Manage Your Enrollment


Registration Information

Adding Classes Online

Students may register for classes through the My Clark page by selecting Web Registration. To use Web Registration, students must have the four-digit item number for each class they would like to add. Find item numbers in the Class Schedule.

Students may add open classes to their schedules using Web Registration through the second day of the quarter. 

Adding/Dropping/Withdrawing in Person

Students may add, drop or withdraw from classes at the Enrollment Services Office with photo ID by filling out a Registration Form. No appointment is necessary. 

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. 

Course Entry Codes

Many courses require prerequisites or an instructor's permission to register. Often, course entry codes are required even though students have met class prerequisites.

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 course entry code.

A course entry code is a five-digit number that is "attached" to the course. Students can get course entry codes from the Advising Office or from instructors.

To use a course entry code:

  1. Follow the steps to register through Web Registration.
  2. If a course entry code is required, a message will show at the top of the registration page prompting the user to enter the code in a box.
  3. Enter the five-digit code in the box.
  4. Click the "Submit Entry Code" button.

If a message displays stating the course entry code has already been used, contact Advising Services or the instructor of the class to get another code.

Dropping/Withdrawing From Classes Online

Students may drop or withdraw from classes through the My Clark page by going to Web Registration.

Online registration service 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. Quarterly dates and deadlines are available at Important Dates & Deadlines.


Late Registration 

If you register for a class on or after the first day of the quarter, you may be asked to show proof of registration upon attending the first class meeting. Take your Student Schedule to class with you as proof of your registration.

Beginning the third day of the quarter, you must obtain the written consent of the instructor to register in a class.

To register for classes after the 10th day of the quarter (8th day summer), obtain the written approval of the instructor on a Registration Form and a Late Registration Petition. Then visit the Registration Office with photo ID to complete your transaction.

PLEASE NOTE: Students will be assessed a late registration fee of $50 per class for every course registered after the 10th day of the quarter (8th day in summer).

Students whose enrollment changes fall under the following circumstances will NOT be charged the late registration fee:

  • A level change (example: MATH 095 to MATH 089)
  • A section change (examples: online course to a face-to-face course; 9:00 a.m. ENGL& 101 to 2:00 p.m. ENGL& 101)
  • Registering for continuous enrollment courses as opposed to sequential enrollment courses
  • Enrolling in late-start classes that begin after the 10th day of the quarter (8th day in summer)
  • Enrolling in zero-credit courses (typically labs)
  • Enrolling in ABE/GED/ESL courses
  • Using the Gold Card tuition waiver
  • Using the Clark College employee tuition waiver

A student who feels his or her situation warrants an exception to the late registration fee may request to have it waived by completing an Exception to the Late Registration Fee Request form. The final decision regarding exceptions will be made at the discretion of the Registrar.

Late Registration in a One-Day Class

Students who are not registered for a one-day course prior to attending must get the instructor's signature on a Registration Form and take it to the Enrollment Services Office with photo ID to enroll in the class no later than the next business day following the class.


Permission Required Classes

If a class description states that registration is by instructor consent only, obtain the instructor's signature on a Registration Form. When students request permission from the instructor, they should also request a "Course Entry Code." This five-digit number will allow the student to enroll in the class online. 


Course prerequisites will be enforced. Students may qualify for courses by taking a placement test, completing prerequisite coursework at Clark College, or having documented prerequisite coursework from another institution. If students do not meet prerequisites, they will be asked to change to an appropriate class level.

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



The waitlist process allows students to become registered in full classes as seats become available.

Students may place themselves on waitlists online when they register for classes through Web Registration. Students may also ask to be placed on a waitlist when they register in person. As seats become available in a full class, students from the waitlist will automatically be enrolled in the class in the order they appear on the waitlist. 

FALL 2019 Waitlist Dates:

Friday, September 13, 2019 - The waitlist will update for the last time at 1:00 p.m.

Monday, September 16, 2019 - Students may begin overloading full classes with instructor permission at the Enrollment Services office with photo ID.

Through Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - Students may register for open classes online.

Credit Options

Credit Maximum

Students may register for 1 to 20 credits per quarter. If they wish to exceed 20 credits, they must meet with an advisor. Contact the Advising Office 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 quarters, 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 drop credits online through the second day of the quarter, or thereafter may visit the Enrollment Services Office with photo ID to make the change.

To reduce the number of credits online, students may log in to the My Clark page and select "Web Registration." The student's schedule will show on the page with a button below it that reads "Change Credits.

  1. Click the "Change Credits" button beneath your class schedule.
  2. The variable credit classes in which you are registered will appear in a pop-up window.
  3. In the credit field, change the number to the number of credits you want. For example, change 5.0 to 3.0. (You may not register for zero, half or partial credits; for example, 0, 3.5 or 4.2.)
  4. Click OK.
  5. Verify your class schedule on the page.

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 a Registration Form to the Enrollment Services Office with photo ID. Such changes may be made only with the written consent of the instructor and must be processed by the end of the 10th day of the quarter (8th day summer). After the 10th (or 8th) day of the quarter, students may audit classes with permission from the course instructor and the appropriate instructional dean.

Pass/No Pass (Credit Only, No Grade)

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, obtain the instructor's signature, and in some cases the instructional dean's signature, on a Registration Form. Submit the signed form to the Enrollment Services Office with photo ID by the end of the eighth week of the quarter (deadlines for summer quarter may 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.