a course(s) with a grade of “W” through the end of the eighth (8th) class week during a regular 16-week semester. The withdrawal date for flexible entry classes and mini-session varies. Withdrawals will appear on the student’s official transcript, but have no effect on his or her grade point average (GPA). Contact the admissions area in the Student and Enrollment Services Office for withdrawal deadlines for other terms. Prior to initiating a withdrawal, students should contact their professor(s) and/or an academic advisor. Withdrawal from Collin College must be initiated by the student. Students who discontinue class attendance and do not officially withdraw will receive a performance grade for the course(s).

Students who need to withdraw from a class(es) may do so online or in person in the Student and Enrollment Services Office at any campus. Students may withdraw online through the posted last day to withdraw unless the student has a registration hold(s) or is an international student. In these cases, the student must come to the admissions area in the Student and Enrollment Services Office at any campus to withdraw. The withdrawal deadlines are listed in the Academic Calendar .

Students may also withdraw from Collin College by mailing a written request for such action to the admissions area in the Student and Enrollment Services Office. The written request must include the student’s signature, address, CWID number, date of birth, phone number(s), and the course name(s) and number(s). The date postmarked on the envelope will be the official withdrawal date.

Students who initiate a withdrawal from classes cannot be reinstated once the withdrawal has been processed. Failure to drop or withdraw on or before the last day to withdraw will result in the student receiving a performance grade (i.e., A, B, C, D, or F) on his or her official transcript.

International students should contact the International Student Office (ISO) prior to withdrawing from courses. For international students, failure to maintain full-time* status could affect or jeopardize their F-1 Visa and/or immigration status. Students receiving financial aid or veterans assistance should contact the Financial Aid/Veterans Affairs Office prior to withdrawing from courses.

*Full-time status is 12 credit hours during the Fall and Spring semesters and six (6) credit hours in a Summer session. Full-time status for mini-semesters varies. International students whose first semester is Summer or are in the ESL program are required to enroll in Summer sessions.

For more information, contact Student and Enrollment Services on any campus.

Registration for Continuing Education (CE) and Workforce Development Classes

Each semester Collin College offers Continuing Education (CE) classes to community members through Continuing Education and Workforce Development. Registration for these classes can be done in three (3) ways:

  1. Online registration: Registration online at www.collin.edu/ce/registration.html if you already have a student account at Collin College. Apply at www.collin.edu/ce/application.html if you are a new student.
  2. Phone registration: Call 972.985.3711 and provide the course name, CRN, and credit card information (we accept VISA, Discover, or MasterCard).
  3. Walk-in registration: Available at the Celina Campus, Courtyard Center - Plano, Farmersville Campus, Frisco Campus (Preston Ridge), McKinney Campus (Central Park), Plano Campus (Spring Creek), Technical Campus, and Wylie Campus. Times are listed in the current Continuing Education Schedule.

CE Registration is ongoing throughout the semester.  Students are encouraged to register at least one week prior to the class start date.