FAQs

Questions that Porterville College students often ask...   and the answers.

Holds

When I tried to register, it said I had a “hold” on my records, what does that mean?

A hold may be placed on your records for a variety of reasons such as for non- payment of fees, discipline holds, etc. Until the hold is cleared, you will not be able to register. Call the Admissions and Records office at 791-2220 or stop by the office in AC-112 to find out what type of hold is on your record and what you need to do to have it cleared.

How do I get a hold removed?

You will need to stop by the Admissions and Records office to find out what type of hold has been placed on your records and what you need to do to clear it.

What is a “prerequisite-test score” hold?

This means that you have not met the prerequisite of the course you are trying to enroll into. Sometimes a prerequisite is another class, or it could be a certain score on the placement test for an English class. The prerequisites for each class are listed on the course description in the class schedule and catalog. If you are still not sure what prerequisite you need, you should either speak with a counselor or stop by the Admissions and Records office to find out what prerequisite you are missing.

When I tried to add a class it said “Repeat Exceeds” – what does that mean?

Some classes have a specified number of times you can repeat the class. If it says “Repeat Exceeds” when you try to register, that means that you have already maxed out on the number of times you can repeat the class. Therefore, you cannot take this same class anymore.