Students may register for classes on the web using CI Records via myCI. A list of compatible web browsers for CI Records is available at the Certified Web Browsers web page.

Registration Calendar

Fall 2016 Registration Calendar
April 18-21, 2016Continuing student registration begins by appointment
June 13, 2016New Transfer student registration begins
July 5, 2016New Freshman student registration begins
August 29 through September 16, 2016Add classes using permission numbers. Students may drop classes via CI Records without special permission.
September 19-23, 2016Add or drop a class via the Add/Drop form (instructor and chair signatures required).**
September 26 through November 18, 2016Adding classes is not permitted. Drops allowed for serious and compelling reasons only.**
November 21 through December 16, 2016Full term withdrawals for serious and compelling reasons beyond a student’s control only.**

**See the Schedule of Classes and Add/Drop calendar table for full details.

Enrollment Appointment Distribution

Enrollment Appointments for continuing students are assigned by class level and descending number of units earned.  Priority appointments are given to the following populations: Accommodations, AB 194, Veterans, Presidential Scholars, and EOPR/First Generation LI.

Registration Guides, Tools and Tutorials


The links below will show you how to register for your classes in CI Records. You may read a step-by-step guide or watch video tutorials on adding, dropping and swapping classes.

How to Enroll (PDF, 572KB)

Frequently Asked Questions: Adding Classes via Permission Numbers (PDF, 235KB)

Shopping Cart Validation (PDF, 227KB)

View our Registration video tutorials page.

Schedule Planner

The Schedule Planner is an online tool located in CI Records. It will allow you to enter courses and generate every possible schedule combination, choose a schedule, and import the schedule directly into your CI Records Shopping Cart.

Schedule Planner (PDF, 1.6M)

To learn more, please refer to our Schedule Planner video tutorials page.

Registration Help

For registration questions including pre-requisites, co-requisites, and enrollment errors, please email  For Early Start questions, please review the webpage for the most up to date information, including the scores needed for each level of math:

Pre-requisites, Enrollment Limits and Time Conflicts

Pre-requisite Checking

Some classes have pre-requisites which will prevent you from enrolling in the class if you do not meet specific requirements. You may check to see if you have met the pre-requisites by using Shopping Cart Validation before your enrollment appointment. Click on the links below for more information on pre-requisite checking:

Pre-requisite Checking Information

Shopping Cart Validation (PDF, 227KB)

Enrollment Limits

Undergraduate students in good academic standing may enroll in up to 18 units. Students who wish to enroll in more than 18 units must obtain approval from the chair or faculty advisor in the student’s declared major, or by an academic advisor if undeclared. Undergraduate students on academic probation may enroll in up to 14 units. Students on academic probation who wish to enroll in more than 14 units are required to have an academic advisor’s written approval.

Additional Unit Authorization (PDF, 255KB)
Academic Probation FAQ's (PDF, 28.5KB)

Time Conflict

If you are attempting to enroll in two courses that conflict in time, you will need to obtain authorization from both instructors and submit a Class Time Conflict form to the Enrollment Center for processing along with a Add/Drop form. You will not be able to enroll via CI Records via myCI for this type of request.

Time Conflict (PDF, 25KB)
Add/Drop form (PDF, 797KB)

Records & Registration

Enrollment Center, Sage Hall, Room 1020
Phone: 805-437-8500
TDD: 805-437-3331
Fax: 805-437-8509


How to Enroll (PDF, 572KB)
Add/Drop Form (PDF, 797KB)
Time Conflict (PDF, 25KB)
Additional Unit Authorization (PDF, 255KB)
Pre-requisite Information
Repeats, Withdrawal and Incomplete Policy FAQ