Registration at Guttman Community College

The Office of the Registrar announces the dates for registration in advance of each registration period.  In their first semester students are registered into houses and cohorts and informed of their classes once registered. After their first semester, students register themselves. All students are responsible for their own registration.  

An Advisement Service Indicator may be placed on students’ accounts in advance of registration dependent upon GPA and/or other factors.  Students with this indicator cannot register until an advisor removes the service indicator.   These students are required to see an advisor.   
Before you go to your advisor, go to Degree Works to check on your progress toward your degree. By selecting the “Registration Checklist” view, you can find a list of classes that you need to complete your degree requirements. To register, go to CUNYfirst to see which of the classes you still need are being offered for the semester for which you wish to register.

Please note that you are fully liable academically and financially for the classes for which you register.  Because of this you are strongly advised not to register for a class that does not apply to your degree program.  If you register for a class that does not apply to your degree program, it could delay your graduation and adversely affect any financial aid for which you may otherwise qualify. If you have questions about which classes are required for your degree, please see your advisor.
When registering for classes, you should register for both the 12-week and 6-week sessions of the semester. If your credit total is below 12, you are considered part-time and your financial aid may be affected. Please see the Financial Aid office if you have questions.

The amount of credits you are able to register for may also be dependent upon your GPA. For instance, students who are below a 2.0 GPA and/or are on academic probation may not register for more than 12 credits, and only students with a certain GPA may enroll for more than 16 credits. If you would like to register for more classes than permitted in CUNYfirst, please meet with your advisor.

After you register, you can view your bill in CUNYfirst and you can see any financial aid for which you qualify.  Financial services representatives are available year-round to assist you in satisfying your financial obligation to Guttman Community College.

Registration is not complete until payment is made, and the College reserves the right to drop you from your classes if payment is not made by the payment due date.

When you register for a class, Guttman Community College considers your registration to be a clear indication of your intent to attend that class. If you change your mind about attending class or if circumstances prevent you from attending, you must notify us officially of your change in status.  

If CUNYfirst is available you should drop the class online.  If CUNYfirst is not available, you should see your advisor who can drop the class for you during the allowed period.  If you are not able to use CUNYfirst and cannot see your advisor, you must inform us in writing of your intent to drop.  The drop will take effect the date of the post mark on your letter.

Classes dropped through the date indicated on the academic calendar do not appear on your transcript.  After this date, you may withdraw from a class, but the class remains on your transcript with a grade of W.

You may be entitled to a full or partial refund of tuition paid for a class. Refunds are based on the date on which you drop officially.  See the academic calendar for the deadline dates for dropping classes with a percentage refund.
If you do not notify the College of your intent to drop, your classes will appear on your transcript with whatever grades your instructors assign.  Additionally, you will owe the full amount of your bill and you may have to repay some or all of the financial aid you have received.

Withdrawing From a Class

The academic calendar also indicates the last date by which you may withdraw from a class. When you withdraw from a class, it remains on your transcript with a grade of W.  The W does not calculate into your GPA.  Note that this differs from dropping a class.  When you drop a class, it does not appear on your transcript.

To withdraw from one or more of your classes, you must contact your advisor. You should visit your advisor in person to discuss your decision. If you cannot visit your advisor, you must put your request in writing to your advisor.

Requests made through the deadline indicated in the academic calendar will be honored.  There is no guarantee that a request for withdrawal after the last date indicated in the academic calendar will be approved. If a request after the deadline is not approved, you will receive a grade in the course.

Remember that adding, dropping, or withdrawing from a class is an academic action that you initiate and for which you are responsible. If you do not drop a class by the deadline indicated in the academic calendar, it will remain on your transcript whether or not you attended the class, even if you are subsequently allowed to withdraw from the class.

Administrative Withdrawal

CUNY requires faculty to confirm that students have attended class at least once by a date announced in the academic calendar for each session of each semester.  Students who do not attend class even once by this date receive an administrative withdrawal from each class not attended.  A grade of WN shows for the class in CUNYfirst, but the class does not appear on the student’s official transcript.  If you receive a grade of WN you may not be admitted to class. Additionally, you remain financially liable for the class and you may lose financial aid.

Adding a Class After You Have Registered

When the registration period is over, you will need permission to add a class.  See your advisor for this permission.  Once classes begin, you will also need the permission of the instructor of the class you wish to add.

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