Academic Catalog

Registration, Schedule Changes, and Student Classification

Policy 3.17 and 3.18

Glen Oaks operates on a semester basis, with two 15-week semesters (fall and winter) and a summer session (12 weeks). Courses may be offered at various times within the semester. Students can find schedule information and register for classes online by logging in to the MYGOCC portal at

Registration for Academic Courses

To register means to complete the registration process and pay tuition and fees. This should be done before attending class unless special permission has been granted to the student. Special permission to attend a class without registering may be granted only by an appropriate authority, and the Registrar is to be notified in advance in writing by the authorizing person.

Students are not officially admitted to a class unless they are properly registered.

Classes Beginning and/or Ending at Different Times of Semester

Classes that begin and/or end at different times throughout the semester will have different refund and withdrawal dates. These dates are available in the Registration and Records Office. Some students receiving federal financial aid will have refund adjustments determined by the government. This information is available in the Financial Aid Office.

Registration for Business Customized Training Courses, and Short Seminars

Students may register using a variety of methods designed for ease of registration and student convenience. Please contact the Business Services Office for further information.

July 1992, revised 9/14/05, reviewed 8/13/14.

Schedule Change Policy

A change in registration for class(es) is not official until the student has logged in to and completed the drop function or completed the drop form in Etrieve and is processed by the Registrar’s office. The date the student drops the course on line through MYGOCC or the date this form is approved by the Registration/Records office is the date used to determine eligibility for a refund in the case of a dropped class. It is strongly recommended that advice be sought from an advisor and/or instructor before a schedule change is made. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that the course was properly dropped from his/her schedule.

Course Load

A student who carries 12 or more credits is classified as a full-time student. However, to complete an associate degree in two years, a student must carry what is known as a “full load.” A “full load” is usually 15-16 credit hours/semester.

Students desiring to take more than 18 semester hours (overload) during the fall or winter semesters must receive approval from an academic advisor. Those seeking permission to overload during a given semester should have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better.

Adopted by Board of Trustees 1/13/93, revised 9/14/05, 8/13/14.

Student Classification

Full-Time Student
A student who registers for 12 semester hours of credit or more in a given semester.

Part-Time Student
A student who registers for fewer than 12 semester hours of credit in a given semester. Note: This may vary for veterans.

Any student who has completed fewer than 28 semester hours of credit.

Any student who has completed 28 or more semester hours of credit.