Add or Drop Classes

  • Add/Drop DatesTuition Refund Dates, and more can be found on the Academic Calendar
  • Students can register for classes through the first 5 days of the quarter (or summer equivalent)
  • Adding a class the 6th - 10th days of the quarter (or summer equivalent) is considered late enrollment (see below)
  • Online registration is only available through the first week of each quarter

Adding a Class

You can add classes during the first week of the quarter*, if the class is open. If the class is full, you will need permission from the instructor to overload into the class. Log into ctcLink and follow these instructions to add a class:

Enroll in classes [7 steps]

Learn how to enroll in classes with ctcLink in this tutorial.

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After logging into ctcLink, open the sidebar menu and click "Class Information".After logging into ctcLink, open the sidebar menu and tap "Class Information".

Step 1

After logging into ctcLink, open the sidebar menu and click "Class Information".

After logging into ctcLink, open the sidebar menu and tap "Class Information".

 
In the "Class Information" submenu, click "Class Search".In the "Class Information" submenu, tap "Class Search".

Step 2

In the "Class Information" submenu, click "Class Search".

In the "Class Information" submenu, tap "Class Search".

 
Next, set your filters for the class you are trying to find. Once your filters are set, click "Search".Next, set your filters for the class you are trying to find. Once your filters are set, tap "Search".

Step 3

Next, set your filters for the class you are trying to find. Once your filters are set, click "Search".

Next, set your filters for the class you are trying to find. Once your filters are set, tap "Search".

 
Next, click the "section" of the class you're looking for.Next, find the "section" of the class you're looking for and tap "View".

Step 4

Next, click the "section" of the class you're looking for.

Next, find the "section" of the class you're looking for and tap "View".

 
This will show all of the relevent information about that class. Once you've reviewed this information, click "Enroll".This will show all of the relevent information about that class. Once you've reviewed this information, tap the three buttons at the bottom of the page, then tap "Enroll".

Step 5

This will show all of the relevent information about that class. Once you've reviewed this information, click "Enroll".

This will show all of the relevent information about that class. Once you've reviewed this information, tap the three buttons at the bottom of the page, then tap "Enroll".

 
You will see a popup with a "Permission Number" field and a "Start Date" field. Click "Save" at the bottom of the popup.Next, if you'd like to be added to the waitlist if the class is full, check the appropriate checkbox. Then tap "Save".

Step 6

You will see a popup with a "Permission Number" field and a "Start Date" field.

The Permission Number box automatically appears on the registration page but a permission number is not required for every class. We encourage you to continue through the process to register for your course, and if you need a permission number, the system will inform you.

If a permission number is required, visit our Permission Numbers webpage for how to request a permission number.

Click "Save" at the bottom of the popup.

Next, if you'd like to be added to the waitlist if the class is full, check the appropriate checkbox. Then tap "Save".

 
You will see another popup titled "Enrollment Results". If you see that the result says "Added to your schedule", you have registered successfully! Click "OK" at the bottom of the popup.  If you're not seeing "Added to your schedule" under "Results", you may want to visit our additional resources at the bottom of this walkthrough for more help. Click "OK" at the bottom of the popup.You will see another popup titled "Enrollment Results". If you see that the result says "Added to your schedule", you have registered successfully! Tap "OK" at the bottom of the popup.  If you're not seeing "Added to your schedule" under "Results", you may want to visit our additional resources at the bottom of this walkthrough for more help. Tap "OK" at the bottom of the popup.

Step 7

You will see another popup titled "Enrollment Results". If you see that the result says "Added to your schedule", you have registered successfully! Click "OK" at the bottom of the popup.

If you're not seeing "Added to your schedule" under "Results", you may want to visit our additional resources at the bottom of this walkthrough for more help. Click "OK" at the bottom of the popup.

You will see another popup titled "Enrollment Results". If you see that the result says "Added to your schedule", you have registered successfully! Tap "OK" at the bottom of the popup.

If you're not seeing "Added to your schedule" under "Results", you may want to visit our additional resources at the bottom of this walkthrough for more help. Tap "OK" at the bottom of the popup.

 

Additional Resources

If you had any trouble completing this tutorial, or have additional questions please check out our additional resources here.

 

Login to ctcLink

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ctcLink for Students

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Shoreline Support Center

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Late Enrollment

Adding a class during the second week of the quarter is considered "late enrollment" and compromises a student's ability to be successful in the course. Late enrollment is permitted only in rare and unusual circumstances.

Registering during the second week of the quarter requires that the student submit a Petition for Late Enrollment to the instructor, and is allowed only by special permission from both the instructor and the division dean.

