Need to add or drop a class? After you register, you can adjust your classes within the add/drop period posted on the academic calendar. Or you can join a waitlist and, if space is available, add a class that has already filled.
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Once you have registered, you might be able to add a class even if it has already started. Simply follow the steps needed to add a course and, if space is available, be sure to add the course by the deadline posted in the academic calendar. Note: You may not add classes after the add deadline.
Add Authorization Process (formerly Add Code)
Classes can only be added with:
Classes cannot be added with:
If you need to drop a class, it is your responsibility to officially drop each class by the deadline date. If you do not drop by the deadline, you may receive a substandard grade, a withdrawal “W,” and need to pay all relevant fees.
Drop a Class Online
Voluntary Course Drop
Remember, it is your responsibility to process an official withdrawal from class. Failure to do so may result in a letter grade of A through F. You may drop a class or classes within the refund period and add another class or classes using the fees already paid. If you fail to properly register or add a class, you will NOT receive credit for that class.
If you drop after the refund deadline, the fees you paid for the classes are forfeited.
You may drop a class before the refund deadlines and add a class with additional fees if the class is dropped after the refund deadline. To add the same class at a different time/date/instructor, you must request a lateral transfer from both instructors. All transfers are processed through the Admissions Office.
Check the academic calendar for final drop dates:
Dropped Due to Attendance
If you enroll in class but do not attend the first scheduled class meeting, you may be dropped from the roster and your place given to waitlisted students who were unable to enroll at the time of registration. In an online class, the instructor will indicate what she/he considers the first class meeting.
If you register for a class and never attend, you are still responsible for dropping the class. Failure to officially drop a class by the appropriate deadline may result in a “W” and you may be required to pay all fees associated with the class.
Regular attendance is expected of every student. You may be dropped from a class when absences exceed the number of units assigned to the course. This rule also applies to excessive absences due to illness or medical treatment. If you have been absent due to illness or medical appointments, you must explain the absence directly to the instructor.
Dropped Due to Nonpayment
All fees must be paid by the posted fee payment deadlines or you will be dropped from all classes. If you were on a waitlist and then admitted to the class, you must pay those class fees by the same deadlines, or you will be dropped from all classes.
The Waitlist Process
If a class section’s status is “Open,” that means there is still space for you to register for that class. If its status is “Waitlisted,” there might be some seats available, or you can be placed in line to get into the class. “Closed” means that the class is completely full as well as the waitlist (10 people max on the waitlist). To join a waitlist, you should email the professor or attend the first day of class to ask if there is space in the class.
If you are on a waitlist for a class, be sure to check your El Camino email DAILY to find out if you have been admitted to the class. If admitted, you must log in to MyECC, add the class, then pay class fees on or before the fee payment deadline or you may be dropped from all classes, including those already paid for.
It is your responsibility to keep informed of your waitlist status and to pay any fees due by the posted deadlines.