Eight common reasons students are not able to register for a class:
If there are multiple terms available make sure that you have selected the term you
really wanted to register for!
Our SURF enrollment system always enforces all prerequisites. If you have taken the prerequisite at a school other than MiraCosta College you can ask for your prerequisite to be cleared by submitting our Prerequisite/Priority Registration form and attaching the transcripts to the form (unofficial transcripts are fine). Clearing your prerequisite takes up to 5 business days so please plan ahead!
Classes with insufficient enrollment will not meet. Notification to affected students will be emailed, phoned or mailed. Students are encouraged to adjust their schedules by picking alternative courses/times as soon as possible. Choices become increasingly limited toward the end of Late Registration. Instructors are not required to accept students who have missed the first week of classes. Therefore, students are urged to act quickly in substituting for canceled classes.
Students who choose not to substitute another class for a canceled class will be automatically refunded their fees.
The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) permits the College to release what is called “directory information”. The following items are considered by MiraCosta College offices to be “directory information”:
- Name of student
- Address of student
- Phone number of student
- Date and place of birth
- Dates of attendance at MiraCosta College
- Year of graduation from MiraCosta College
- Degree received
- Participation in officially recognized activities and sports
- Weight and height (applicable to members of athletic teams only)
- Major field of study
- Academic honors and awards received
- Previous educational institutions attended
- Registration status (full-time, half-time)
- Email address
This information may be used for news releases and stories about students and former students, graduation programs, honors lists and other information released to the public. In addition, employers and companies which perform background checks may verify degree, enrollment status and dates through the National Student Clearinghouse. Other requests for student information require a signed release from the student or a subpoena.
If a student does not wish any or all of the directory information indicated above to be released, please send a signed request to the Office of Admissions and Records, MiraCosta College, One Barnard Drive, Oceanside, California 92056.
Students wishing to inspect and review their education records should contact the Office of Admissions and Records (Building 3300). Access will be provided in the Admissions and Records Office at MiraCosta College, Monday through Friday, by appointment. When possible, this access will take place within ten working days of receipt by the Office of Admissions and Records of a written request, but in no case later than fifteen working days after receipt of the written request.
Students will also be provided, upon request, with copies of any educational record, as defined above, at a nominal cost paid in advance. Contact the Admissions and Records Office if you have any questions regarding the privacy act.
(NOTE: if you are waitlisted for a class, that class will also count in your time conflicts. This is a common error. If you want to register for a class for which you are also waitlisted, you will need to drop the waitlisted course before being able to add the new class).
You are allowed to take most classes only once, however, there are some instances where you can repeat a course:
- If you earn a grade of F, D, or NP you are allowed to repeat the course.
- The Maximum number of times (including W grades) you may take a course is 3.
- Once you earn a C or better in the course you are not permitted to take it again.
- If the course is designated as repeatable you may be able to take the course again.
It is the policy of MiraCosta College that, unless specifically exempted by statute, every course section or class shall be fully open to enrollment and participation by any person who has been admitted to the college and who meets such requisites as may be established.
Limited English speaking students who are otherwise eligible will not be excluded from any vocational education program.
Los estudiantes que estan calificados para entrar en el programa de educacion vocacional no pueden ser excluidos debido a su ingles limitado.