Understanding your class schedule

Important details about your class schedule:

image of class schedule, Math 100, wait list

Course:  The name of the course will be listed on the very top of the box.  The sample schedule above shows the class as “Math 100 – Elementary Algebra.”

Status: Either you are ENROLLED in a class or WAITING.  Being “enrolled” means that you are officially on the class roster and “waiting” means that you are on the wait list.  Either way, you still need to SHOW UP on the first day.

Waitlist Position: If you are on the wait list, check your number…you may have moved up since you first got on the wait list!  If you are #3 (as seen above), there is a good chance that the professor will give you a permission number.  But, you have to show up to get it!  Also, you may be #3 today, but, by the start of the semester, you may actually be enrolled.

Units: This number could vary depending on the class that you are enrolled in.  For example, a science class with a lecture and lab could be 5 units while a fitness course could be 1 unit.  This class is 5 units.

Class number: You will need this class number when searching for your textbook on the College Store website.  For example, Math 100 is offered in different sections and taught by different instructors.  This 5-digit number will tell you specifically which textbook(s) are needed for this particular course.

Days & Times: Most classes meet twice a week, but there are courses that meet three times a week or meet every day.  This will tell you the days of the week that you will be meeting…and, yes, some students will be taking classes on the weekends.  This will also tell you the start and end times of the class.  Make sure that you know whether your class is in the “AM” (morning!) or the PM (afternoon or evening!).  If you are taking an online course, make sure that you attend the mandatory orientation.  You can find more information about the orientation on your instructor’s website or in the class schedule online.

Room: Make sure you know WHERE your class is located, especially if it’s at the main campus or not!  We offer many great classes at the outreach centers which are located in Davis and West Sacramento.  If your schedule shows “Davis Cntr” or “West Sac,” then your class is NOT at the “Main” campus.  Before the semester begins, take a look at the campus map (or visit the campus in person) to find out where your classes are located.

Instructor: All of your classes will be taught by an instructor!  Yes, even if the class is online, there is still an instructor who will teach and guide you throughout the semester.  Sometimes, you will find “TBA” (To Be Announced) listed on your schedule, but, don’t worry, there will be an instructor assigned to your class by the first day of the semester.

Start/End Date: A semester at SCC is 16 weeks long.  There are some classes (such as Computer Information Science) that are offered as “short-term” classes and lasts for only 8 weeks.  If you have a short-term class, make sure you know if it is during the “1st 8 weeks” or the “2nd 8 weeks.”  This class is 16 weeks long and will meet from August to December.

SIDE NOTES:

  • New policy for English prerequisites:  You will not be allowed to enroll into any English course until your prerequisite is verified.  If you completed an assessment test in Los Rios, your prerequisite will be cleared to enroll into the course that you placed into.  If you completed the prerequisite for an English course at another college outside of Los Rios, you will need to submit the Prerequisite Equivalency Form to the Admissions Office along with an official transcript from the outside college.  (This policy also applies to Math and Statistics.)
  • Yes, the semester begins on a SATURDAY, but you only have to show up if you have a Saturday class.  If not, then show up on Monday or Tuesday when your first class begins.
  • If you DO NOT see your class schedule when you log into your eServices account, check if you have been dropped.  You may have been dropped from all classes if you did not pay your enrollment fees within the 14-day period.