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 registration 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!
In the case of linked courses you will need to register for both courses at the same time by putting the linked courses into your shopping cart, selecting both classes and then clicking ‘enroll’.
(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.
After the Principal/Designee for the high school signs the e-signature form it will be forwarded to A&R for processing. This may take a few days depending upon the time of year. Once we have processed the form in A&R all of the people who signed the form will receive a copy of the completed form.