Registering for Classes
Registration for courses is a process conducted by the student via WebAdvisor at https://webadvisor.gtcc.edu (log-in required), by using Navigate at https://gtcc.navigate.eab.com or, in some cases, by an authorized staff or faculty member.
Students are assigned registration times based on the number of credit hours they have completed and whether they are enrolled in certain limited enrollment programs. This registration time is available in WebAdvisor under My Online Registration Time. New students are able to register after their designated date and time. Students who have completed orientation may register for or add a course during the designated schedule adjustment period.
Students whose names do not appear on the instructor’s roster in WebAdvisor are not officially registered and will not receive credit or grades.
Caution: Registering for courses after instruction has begun may be detrimental to student learning. Any student who adds a course after the start of class and before the census date will be held responsible for all course information previously covered. Students are not guaranteed make up privileges.
A waitlist is a record of students interested in adding a course that does not have available seats. If a course is full, students may have the option of joining a waitlist for that course. If a seat in a waitlisted course becomes available, students are notified by GTCC email in the order in which they signed up for the waitlist. A student has 24 hours from the time of notification to register for the course. The 24-hour period starts when the email notification is sent, not when it is read by the student. If the available seat is not filled, it will be offered to the next student on the waitlist. If a student misses the enrollment deadline for a waitlisted class, the student may rejoin the wait list.
Students should remove themselves from waitlists for courses they no longer wish to add to their schedule. The wait list feature will be turned off on a designated date, and after that point, the wait list will not be used to determine course enrollment priority. Students are responsible for monitoring course availability after the wait list feature is made inactive.
Regular attendance in class is essential to receiving maximum benefit from the educational experiences. A curriculum student is expected to attend and be on time for all classes and lab/shop/clinic sessions. In order to remain enrolled in a course a student must be in attendance on or before the census date.
To meet the census requirement, students registered in a traditional (face-to-face) course must physically attend class and be recorded as present at least one time on or before the census date of the class or they will be issued a No-Show grade and not allowed to remain in the class. Students registered in a hybrid or blended course must physically attend class or participate in an online activity on or before the census date of the class to be counted as present or they will be issued a No-Show grade and not allowed to remain in the class. Students registered in an online course must log into the online course and participate in an online activity before or on the census date of the course to be counted as present or they will be issued a No-Show grade and not allowed to remain in the class. Departments and individual instructors may not waive this requirement.
Military leave of absence(s) will not be counted as an absence when the instructor has received prior official notification. Responsibility for initiating such notice rests with the student. Military personnel must be able to attend the class prior to the census date. Military leave that interferes with the class attendance before the census date will require that the individual drop the course.
Curriculum and continuing education students are allowed two days of excused absences each academic year for religious observances as required by law. Curriculum students must notify instructors in writing of expected religious absences within the first three weeks of class.
Some programs may have outside regulatory bodies that require a minimum of class attendance hours (i.e., BLET, Cosmetology, Aviation). Each instructor will include attendance requirements and criteria for tardiness on the course syllabus.
Students are responsible for course content when absent and for coming prepared to the class following the absence. Students should refer to the course syllabus for the course policy on make-up work.
During the schedule adjustment period, students may drop or add open courses using Navigate or WebAdvisor. After the schedule adjustment period and through the course census date, students may drop a course using the online drop/withdrawal form. After the course census date, students may withdraw from a course by completing the online drop/withdrawal form.
During the schedule adjustment period, students may drop courses using Navigate or WebAdvisor. After the schedule adjustment period ends, students must submit an online drop/withdrawal form available through the Canvas course page.
Students who withdraw from a course after the schedule adjustment period ends through the course census date will not receive a grade and will be eligible for a 75% refund of the cost of the course if they are registered for less than 16 credit hours for the semester. Students who withdraw from a course after the census date up to the withdrawal deadline will receive a grade of W and will not be eligible for a refund. The census date and withdrawal date for each course can be found on the course syllabus and the online withdrawal form. Students who do not complete a course and do not withdraw will receive a grade of F for the course. Students are responsible for initiating the withdrawal process.
Students enrolled in paired or co-requisite courses are not allowed to withdraw from only one course in the pairing; students must withdraw from both courses.
Tuition and Fees Refunds
Registration obligates a student to pay tuition and any fees for the course. Non-attendance is not a basis for refund of tuition.
In compliance with State Board policy, GTCC will refund 100% of tuition and fees if the student officially drops the course before the first day of classes of the semester. GTCC will refund 75% of tuition only if the student officially withdraws from the course on or after the first day of classes of the semester and prior to or on the course census date. Fees such as the campus access/security/parking fee, lab/shop/clinic fee, physical education fee, student activity fee, technology fee, student accident insurance fee, and malpractice insurance fee are not refundable after classes start.
No refunds will be issued to students who withdraw from a course after the census date.
PLEASE NOTE: During the schedule adjustment period, if students drop and add a course with the same number of credit hours, both the drop and the add must be completed in the same online registration session in order to receive full credit for the dropped course.
For additional info regarding the refund policy, please visit https://www.gtcc.edu/_files/financial-aid/RefundPolicy.pdf.
The college refund policy is established by the NC General Assembly and is subject to change without notice. Please allow six to eight weeks after the census date for a refund.
Special Refund Conditions for Title IV Federal Student Aid and State Grant Recipients
Federal and State law sets special refund policies for students who receive Title IV federal aid and/or state grant funds. To review these policies click here.