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

Wait list

If a class is full, should I register onto the waiting list?

It is usually a good idea to get on the waiting list. Sometimes open seats become available due to drops from the class, and the next person on the waiting list is enrolled into the class. If you do not get on the waiting list, you will not have a chance to get in. If you do get on the waiting list, at least you have a chance to eventually get enrolled into the class.

Do I pay the fee for the class if I am on the waiting list?

No. You only pay the fee for classes that you are registered into.

Once I’m on the waiting list, what do I do?

Go to class the very first day to see if you will be able to get into it. If you do not go to class the first day, your instructor will drop you from the waiting list.

When do I pay for the class if I eventually get into it?

You pay your fee when you register for the class. If you do not pay within 10 days of being registered into the class you risk being dropped from the class.

If I don’t want to be on the waiting list anymore, what should I do?

You should drop yourself from the waiting list. When you are on the waiting list and an opening occurs if you are next on the list you will be automatically added into the course. To avoid that possibility, and to also give other students the opportunity to get enrolled, you should go to “MyBanWeb” on the college website at www.portervillecollege.edu and drop yourself from the waiting list.

Are there a maximum number of courses in which I can be on the waiting list?


I want to get into the class, but will miss the first day of school – what should I do?

You should contact your instructor. Many of the instructors will drop students from the class if they do not show up the first day of instruction. If you do not know your instructors office phone number, you can call the campus switchboard at 791-2200 and the operator can transfer you to your instructor’s office phone.

Can I register onto a waiting list at the same day/time I am enrolled in another class?


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