By: Sue Michaels
Student Services, Other
These are challenging times; the State of California continues to slash funding for Community Colleges while at the same time raising enrollment fees. Unfortunately, this means fewer classes are offered every semester. Even with all of these changes, there are ways to make certain that you get the most out of your education here at Sierra, here are a few tips:
- If you are new to college or have missed a semester or more, you need to apply as your first step to get your mySierra account. The 2012 Application deadline for Fall semester is August 5th. For Spring semester 2013, it is January 5th. Do this as soon as you know you plan to attend Sierra. More information about becoming a student at Sierra College.
- Once you’ve applied, taken your assessment test, and worked with a counselor, register for your classes at the first available time for your classes. Register for classes
- Fill out a FAFSA (Financial Aid) to ensure that you are getting all of the financial support that you are entitled to receive, check our financial aid pages.
- If the class you want is closed, check back every day. If students don’t pay for their classes they are automatically dropped. This means your class my open up again at any time. Also, during the first 2 weeks of classes students drop out of classes to adjust their schedules. You can try to add by attending the class. If there is space available, the instructor will give you an “Add Code”. You can then use this code to register immediately through your MySierra account. The add/drop deadline is posted on the Academic Calendar.
- Continuing students are given priority registration dates, so sign up for at least one class your first semester, and then you will receive a continuing student appointment allowing you to register earlier for the next semester.
- Utilize our many support services to make certain that you are successful. For example, see a counselor, attend workshops, and take advantage of our free tutoring services.