Manage Your Enrollment

Former Clark College Students returning to take classes:

If you a returning Clark College student and it has been longer than one year since you earned credits at Clark, you will need to be updated in our system.  Please fill out the Student Update Form and submit.  We will contact you when you are ready to register for classes.

Registration Information

Adding Classes Online

Instructions for adding classes on line are on the ctcLink Account page, under Navigating ctcLink, click on Enroll in Classes.

Online registration is available daily from 5:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Adding / Dropping / Withdrawing in Person

The Enrollment Services office is currently closed and the staff is working remotely.  There are two ways you may add or drop/withdraw from classes: online or by emailing us your paperwork.

Instructions are on the ctcLink Account page, under Navigating ctcLink:

  • to add a class, click on Enroll in Classes
  • to drop/withdraw from a class, click on Drop Classes

Online registration is available daily from 5:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. System access ends at 11:00 p.m. each night, which means any transaction attempts after 11:00 p.m. will not be received.

In order to meet the published refund or withdrawal deadlines, your online withdrawal transaction must be completed (i.e., you must have clicked the “Submit” button) prior to 11:00 p.m. Term dates and deadlines are available at Important Dates & Deadlines.

Altenatively, you may print a Registration Form, fill it out, sign it, and email it to Enrollment Services.

Canceled Classes

Classes may be canceled by the college at any time. Students enrolled in canceled classes will be dropped from those classes and will receive a 100% refund of tuition and fees.  The refund is generated automatically.  Contact the Cashier's office for questions regarding refunds for a cancelled class. 

Class Permission Codes

Many courses require prerequisites or an instructor's permission to register. Often, class permission codes are required to allow a student to enroll.

When students do not meet prerequisites or if they are registering for a course that requires instructor permission, they will not be allowed to register online without a class permission code.

A class permission code is a five- or six-digit number that is specific to a class section.  Students can request class permission codes from Advising or from the instructor.

Dropping / Withdrawing from Classes Online

Instructions for dropping or withdrawing from classes are on the ctcLink Account page, under Navigating ctcLink, click on Drop Classes.

Online registration is available daily from 5:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. System access ends at 11:00 p.m. each night, which means any transaction attempts after 11:00 p.m. will not be received.

In order to meet the published refund or withdrawal deadlines, your online withdrawal transaction must be completed (i.e., you must have clicked the “Submit” button) prior to 11:00 p.m. Term dates and deadlines are available at Important Dates & Deadlines.

Late Registration 

Beginning the third day of the term, you must obtain consent of the instructor to register in a class.  Email is the best way to contact your instructor; contact information can be found on the Clark Directories page, on the left side.

Permission Required Classes

If a class description states that registration is by instructor permission only, students must contact the instructor to request permission.

Beginning the third day of the term, students must request permission from their instructor, unless the class is a late-starting course (i.e., it begins after first week of the term).  Instructors will provide a class permission code which will allow the student to enroll using their ctcLink account.

Prerequisites

Course prerequisites will be enforced. Students may qualify for courses by providing placement documentation and/or completing a placement test, successfully completing prerequisite coursework at Clark College, or having documented prerequisite coursework from another institution.

The Enrollment Services office will review students' records each term after grades post and remove students from courses in the upcoming term if they did not satisfy their prerequisites.

Waitlist

The waitlist process allows students to become registered for classes through their MyClark@ctcLink account.  As spots become available in a full class, students on the waitlist will automatically be enrolled in the class, in the order they appear on the waitlist.

For instructions on how to add a class or add yourself to a class waitlist, refer to the ctcLink Account page, under the heading Navigating ctcLink, Enroll in a Class Waitlist.



Credit Options

Credit Maximum

Students may register for 1 to 20 credits per term. If they wish to exceed 20 credits, they must contact an advisor. Contact Advising for more information.

Variable Credits

A variable credit course allows you to register for and earn a specific number of credits in the class. For example, if the Class Schedule lists a credit range of 1-3 for the course, it means students may take the class for 1, 2 or 3 credits. Students will be charged for the number of credits for which they register, and will receive credit for the amount of work they complete.

In subsequent terms, students may register for the class again and pay for the remaining credits needed to complete the course.

The usual refund deadlines apply when dropping down the number of credits in a variable credit class.

Changing Variable Credits Online

When students register for variable credit classes, they are automatically enrolled for the maximum number of credits allowed for the class. 

Students may reduce the credits online through the 2nd day of the term, or thereafter, may submit a Registration Form to Enrollment Services to make the change.

Auditing a Class

Students may enroll in courses on an audit basis with instructor permission and upon payment of regular tuition and fees.

Students who audit a course are exempt from examinations and do not receive college credit; however, the instructor may require reasonable attendance and class participation.

To change from credit to audit, or audit to credit, students must submit have instructor permission, and must be processed by the end of the 10th day of the term (8th day summer). After the 10th (or 8th) day of the term, students may audit classes with permission from the course instructor and the appropriate instructional dean.

To make the change, students must submit a Registration Form to Enrollment Services.

Pass/No Pass  (Credit Only, No Grade, GPA is unaffected)

Certain courses may be graded as pass/no pass. Students planning to transfer to another college or to a university should determine the transfer institution's policy on pass/no pass grades before choosing this option at Clark.

A "pass" grade ("S") is granted only if students pass the subject with a satisfactory grade of "C" or better. This option is not available for courses being repeated or for classes required for a degree or certificate.

To change a class to pass/no pass, contact your instructor

This change must be processed by the end of the eighth week of the term (deadlines for summer term vary).

Non-Traditional Programs

Read about Non-Traditional Credit Programs for information on applying non-traditional credit toward a degree. Contact the Credential Evaluations office if you have questions.