Why Register Now?
Although procrastination is a skill that many college students master, a more useful habit to foster is registering for classes ahead of time. Students who do this tend to be less stressed, and more successful. Why? Early registration enables you to secure the classes and schedule you want. This is especially important for students who juggle their education with other obligations, such as work and family. Registering early can also save your seat in those popular classes that fill up quickly.
Finally, registering early is a good way to keep yourself on track for your academic and professional goals. Don’t let a missed opportunity to enroll in a required class push you another semester away from graduating with your degree or from starting your professional career.
If you register for six or more credits by November 29, you will be entered into a raffle, with the potential to win a grand prize of a free 3-credit TMCC class for Spring 2019. Other prizes include a semester membership and locker at the Maria C. Sheehan Fitness Center, $200 credit at the TMCC Bookstore or a one-hour massage at the TMCC massage clinic.
Registration for Winter Session and the Spring Semester are now open for new and continuing students. Fees are due by Tuesday, January 20, no matter when you register.
New Offerings for 2019
Efficiency is what classes are offering in the upcoming semester at the Dandini Campus. Whether you’re pursuing a degree in Business, or are working through core requirements, several TMCC departments are offering “dynamically dated” options that enable you to complete two sequential classes in one semester. Specific examples include Princples of Statistics I and II (Econ 261 and 262) and English 101 and 102. Math and Biology also offer similar “mini session” classes (which is yet another reason to register early!).
If distance from campus is a barrier to your success, TMCC’s Meadowood Center offers multiple options for program completion. Two programs in Health Sciences have just been moved to this site: the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and Clinical Lab Specialist (CLS).
For those looking to pursue a career in Logistics Operations Management, the Meadowood Center has some great options that are well supported by our business community. “Students can complete a certificate of achievement, an associate degree and a bachelor's degree in Logistics at the Meadowood Center in a program that combines classroom and online programming to meet the needs of the working student,” said Interim Dean of Business and Social Sciences Amy Williams.
The Center also hosts an Associate of Applied Science in Massage Therapy, Entrepreneurship that combines comprehensive massage therapy instruction with business classes to help you excel as a massage therapist. Many other programs are also available at this centrally located TMCC site.
Need Help Registering?
According to Staci Miller, Lead Academic Advisor, Transfer Coordinator and Peer Advisor Supervisor, there are three common reasons that students are prevented from registering for classes. Students may have a hold on their account (which can be caused by many things, such as required advising or counseling appointment, an unpaid fee or missing information); accounts that are on "hold" cannot register for classes. Similarly, Miller advises that students know their registration dates—and if they can register early. "The sooner a student can register is the best," she said. "The earlier you register, the more likely you will be to get the classes you want."
Finally, transfer students could face delays if their transcripts are in the evaluation process. "If you're waiting for your transcript to be evaluated, but you know you need to take a class, it's best to schedule an appointment with an academic advisor, or talk to the department in which you are trying to register directly," Miller advises.
If you have any questions about registration (or need help with the registration process), the Welcome Center in the V. James Eardley Student Center offers information for general questions, password reset, campus maps and ID cards. Welcome Center staff members can also provide directions and contact information for many offices around campus.
Students may also find services such as academic advisement in Red Mountain Building, room 111, financial aid assistance in RDMT 315C, personal and career counseling in the Counseling Center, RDMT 325, and get details about payment plans in the Cashier’s Office, RDMT 318.
Important Information, Dates and Links for Registration
- To register, log on to my.tmcc.edu
- Winter Session is from Wednesday, Dec. 26–Thursday Jan. 17
- Last day to add a Winter Session class is Thursday, Dec. 27
- Spring Semester is from Monday, Jan. 28– Saturday, May 18
- Check the online searchable class schedule or my.tmcc.edu for any prerequisites that apply to the desired course.
- Check your enrollment dates, and enroll as quickly as possible.
- Remember to check the dates when fees are due.
Note: If you haven’t applied for admission to TMCC yet, visit the website for Steps to Enroll.
For more information, stop by Admissions and Records at Red Mountain Building, room 319, or call the registration hotline at 775-673-7111.