Registration Information

After submitting an application for admission most first-time college students are required to complete an assessment test, an online orientation, and a first-semester educational plan before they can register. See the Getting Started page for additional information.

Class Schedules

Class schedules are available online approximately two months prior to each term. They are available on WebAdvisor and as a PDF file on the Class Schedules page.  The Riverside Community College District no longer distributes printed class schedules. During the registration period you will also be able to view classes that are open on WebAdvisor.

Registration for the 2016-2017 Academic Year

Information on the term start and end dates, holidays, deadlines, and the days on which students can begin viewing their registration appointments on WebAdvisor can be found on the Important Dates and Deadlines page.

Registration Appointments

Qualifying students are assigned a registration appointment which can only be viewed by logging into WebAdvisor. On and after this assigned date and time eligible students are able to register for their classes.

Registration appointments for New, Continuing, Returning, and Transfer students are based on the Order of Registration as mandated by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office per the recommendations of the California Student Success Initiative (RCCD AP 5056). To find out if you are a continuing or returning student read the following:

You are a New Student if you have never attended college previously. You will be required to complete assessment, orientation and counseling (OAC) prior to registration.

You are a Continuing Student if you were enrolled in a course after the first two weeks or 20% of the course in the previous term.

You are a Returning Student if you missed one or more primary terms (fall/spring) and must reapply.

You are a Transfer Student if you have attended college elsewhere but have never enrolled in RCCD classes.

Based on this criteria, students who are NOT ON DISMISSAL shall be allowed to register in the following order:

  1. Continuing students who have completed* between 24-100 units**
  2. Continuing Middle/Early College High School students who have completed* between 24-100 units**
  3. Returning students with 24-100 completed* units** who have reapplied before set deadline
  4. Returning Middle/Early College High School students who have completed* between 24-100 units**
  5. New students who have completed OAC before the set deadline
  6. Continuing students with less than 24 completed* units
  7. Continuing Middle/Early College High School students with less than 24 completed* units
  8. Returning students with less than 24 completed* units who have applied before set deadline
  9. New students who have not completed OAC and transfer students who have applied after set deadline
  10. New Middle/Early College High School students
  11. Returning students who have applied after the set deadline
  12. Continuing students who have completed* more than 100 units
  13. All students on dismissal who have completed all dismissal requirements
*Units completed is defined as classes completed within RCCD with grades of A, B, C, D, P or CR

**Excludes basic skills classes

Registration Unit Limit

The maximum amount of units a student in good academic standing may enroll in is 18 units for fall/spring and 9 units for winter/summer.  Students wishing to enroll in more than the maximum number of units must contact the Counseling Department.

Units for Full-Time/Part-Time Status

For full-time status, a student must be enrolled in at least 12 units of credit for the fall/spring sessions and 6 units of credit for the winter/summer sessions.  Students who are enrolled in less than 12 units for fall/spring terms or less than 6 units for winter/summer are considered to be part-time. Specialized programs may have a different unit requirement for full-time status because of state mandates.


Before the beginning of the term, if a class is closed, you may place your name on a waitlist (if available). You are not charged for waitlisted classes. If a seat becomes available, you will automatically be added to the class and your student account will be charged with enrollment fees. An email notice will be sent to your RCCD email account if/when you are enrolled in class from waitlist. Please regularly check your schedule on WebAdvisor and/or your RCCD email account to confirm your status.  Be sure to pay fees by deadline to avoid being dropped for nonpayment.

Students registered from the waitlist must attend the first day of class to avoid being dropped. Students not registered from the waitlist are encouraged to attend class the first day to see if space is available and the instructor is willing to add them.

Waitlisting ends two days before the first class meeting. You must drop yourself from the class by the drop and refund deadlines if you do not intend to remain in the class. You can manage your waitlist on WebAdvisor by doing the following:

  • Log in to WebAdvisor
  • Click on "Register and Drop Classes"
  • Click on "Manage My Waitlist"

Waitlist Limits

Effective fall 2012, the maximum number of units you may waitlist is 18 units for fall/spring and 9 units for summer/winter.

Register Online

You can search for classes, register for classes, pay fees, view your schedule and much more on WebAdvisor. WebAdvisor is always available except for occasional maintenance.

It is suggested that you print the results of all WebAdvisor transactions for your records.

Walk-in Registration

Walk-in registration is available at the college for students with special needs who cannot register through WebAdvisor.