Policy 4.05


Course Enrollment


Part 1. Purpose

Enrollment in a course is established when a student has attended a course for which they registered. Students may enroll in a course via the College’s website or with assistance from the Registration and Records office. 

Part 2. Definitions

Enrollment: Enrollment at the College is established when the student has registered online or when students request registration assistance from the college.

Prerequisite: A course that MUST be satisfactorily completed before the start of another course or program. A prerequisite can pertain to another class, instructor approval, a placement test, or another possibility as approved by the appropriate authority.

Late Registration: The registration period after the published add/drop period on the course pages of the term schedule up to the maximum of five business days for full-term courses and a prorated amount for short-term courses. 

Part 3. Enrollment Options

A student can register for a maximum of 19 semester credits per term without obtaining permission from the Registrar. Permission to exceed this limit will be granted if the student has a cumulative GPA of 2.75 GPA and accumulated 20 or more credits; or if a student transfers in a 3.0 or higher GPA with an accumulation of 20 credits, or if other documentation or circumstances justify an exception.

Part 4. Prerequisite(s)

A student must satisfactorily complete any prerequisite(s) listed for a course prior to the first day of the course. If a course has a prerequisite(s), they are listed in the term schedule and the College catalog.

The registration system will allow registration into the next course in the sequence or the course if the student is currently enrolled in the prerequisite during the current semester. The College reserves the right to remove a student who does not meet the prerequisites for a class or program and to cancel the student's enrollment for the class or program without a refund.

Owner(s) Title: Vice President of Student Affairs

Date of Adoption: 7/1/1999

Date of Implementation (if different from adoption date): N/A

Date Last Reviewed: 2/29/2023 (Limited) 

History and Subject of Revisions: 5/20/2021 (Comprehensive review, updates to definitions, structure of policy, and for clarity), 4/26/2001 (general updates)

Regulatory Authority (e.g. Minnesota State policy, federal or state law): Minnesota State Board Policy 3.1 Student Rights & Responsibilities, Minnesota State Board Policy 3.36 Academic Programs, Minnesota State Board Procedure 3.36.1 Academic Programs