The Registration Process
Any student, new, returning, dual, transfer, and guest, may register online at portal.delta.edu using Student Planning:
- As a new student, you are eligible to register after you complete orientation.
- As a returning, dual, or transfer student you may be given priority to register according to the number of credits you have completed at Delta (including a maximum of 38 transfer credits)
- If you are designated as an official guest student by the Admissions Office, you may register at the time all students can register.
Each semester, registration periods are held for any student who has missed the above registration opportunities. You are expected to register during the official registration periods. After the course has started you may register with the written permission of the instructor. It is College policy that if you have financial obligations to Delta College, you will not be allowed to register until the obligations have been paid or cleared.
Note: If receiving Federal Financial Aid, all courses for a given term must be registered by the 18th day of the term (all calendar days including weekends and holidays) to be eligible for aid.
Cancelled Courses: The College reserves the right to cancel any course which does not have a sufficient enrollment of students to warrant its continuation. You should attempt to add another course or receive a refund.
Course Schedule Changes: You are expected to complete the courses in which you are registered. If a change is necessary, you may drop a class online via Student Planning. You may also file a drop form at the Registrar's Office, send a letter, e-mail (from your Delta College email), or fax to the Registrar's Office requesting the drop or withdrawal. The date this form is received or the postmark on the envelope is the official drop date for the course.
Added Courses: You may add courses until the first session begins online via Student Planning or at the Registrar's Office. Courses added after this require submission of written permission of the instructor or division chair. Courses added after the start date of the semester will follow the refund policy of the course no matter when the registration took place.
Student-Initiated Drops: For courses officially dropped within the refund period of the course, no grade will be reported or recorded on the official College transcript. If the course is officially dropped after the refund period and through four-fifths of the course you will receive a grade of “W”.
If you do not officially withdraw/drop, the instructor will assign an appropriate final letter grade (“A” through “F”) in relation to total course requirements achieved.
Instructor-Initiated Drops: An instructor has the option of authorizing a grade of “WI” (withdrawal by instructor) for you if you have missed an excessive number of course hours of instruction or you lack the course prerequisites. This authorization may be initiated through four-fifths of the course and reported to the Registrar’s Office.
Upon receipt of an authorization, the Registrar’s Office will notify you of the drop.
If you wish to appeal an instructor-initiated drop, the contact must be with the course instructor. If necessary, mediation may be requested of the appropriate Division Chair. All appeals must be in writing, signed by you as the person requesting the appeal, and received within one week following notification of the drop.
Withdrawal from College: To completely and officially withdraw (drop all courses), you may complete a drop form at the Registrar’s Office. Withdrawal may also be processed online via Student Planning or requested by letter, fax, or e-mail. The date this notice is received, or the postmark on the envelope, is the official withdrawal date.
If you are a full-time student, course load is 12-18 credits in a semester. To register for a course load in excess of these limits, you must obtain special permission from a counselor before registration. Approval of an excess course load depends upon your previous academic record.
On the Web: www.delta.edu
Waitlist Policy & Process
Getting a perfect schedule can be a challenge each semester. There are many factors to consider such as: graduation requirements, work schedules, class location, instructor, day/night, or online options. Many times you are able to get a schedule that meets all your needs and other times you need to find alternatives and make adjustments. To help you, Delta offers the opportunity to Waitlist.
What is a Waitlist?
Waitlists are electronically- managed lists for you to indicate your interest in a particular section of a class that has reached maximum enrollment which is the posted capacity of a section for any given course. A given course may have multiple sections offered during any term to allow for the greatest scheduling opportunities for students. This means that if a class has twenty seats and all of them are taken, students can place themselves on the Waitlist for that class in case a spot becomes available. Spots become available due to student drops, drops for lack of pre-requisites and drops due to non-payment of tuition and fees. Choosing to add to a Waitlist must be done with careful consideration.
This information is to be used for waitlisting of non-Allied Health Clinical courses only. Clinical entry course waitlisting procedures can be found at: Validation Procedures .
