FAQs

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

Priority registration

How do I get priority registration?

Students receive a priority registration number based on the total number of units completed and the completion of the matriculation requirements of assessment, orientation, and seeing a counselor. Students who have fewer units or may not have completed all of the matriculation requirements will receive a lower priority number. In addition, by law the college is required to grant priority registration to military veterans and students in the EOPS and DRC programs.

I've been here longer than my friend, but he has an earlier registration time why?

If you have more units completed than your friend, but you have a later registration time, it is probably because your friend completed the matriculation requirements of taking the assessment, attending orientation and seeing a counselor and you did not. Or, your friend might be a military veteran or in the EOPS or DRC programs which the college by law is required to grant priority registration to.

Do certain groups of students get registration priority over others?

Yes. By law, the college is required to grant priority registration to military veterans, and students in the EOPS and DRC programs.

Does my grade point average affect my priority registration?

No.

Do I have to register on my scheduled registration day/time?

No. You can register any time after your registration day/time, but if you wait you are essentially giving up your priority registration time to another student. The longer you wait, the more likely the classes you want will be filled. You cannot, however, register before your scheduled registration day/time.

How can I find out when my registration time is?

You can find your registration time by logging into "MyBanWeb" on the college website at www.portervillecollege.edu and follow the instructions to get to your registration day/time. A counselor can also assist you.

What if I don't register on the day and time of my priority registration?

If you wait you are essentially giving up your priority registration time to another student, and the longer you wait the more likely the classes you want will be filled.

How to use this site:

For an example, if you have a question about "Registration", you would click on the "R" link at the top of the page, then you will find links on the left-hand side of the page covering topics beginning with the letter R.

However, in this case, when you click on "Registering" in the menu, you are prompted to check questions relating to "Enrolling."

Questions are listed in the main section of the web page, click on the triangle to expand the question to see the answer.