Does anyone NOT have trouble getting classes?

<p>Even though I'm transferring after this semester, I saw posts advising OOS students to stay away because of the situation and I'm really curious if there's any CCC out there that isn't over flooded. </p>

<p>I don't know about the current situation, but Moorpark College had reasonable waitlists and offered plenty of classes when I attended.</p>

<p>But now that I'm at Norco College/Riverside City College, it's a nightmare when registration rolls around for even those who've been here for years.</p>

<p>It's slowly getting ugly at DVC. I'm just glad I don't have to deal with it after this semester xD</p>

<p>On the plus side, it only really really sucks if you want to do anything with biology or chemistry. Since I don't like either... no problem! WOOT!</p>

<p>It seems as though Bio, Chem, and Calculus fill up the quickest. I know Mt. San Jacinto College (near RCC) offers priority admission (~2nd day registration) to ASB and Honors students who have a certain amount of units.</p>

<p>4.0 and 60+ credits = priority registration (except for athletes and EOPS)</p>

<p>I get any classes I want. I even have professors on a wait list since they all want me in their class, being so smart, tall, dark and handsome. It's hard being a top student, but someone's gotta do it, ya dig?</p>

<p>u jelly? yeah....u jelly!</p>

<p>If you sign up for the Honors Transfer Program at my cc, you automatically get priority registration. Because of this program I never missed out on a class even though CC overcrowded as hell. I had an initial rocky start in getting my classes which is making my last semester pretty tough w/ 5 courses.</p>

<p>Great replies guys! </p>

<p>Man, other honors students get priority? We've been petitioning for it at RCCD, but so far there's nothin'. I think athletes and disabled students are the only ones with priority here.</p>

<p>Nope, never had problems getting the exact schedule I wanted. Thank you TAP Scholars Program first-day priority registration. </p>

<p>The CC I went to is clogging up pretty bad though; more and more older folk are returning to school, it seems.</p>

<p>Yeah, Riverside county's unemployment was outrageously high the last time I checked, which would explain why enrollment's so high.</p>

<p>Well Iv been going to Mesa College here in San Diego for three years and its pretty bad. During my first two years I was waitlisted 4 times and got into every class. This past year it seems like MAYBE 2 or 3 people from each waitlist will be able to add a class. In my ASL class only 1 person from the waitlist was able to crash...in my Anatomy class nobody from the waitlist got in. </p>

<p>My cousin started CC this past Fall and he only got into 1 class because his registration priority was so low. By the time he was able to add classes everything had been full for weeks.</p>

<p>@lbc<br>
Yeah but San Diego City College is 10 minutes from Mesa and San Diego Miramar College is about 20 minutes from Mesa.</p>

<p>I don't have trouble at DVC.
Never have oddly.</p>

<p>I'm taking 8 units at De Anza college. Yup, it is really hard to get in classes, and I was waitlisted for ALL of my classes. This is my first year, btw.</p>

<p>^ Hm, I've been consistently told through word of mouth that De Anza is among the best CCCs. </p>

<p>So we have two accounts that DVC is alright.</p>

<p>I go to Orange Coast College and it's terrible. None of my friends can get into the GE classes or the science classes. I had probably close to 30 people petitioning one of my biology classes when it was only a class of 30. </p>

<p>Luckily, I'm in EOPS so I have priority. I'm going to be the only one of anyone I know to graduate in two years!</p>

<p>Haha! Congratulations.</p>

<p>I'm trying to get EOPS too. The lady told me to come back in june.</p>

<p>Funny thing about De anza is that almost everyone is an international student. Nothing wrong w/ that, but when it comes to getting classes...they get the priority.</p>

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<p>De Anza and DVC used to fight for years for the position of number one CCC in the state. DVC lost a lot of footing during the whole grade changing scandal, though.</p>

<p>Which CCC is hit the hardest (or seems to be) really depends on whether it is quarter or semester based and what time of year. A few years ago, since De Anza is one of only three quarter based CCCs (the other two are Foothill and South Lake Tahoe... I haven't heard of any others switching yet), this meant in the fall they took a very hard hit from all of those unable to get into classes in the semester based CCCs.</p>

<p>I'm probably slightly off on the precise number, but I know there were around 9,000 who were on waiting lists without even one-unit actually enrolled. By the time the add period ended, around 2,000 were turned away without being enrolled in at least one-unit. The campus had around 25,000 students (this includes part-time and full-time) enrolled last I heard. The number has probably changed by now, though.</p>

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<p>While they have the largest number of international students over any other CCC (or they did when I last looked at the statistics), they are hardly the majority of the campus. The number is only a small fraction of De Anza's student population. They do seem to make up the majority of the student senate, though ;)</p>

<p>At my CCC, I worked an on campus job that gave me priority enrollment. I was able to enroll the day before the first day of registration. My class schedule needed to fit around my work schedule (which was adjustable except for a couple time slots) hence the priority. I never had a problem getting a class, but I saw a lot of people turned away.</p>

<p>I go to Citrus Community in Azusa and it is AWFUL. I feel like we are getting the overflow of Mt. SAC (which is way worse so I hear). Parking is unreal and there is tons of construction going on because you know, we don't need parking to handle the amount of students at our tiny college. We need a new building. However, the only class I have had a hard time getting into was phsyical anthropology. I never did get in, but I did get gen. bio with an awesome professor. I have never been wait listed or had to add a class, even when I first started. I'm not in an honors program either, I think I just got lucky and took a lot of classes no one wanted to take, or I had weird schedules.
When I took Elementary Algebra over the winter last year, there were about 60 people adding for 4 spots. It's crazy.</p>

<p>@Kender. Those numbers are fascinating. I appreciate the well-informed reply. </p>

<p>I hope it's not getting crazier, natjan. Some of my professors have announced that the two intersessions and all part-timers at my college may be cut if the county sets its sights on education to fill its huge budget deficit.</p>

<p>I go to Los Angeles City College and it's actually not that bad. I have EOPS, so I don't have to be too worried about adding, but from what I've seen, if you go to a class and try to add there's at least a 50% chance you'll get a spot.</p>

<p>I feel like people who commute to Santa Monica College from Downtown/Hollywood/Koreatown etc are screwing themselves over because the overcrowding is so bad there. Their loss lol.</p>