The deadline for late enrollment is the last day of the second week of the quarter. See the Academic Calendar for specific dates. Students cannot register for classes after the last day of the second week of the quarter (see exceptions below).

Exceptions to the quarterly late enrollment timeline include:

  • Enrollment into late starting and continuous enrollment courses
  • Re-registration after drop for non-payment (instructor's signature or emailed permission required)
  • Section changes (with instructor signature or emailed permission)
  • Registration using the state employee or senior waiver (instructor approval required)

*Summer quarter deadlines differ. Please refer to the Summer class schedule or Academic Calendar.

Dropping a Class

Before dropping a class, it is important to check to see what impacts this may have on your program completion, funding, or any other services depending on your current enrollment. Please refer to the Academic Calendar for specific tuition refund dates.

You can drop classes after the quarter starts. No refunds are granted after the third week of the quarter.

Drop Classes [6 steps]

Learn how to drop classes with ctcLink in this tutorial.

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Once you've logged in, open the sidebar menu and click "Enrollment".Once you've logged in, open the sidebar menu and tap "Enrollment".

Step 1

Once you've logged in, open the sidebar menu and click "Enrollment".

Once you've logged in, open the sidebar menu and tap "Enrollment".

 
In the "Enrollment" submenu, click "Drop Classes".In the "Enrollment" submenu, tap "Drop Classes".

Step 2

In the "Enrollment" submenu, click "Drop Classes".

In the "Enrollment" submenu, tap "Drop Classes".

 
Next, select the correct quarter for the classes you're dropping. Then, use the checkboxes on the right hand side of the screen to select which classes you'd like to drop.Next, select the correct quarter for the classes you're dropping. Then, use the checkboxes on the right hand side of the class to select which classes you'd like to drop.

Step 3

Next, select the correct quarter for the classes you're dropping. Then, use the checkboxes on the right hand side of the screen to select which classes you'd like to drop.

Next, select the correct quarter for the classes you're dropping. Then, use the checkboxes on the right hand side of the class to select which classes you'd like to drop.

 
Once you've selected the classes you'd like to drop, click the "Drop" button in the top right hand corner of the screen.Once you've selected the classes you'd like to drop, tap the "Drop" button in the top right hand corner of the screen.

Step 4

Once you've selected the classes you'd like to drop, click the "Drop" button in the top right hand corner of the screen.

Once you've selected the classes you'd like to drop, tap the "Drop" button in the top right hand corner of the screen.

 
You'll be presented with a popup asking you to confirm that you would like to drop the classes you've selected. Click "Drop" to continue.You'll be presented with a popup asking you to confirm that you would like to drop the classes you've selected. Tap "Drop" to continue.

Step 5

You'll be presented with a popup asking you to confirm that you would like to drop the classes you've selected. Click "Drop" to continue.

You'll be presented with a popup asking you to confirm that you would like to drop the classes you've selected. Tap "Drop" to continue.

 
Next you'll be presented with with your "Drop results".  If all of your entries says "Success", the selected classes have been dropped.  If you're seeing a message other than "Success", you should chat with a support agent or submit a support ticket. Make sure you include a screenshot of the message you recieved.Next you'll be presented with with your "Drop results".  If all of your entries says "Success", the selected classes have been dropped.  If you're seeing a message other than "Success", you should chat with a support agent or submit a support ticket. Make sure you include a screenshot of the message you recieved.

Step 6

Next you'll be presented with with your "Drop results".

If all of your entries says "Success", the selected classes have been dropped.

If you're seeing a message other than "Success", you should chat with a support agent or submit a support ticket. Make sure you include a screenshot of the message you recieved.

Next you'll be presented with with your "Drop results".

If all of your entries says "Success", the selected classes have been dropped.

If you're seeing a message other than "Success", you should chat with a support agent or submit a support ticket. Make sure you include a screenshot of the message you recieved.

 

Additional Resources

If you had any trouble completing this tutorial, or have additional questions please check out our additional resources here.

 

Login to ctcLink

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ctcLink for Students

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Shoreline Support Center

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Dropping a class after the 10th day of the quarter

Starting the 11th day of the quarter, you will need to get instructor permission to drop a class. This will result in a "W" showing on your transcript for withdrawal, and you will be charged a $15 add/drop fee. No "W" will be given after the first day of the seventh week. To drop a class during the “W” period of the quarter, submit a Student Withdrawal Request form.

If an unforeseen crisis and/or unusual, extreme circumstance occurs after the official withdrawal period is over which affects that affects your ability , and continue to complete coursework at a passing level, contact your instructor to discuss whether you meet the requirements for a hardship withdrawal.

