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Students who are successful online learners tend to:
Registration for an online course or hybrid course is handled the same as traditional class enrollment:
If you need further explanation of the application or registration process or procedures, contact the Admissions Office by phone at (714) 564-6000 or by Email at Adm_Records@sac.edu.
What do I do if I am Waitlisted?Once a class has reached its limit, the section is closed. If the online class allows for wait-listing, add yourself to the wait list. Although you may see a seat available, you can only add yourself to the waitlist. You can also only wait list one section per course. Periodically, a process is run to move students from the waitlist into open seats. When you are enrolled from the waitlist into an open seat, an Email will be sent to notify you of this enrollment. Make sure your Email address is up-to-date in Web Advisor. Once you are enrolled, you will have three calendar days to pay for the course. Failure to pay prior to the deadline will result in you being dropped from the class for non-payment. Please not that you will not be moved from the waitlist into an open seat if you have not completed the course prerequisites at SCC or SAC, you are repeating the class for the third time, or you need an overload petition. Waitlist rollovers stop for full semester courses once the semester begins. Be proactive and Email the instructor. Let them know that you want to add their course and request an add code.
What is an Add Code? How can I get an Add Code for a course?If you are unable to enroll in a class because the class is full, you may want to Email the instructor of the course to request an add code for that class. Only the instructor can provide an add code to add the class after the start of the semester. An add code allows a student to add the course, even if it is at capacity. If you are sent an Email from the instructor containing an add code, log onto WebAdvisor under the Registration section, click on Add Code Registration. You will need to know the section number and add code number in order to add the class. Add codes can only be used on or after the first day of the class. Add codes will expire and must be used prior to the expiration date.
What happens after I register for an online class?Be sure that you are prepared to take an online class. If you have not taken one before, you should complete the SAC Student Online Orientation and Bb Basics for Students, located on Blackboard under My Courses. The orientation will help prepare you to take an online course, while the Bb Basics will teach you all of the technical skills necessary to successfully participate in an online course on Blackboard. As with a traditional class, you will need to "go to class" the first day. In the case of online courses, this means you will need to log onto Blackboard on the first day and complete any activities as directed by the instructor. Your instructor may open a class early, and will send an Email if they choose to do so. Email is the primary means of contact and communication in an online course. Ensure that your Email address is up-to-date and correct in WebAdvisor.
How much do Online, Hybrid, and/or Open Educational Resources (OER) courses cost?Online, Hybrid and Open Educational Resources (OER) courses cost exactly the same as traditional classes: $46 per unit for California residents and $240 per unit for non-residents (in addition to the enrollment fee for out-of-state or international students). See the Admissions & Records website for the most up to date information on fees and registration information (http://www.sac.edu/StudentServices/AdmissionsRecords/Pages/Fees-and-Refunds.aspx)
Can I receive Financial Aid for an Online, Hybrid, and/or Open Educational Resources (OER) class?Online, Hybrid and Open Educational Resources (OER) courses are just like any other class offered at Santa Ana College. Students follow the same eligibility as determined by the Financial Aid office. Students must also abide by the regular attendance and participation guidelines of the college and course instructor in their online, hybrid or OER class. See the Financial Aid website for the most up to date information on eligibility, rules, regulations, and information (http://www.sac.edu/StudentServices/FinancialAid/Pages/default.aspx)
Your instructor will have your DLA work kept in their file at the Learning Center.
Tutoring is available at the Learning Center for the same subjects for both traditional classroom, and online or hybrid courses. Tutoring is free to all students. Tutoring is available at the Learning Center for the following subjects on a "drop-in" basis (no appointment needed): All Communication Studies courses, all Foreign Languages courses, all English, Reading and EMLS courses, and writing for any topic / class. Tutoring is available at the Learning Center for the following subjects by appointment: Human Development 107, 205, 220; Math (all except 219); Physics 109, 117, 210, 211, 217, 227, 237, 279, 289; Engineering 235, 250; Physical Science 117; Sociology 100; Anthropology 100; Political Science 100; Biology 109, 139, 149, 217, 229, 239, 249; and Medical Assisting 051A, 052B. Check the Learning Center website (www.sac.edu/learningcenter) for the most up to date tutoring information.
For Online and Pathway students: