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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a credit hour?

What is the difference between credit hours and contact hours?

I need to be a full-time student. What does that mean?

What are section numbers?

Where is the schedule?

What is the CLASS ID number?

When can I register for classes?

What is Express Registration?

How do I search for classes?

How do I drop a class?



What is a credit hour?

The credit hour is the unit used to measure how much credit you earn for taking a particular class.

What is the difference between credit hours and contact hours?

  1. A credit hour is the amount of college credit you earn for a class. Contact hours are the number of hours your class will meet per week. For example, you may have a 3 credit hour class with a 4 contact hours. Your class will meet for 4 hours a week.

I need to be a full-time student. What does that mean?

  1. A full time student takes 12 or more credit hours per semester in the fall and spring semesters. During the summer semester, 9 credit hours are required to be a full time student. ***
  2.  A part time student takes fewer than 12 credit hours per semester.
    Please Note: Full time for financial aid is 12 credit hours regardless of semester!

What are section numbers?

  1. Section numbers identify which particular instance (or section) of a class you are taking. 
        a. CIS-110-100 
                 i. 100 is your section number
  2.  Section numbers have additional meaning as well: 
        a. 100 to 149: On-Campus day classes beginning prior to 5:00 pm
        b. 150 to 174: Community-based, on-campus beginning prior to 5:00 pm
        c. 200 to 299: On-Campus evening classes beginning 5:00 pm or later
        d. 300 to 349: Cooperative Education Classes
        e. 350 to 399: On-Campus classes at CVCC East Campus
        f. 400 to 424: On-Campus classes at CVCC Alexander Center
        g. 425 to 439: On-Campus classes at CVCC Newton Center/Cosmetology Center
        h. 700 to 719: Telecourses with video cassettes
        i. 720 to 729: Telecourses with CDs 
        j. 730 to 739: Telecourses with DVDs
        k. 800 to 824: Internet classes (class is completely online)
        l. 850 to 874: Hybrid classes (class is partially online, partially seated/on-campus) m. 900 to 949: Independent Study classes

Where is the schedule?

  1. Follow this link: » Semester Schedules
  2. Scroll down to the semester you want and follow the link that has the CLASS IDs information (this information is typically listed below the link)

What is the CLASS ID number?

  1. The CLASS ID number is used as an identifier for classes when you register online using Express Registration.

When can I register for classes?

  1. Students at CVCC register at different times. Your registration time is based on the number of credit hours you have completed. You will be emailed a date and time that indicates the earliest time you are able to register.

What is Express Registration?

  1.  You can register for classes online by using Express Registration.
  2.  Follow the steps in this document: » Express Registration
  3.  Or watch this video : » Registration Video

How do I search for classes?

There are two ways to search for classes. Follow the directions below, or watch this video.
» Searching for Classes

To search for classes without logging in to your My Services account:

  1. Follow this link: » My Services
  2.  Click on Search for classes
  3.  From the drop down box, choose the term you wish to search
  4.  Under Subjects, choose your subject
  5.  In the course number box, type in the course number
  6.  Scroll down and hit submit

To search for class using your My Services account:

  1. Follow this link: » My Services
  2. Click on My Services
  3. Login to your account
  4. Click on Student
  5. Click on search for classes (located under registration)
  6. From the drop down box, choose the term you wish to search
  7. Under Subjects, choose your subject
  8. In the course number box, type in the course number
  9. Scroll down and hit submit

How do I drop a class?

  1. You need to fill out a drop/add form. Forms are available at Student Records (or you can check with your area’s administrative assistant)
  2. Have your instructor to sign the form.
  3. Take your completed form back to student records.
 
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