Registration

Registration appointments are established for each student according to enrollment priorities and the date and time the student submitted the online admission application. Although students can register after their assigned date and time, registering on their specific date provides a better selection of classes; however, enrollment is not guaranteed into any class.

A registration email is sent to all new, returning and continuing students. The email indicates the earliest date and time the student can register for classes. Students can also view their registration date and time under Personal Announcements of myGateway’s student tab.

Certain registration and admission deadlines must be established. These deadlines are necessary in order to comply with state attendance laws and must be followed by faculty and students. Failure to comply with these deadlines may mean that the student will not be allowed to attend or receive credit for classes.

New Students

To be eligible for priority registration, students must meet the following requirements:

  1. complete the assessment process — Guided self-placement for math and English and/or ESL placement tests,
  2. attend an orientation session (in-person or online), and
  3. complete a one semester education plan.

Any student who does not complete all three steps will receive a registration date and time, but it will not be a priority registration date.

Returning Students

To be eligible for priority enrollment, students must meet the following requirements:

  1. Complete the assessment process — Guided self-placement for math and English and/or ESL placement tests,
  2. attend an orientation session (in-person or online), and
  3. complete a one semester education plan.

In addition, returning students must:

  • be in good academic and/or progress standing
  • not have been placed on academic dismissal and not on probationary status for two consecutive terms
  • have completed 75% or more units with A, B, C, CR, and P and,
  • not have earned more than 100 degree-applicable units (at Cypress and Fullerton), excluding basic skills courses.

Any student who does not meet all of the above requirements will receive a registration date and time, but it will not be a priority registration date.

Continuing Students

Continuing students are given priority registration based on the number of units completed and the following criteria:

  1. Must be in good academic and/or progress standing — not have been placed on academic dismissal and not on probationary status for two consecutive terms,
  2. Have completed 75% or more units with A, B, C, CR, and P,
  3. Have not earned more than 100 degree-applicable units (at Cypress and Fullerton), excluding basic skills courses.

Any student who does not meet all of the above requirements will receive a registration date and time, but it will not be a priority registration date.

Assessment

Students who plan to take English and math coursework should complete the online Guided Self Placement tool, on the Assessment Center Website (https://www.cypresscollege.edu/admissions-records/assessment/) and via MyGateway. High school transcripts and transcripts from other colleges can be reviewed by a counselor to determine placement into English and math by visiting the Counseling Center (Student Center, 2nd floor).  Students who plan to take ESL must be placed in the appropriate class level by taking the assessment test in the Assessment Center (Student Center, 2nd floor).  Placement results from other colleges may be accepted for placement. Students must submit official copies of placement test results with the Alternative Assessment Petition to the CC Assessment Center (Student Center, 2nd floor) for verification and assessment waiver. The Alternative Assessment Petition is available online at http://www.CypressCollege.edu/admissions/gettingStarted/assessment. Placement test information from other colleges must include the student’s name, name of the test(s), the raw score(s), and course placement. Students who have attended another college and have completed the necessary course work in English and math can submit unofficial transcripts with the Alternative Assessment Petition to the Assessment Center (Student Center, 2nd floor) for verification and assessment waiver. 

Counseling/Orientation

Students are strongly advised to meet with a counselor prior to registration. Counselors are well informed in various fields of study and can assist students in long-range planning for specific educational plans. New and returning students are required to attend an orientation to receive important information on offered programs, policies, and registration procedures. Orientation can be completed online via myGateway. Students can attend an in-person orientation by calling the Counseling Center to schedule an orientation time.

myGateway

myGateway is the web portal that enables students to view their registration times, class schedules, grades, academic history, added or dropped classes, and access to a variety of useful resources. A student ID number and Personal Identification Number (PIN) are needed to log into myGateway which can be accessed on the college website.