Important: Policy for Repeating Courses has Changed
The California Community College Board of Governors passed revisions to Title 5 regarding course repetition effective Summer 2012.
Students will only be allowed to enroll in a course not designated as "repeatable" (ENGL-101A, for instance) three times if they received a substandard grade (D, F, NP, or NC) or withdrew from the class with a W.
These new regulations were applied retroactively so enrollments prior to Summer 2012 will be counted towards the three times, and any student who has already taken a course the maximum number of times will no longer be able to take the same course at Ohlone College. Please refer to Repeating Courses for more information.
Adding / Dropping Classes, Non Payment Policy - Admissions and Records
- Adding Classes
- Dropping Classes or Withdrawing
- Withdrawals (Drops) Due to Non Payment
- Policy for Dropping due to Non Payment
Students should refer to the appropriate Academic Calendar for add and drop deadlines and other important dates.
Students are expected to enroll in full-term classes by the date listed in the appropriate Academic Calendar.
To add a full-term class after the last day to add without the instructor's signature (check the Academic Calendar), students must obtain an Add/Drop Form (PDF) and return the completed form with the instructor's signature to the Office of Admissions and Records on the Fremont campus or the Student Services Center on the Newark campus.
After the last day to add with the instructor's signature (check the Academic Calendar), students will not be able to register for full-term classes online via WebAdvisor or the Add/Drop Form. Adds after the last day to add with the instructor's signature require a Late Add Form (PDF) with signatures of the instructor and the Division Dean.
Add/Drop Forms entered into the Admissions and Records Drop Box in Building 7, second floor on the Fremont campus over the weekend will be processed as if they were submitted on Friday.
Per Title 5 of the California Education Code, under no circumstances will a student be allowed to enroll in a class after the last date to drop the class with a W.
Students should refer to the appropriate Academic Calendar for add and drop deadlines for full-term classes and other important dates. This Academic Calendar does not apply to self-paced classes, short-term classes, year-long classes, or classes meeting more or less than the full semester. For classes with 10 or fewer meeting times, the drop deadline is before classes begin.
Students may use WebAdvisor to drop a full-term class through the last day to drop with a W. Students who drop short-term classes after the 20% point of class meetings will receive a W grade. However, W grades are not considered punitive and students are encouraged to drop classes in which they are not doing well and are concerned that they may receive a substandard grade.
Students are responsible for the proper revision of their class schedules. Students who stop attending a class are responsible for verifying the drop through WebAdvisor. If this is not done the student may be registered in the class to the end of the semester and receive an F grade, and be charged for the class.
Download an Add/Drop Form (PDF) and return the completed form with the instructor's signature to Admissions and Records on the Fremont campus or the Student Services Center on the Newark campus.
Classes cannot be dropped after the deadline to receive a W; students who are still enrolled after the last day to drop must receive a letter grade (A-F).
Students may be dropped from classes by the instructor if they do not attend the first or second class meeting or for excessive absences. However, students are ultimately responsible for withdrawing from a class that they no longer plan to attend. Failure to do so can result in a failing grade being issued by the instructor and charges being issued for the class.
Per Title 5 of the California Education Code, students are restricted in the number of enrollments they may have for the same course. Once a student has enrolled three times in the same course at Ohlone College, the student will be restricted from registering for the course again. W grades count as an enrollment.
Students should refer to the appropriate Academic Calendar for important dates.
Each time a student registers for a course, a confirmation screen will appear on WebAdvisor and the student will receive a follow-up email message.
Students have five (5) calendar days to make payment arrangements for their enrolled courses. If payment has not been processed via WebAdvisor or by the Cashier's Office by midnight on the fifth day, students may be dropped from those specific courses due to non-payment.
Once the waitlist process is run that day, any empty seats within classes will be filled by qualified students from the waitlist. Students dropped due to non-payment may register again for the course if there are available seats or may place themselves on the waitlist.
See also Policy for Dropping due to Non Payment.