Factors you need to know and consider before waitlisting are:
- A Waitlist does not mean a student is registered for a class - Waitlisting means a student is interested in taking a class that is currently full and that the student wishes to be notified electronically of any openings.
- Being on a Waitlist does not guarantee a student will be able to eventually register for a closed class. Waitlists can be very large and many courses have few, if any, student drops creating openings.
- Students do not know their “spot/number” on a Waitlist nor is this position revealed to the student. The number students see when searching/adding sections, or managing their Waitlist only indicates the capacity for any given course, the number of students registered for a course and the total number of students Waitlisted. These numbers change constantly and are only as current as the last refresh of one’s browser.
- Delta faculty and staff members will not disclose any student’s “spot” on a Waitlist.
- Students must meet all the pre-requisites for the class. Please consult the Delta College Catalog, the Registrar’s Office or Counseling/Advising & Career Services with questions.
- Students may Waitlist for more than one course, but only one section of any course may be Waitlisted.
- Students can be enrolled in a particular section of a course and add themselves to another section’s Waitlist. If permission is granted, the student must make a choice on which section to keep as students can only enroll in one section of any course at one time per semester.
- Waitlists are only valid for one semester. Students must register each semester for all courses and add themselves to any Waitlists they are interested in.
- Any restrictions placed on a student’s account due to outstanding balances, academic standing, varsity athletics, etc. will be enforced.
- Students must monitor their Delta College issued email at least once daily. If a spot becomes available they will receive an email indicating that they have (48hrs/2 days) to accept this spot. Instructions on how to register are included in the communication. Waitlist processing is initiated during normal College business days.
- Managing one’s Waitlist selections, as well as registered classes, is the ultimate responsibility of the student. A student’s choices will impact how much courses, fees, books and supplies will cost both in money and time. Good registration and time management choices will help keep a student on track and on budget!
- If a student receives permission to register after the first Payment Deadline it is the student’s responsibility to verify sufficient funding (Financial Aid, Scholarships, etc.), and to pay the required tuition and fees of the added course(s). It is important to remember that if permission is not received to register, financial aid will be adjusted to reflect the number of credits registered for. Payment due for courses added, or a balance due resulting from a schedule change, after Delta College’s initial semester payment due date is weekly on Tuesdays. Payment may be made online by midnight, or can be paid in-person or phone during normal business hours. In person payments can be made at the Cashier’s Office, B-111, Delta College, Main Campus.
The College will drop courses for non-payment on Wednesdays of each week. Official College closings will result in course drops on the next available business day. It is the ultimate responsibility of the student to verify their current term class schedule and student account information each term for accuracy.
- Students must self-register for any courses they wish to add to their schedules.
We hope this information helps you make informed decisions regarding your semester course plans. Our goal is to assist you in obtaining your educational goals in an efficient and cost effective manner. Please remember to utilize Delta’s Counseling/Advising & Career Services Office in your academic planning for the latest advice and information on classes, graduation requirements and career planning.
Delta College reserves the right to offer, maintain, and adjust all courses and Waitlists at any time for any reason. All changes, when feasible, will be communicated to students at the earliest possible time.
Tuition and Fees
Full payment of tuition and fees by the payment due date is required to complete registration. Payment may be made by check, cash, MasterCard, VISA, Discover, with a tuition payment plan, with approved financial aid or sponsor authorization. When you register for a class, a seat is reserved for you. This obligates you to pay tuition and fees for that seat. If your payment is not sufficient or subsequently adjusted for changes in financial aid or sponsor authorization, Delta College reserves the right to drop you for non-payment or submit your unpaid student account balance to legal collection process.You will be responsible to pay any collection and attorney fees resulting from legal collection process.
Tuition is charged per credit hour based on your residency status.
A non refundable Registration Fee of $40 is charged to academic students once each semester. A Registration Fee is not charged to non-academic students.
A Technology Fee is charged to all academic students per credit hour each semester.