For official grade procedures, see Policy 6260, Grades, Procedure.

*Summer quarter deadlines differ. To find the start and end of the W period, look for “Drops Show on Record as W” and “Last Day W Grade Is Issued” for the current quarter in the Academic Calendar.

Getting Dropped from a Class

If you were dropped from your classes before the quarter started, you can re-register. However, if one or more classes are now full, you will need to put yourself on the waitlist.

If you were dropped after the quarter has started and it is after the 5th day of classes, you will have to get instructor permission for each class for which you wish to re-register.

  • Complete a Schedule Change Form to re-register and obtain the instructor's signature or emailed permission for each class
  • Bring the following to Enrollment Services during regular business hours or email them to enrollmentservices@shoreline.edu:
    • The instructor's signature or emailed permission for each class
    • Your ctcLink ID number
    • The name and class number of the course(s) you wish to drop
    • If sending via email, please also include your full name

Questions? Call Enrollment Services at (206) 546-4611 or email us at enrollmentservices@shoreline.edu.

Swapping a Class

Within ctcLink, you can also swap classes for another class. You may do this to change sections of a class (time, days, instructor, etc). You can also swap classes with a completely different class if you need.

Swap Classes in ctcLink

Learn how to swap classes using ctcLink in this tutorial.

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First, login to ctcLink. Then, open the sidebar menu and click "Enrollment".First, login to ctcLink. Then, open the sidebar menu and tap "Enrollment".

Step 1

First, login to ctcLink. Then, open the sidebar menu and click "Enrollment".

First, login to ctcLink. Then, open the sidebar menu and tap "Enrollment".

 
In the "Enrollment" submenu, click "Swap Classes".In the "Enrollment" submenu, tap "Swap Classes".

Step 2

In the "Enrollment" submenu, click "Swap Classes".

In the "Enrollment" submenu, tap "Swap Classes".

 
Next, find the class you would like to swap and click "Swap This Class" on the right hand side of the page.Next, find the class you would like to swap and tap "Swap This Class".

Step 3

Next, find the class you would like to swap and click "Swap This Class" on the right hand side of the page.

Next, find the class you would like to swap and tap "Swap This Class".

 
This will give you a list of options. You can either:  Swap this class by searching for a replacement. Swap this class with something that's already in your planner. Swap this class with a different class by providing the new classes Class Number.This will give you a list of options. You can either:  Swap this class by searching for a replacement. Swap this class with something that's already in your planner. Swap this class with a different class by providing the new classes Class Number.

Step 4

This will give you a list of options. You can either:

  • Swap this class by searching for a replacement.
  • Swap this class with something that's already in your planner.
  • Swap this class with a different class by providing the new classes Class Number.

This will give you a list of options. You can either:

  • Swap this class by searching for a replacement.
  • Swap this class with something that's already in your planner.
  • Swap this class with a different class by providing the new classes Class Number.

 
If you choose to swap with Class Search, it will bring you to the standard class search interface. Set your filters then click "Search".If you choose to swap with Class Search, it will bring you to the standard class search interface. Set your filters then tap "Search".

Step 5

If you choose to swap with Class Search, it will bring you to the standard class search interface. Set your filters then click "Search".

If you choose to swap with Class Search, it will bring you to the standard class search interface. Set your filters then tap "Search".

 

Additional Resources

If you had any trouble completing this tutorial, or have additional questions please check out our additional resources here.

 

Login to ctcLink

Click here to login to ctcLink

ctcLink for Students

The ctcLink for Students page has resources on troubleshooting, help sessions and more

Shoreline Support Center

In the Shoreline Support Center you can view self help articles, chat with an agent and submit support request tickets

Registering Using a State/College Employee or Senior Citizen Waiver

Registering on a space available waiver is not possible until the 6th day of the quarter. After you have applied for admission and received a ctcLink ID number:

  1. Email the instructor requesting permission to add the class on a space available basis
  2. If permission is granted, forward the instructor’s reply to enrollmentservices@shoreline.edu
  3. When you forward that message make sure you indicate:
    • Your full name

    • Your ctcLink ID number
    • Name and class number of the course

    • A statement asking to be registered for that class

  4. When you forward that message also be sure to attach a completed waiver form (see the tuition discounts & waivers page)
  5. Ask your instructor to contact eLearning Services to request that you have access to the online classroom in Canvas the first week of the quarter. In your request, be sure to include
    • Your full name
    • Your ctcLink ID number
    • Name and class number of the course

Please Note: In lieu of email, you may also print out the instructor’s email and the appropriate waiver form and deliver them to Enrollment Services in person or by fax (206-546-5835).