Additional fees are charged for specific courses and are subject to change without prior notice.
The per credit hour tuition rate and course fees for each semester are published online at www.delta.edu and are subject to change without prior notice by action of the Board of Trustees.
If you are a resident of the Delta College district, 60 years of age or older, you may register for courses offered by the College and receive a grant reducing the amount of tuition due by 50%. The grant does not apply to fees (registration, technology, contact hour, course, etc.), books, supplies, trip costs, or other special fees. The College reserves the right to exempt certain courses or programs from grant eligibility. To be eligible for the Senior Citizen Grant Program, you must have a Delta College identification number. The identification number is issued by the Admissions Office after completing a brief application form, which requires proof of age.
Payment Due Dates: Refer to schedule online at www.delta.edu for payment due dates each semester.
Textbooks and Equipment: You are required to purchase your own textbooks, supplies, personal attire (i.e., lab coats, clinic shoes, etc.), special equipment, and tools as required by courses and most of these items may be purchased at the College Bookstore, which is located in the Commons/Food Court area and open during all College registration hours, or online.
On the Web: www.delta.edu/bookstore
You may drop courses at the Registrar’s Office in person. You may also drop by mail, fax, e-mail (Delta email only), or on-line via Student Planning as deadlines may fall on Saturday, Sunday or holidays, when offices are closed. Payments for tuition and fee refunds are processed after the Add/Drop period has ended.
Tuition and Special Course Fee:
100% refund: from the official start date and through the 7th calendar day* (including the first day of class, Saturday, Sunday and holidays).
50% refund: from the 8th through the 11th calendar day* (including the first day of class, Saturday, Sunday and holidays) of the official start date of the course.
No refund: after the 11th calendar day (including the first day of class, Saturday, Sunday and holidays) of the official start date of the course.
For courses less than four weeks but more than 2 days:
100% refund: through the first quarter of the total days** of the course.
50% refund: through the second quarter of the total days** of the course.
No refund: after the second quarter of the course.
For one or two day courses:
100% refund: before the start date of the course.
No refund: after course begins.
Courses which have nonrefundable tuition or course fees are noted on my Delta “Search for Classes.”
Refunds are based on the start date of the course regardless of when you register.
No refund, unless all courses are cancelled by the College.
During the 12th through the 25th day from the official start date of the semester, students are permitted to offset equal credits and course fees within the same academic discipline (for example, switching from one ENG course to another ENG course, but not from an ENG course to a MTH course) with the submission of the written recommendation of their instructors through the add/drop procedure. For credits or fees added in excess of credits dropped, additional tuition and fees must be paid. During this period, grades of “W” will not be assigned to courses dropped through the offset process. Offset cannot be done between sessions (for example, dropping an ENG course during the first 7 1/2 week session and adding an ENG course during the second 7 1/2 week session or dropping a MTH course during the Spring 7 week session and adding a MTH course during the Summer 7 week session). Financial aid recipients considering an offset should check with the financial aid office prior to submitting an add/drop form to request an offset.
Financial Aid Recipients
A student receiving Federal aid who ceases attendance prior to the end date of the semester will be subject to a Title IV Return of Funds recalculation. Depending on your last date of attendance, your financial aid for the semester in question may be adjusted. Unearned financial aid is returned to programs according to Federal guidelines. Funds are returned in the following order: Federal Loan Programs, Federal Pell Grant, Federal SEOG, and to other Title IV aid programs. You will be responsible for repaying any unearned aid that you were not entitled to receive. Repayment arrangements must be made with the Delta College Student Finance Office.
Tuition Refund Appeal
The college realizes that on occasion students may need to request an exception to the withdrawal/refund deadline as published due to extenuating circumstances. Examples of such circumstances may be obtained on the web at portal.delta.edu (search tuition refund) or in the Registrar’s Office-B100.
*Calendar day is defined as all the days of the week including Saturday, Sunday, and holidays.
**Total days is defined as all the days of the course including the start date to the end date listed on the registration statement including Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.