Please be sure that you have completed the application process found at GTCC’s Path to Success before you try to register for classes.

Registration for college level classes can be completed through WebAdvisor or Navigate. For instructions on registering for classes online, visit our How To Register for Courses page. If you want to register for non-degree seeking classes for workforce development or personal enrichment please visit our future student page for more information.

Registration Dates to Remember

Fall 2020

  • August 13: Last day to register for Fall classes
  • August 17: Classes begin for 16-week and first eight-week courses
  • August 20: Last day of schedule adjustment for full-term and first-term courses
  • September 23: Last day to with withdraw from first eight-week courses
  • October 14: Second eight-week courses begin
  • October 17: Last day of schedule adjustment for second eight-week courses
  • November 2: Registration begins for Spring 2021
  • November 9: Last day to withdraw from 16-week courses
  • November 23: Last day to withdraw from second eight-week courses

Payment dates vary by term and can be found on the Cashier's Office page.

Registration Office Hours

  • 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Monday-Thursday
  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Friday

Search for Classes

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Learn how to register for courses using Webadvisor: Written Instructions | Instructional Video  

Looking for courses in workforce development, personal enrichment, GED, etc.?  Visit our future student page to get more information about noncredit programs and course offerings.

Frequently Asked Questions

A waitlist is a record of students interested in adding a class that does not have available seats. If a class is full, students may have the option of joining a waitlist for that class. If a seat in a waitlisted class becomes available, students are notified by GTCC email in the order in which they signed up for the waitlist. A student has 24 hours from the time of notification to register for the course. The 24-hour period starts when the email notification is sent, not when it is read by the student. If the available seat is not filled, it will be offered to the next student on the waitlist. If a student misses the enrollment deadline for a waitlisted class, the student may rejoin the wait list.

Students should remove themselves from waitlists for classes they no longer wish to add to their schedule. The wait list feature will be turned off on a designated date, and after that point, the wait list will not be used to determine course enrollment priority. Students are responsible for monitoring class availability after the wait list feature is made inactive.

A curriculum student is expected to attend and be on time for all classes and lab/shop/clinic sessions. In order to remain enrolled in a course a student must be in attendance on or before the census date. For all other classes, a student must be physically present in the class on or before census.

Military leave of absence(s) will not be counted as an absence when the instructor has received prior official notification. Responsibility for initiating such notice rests with the student. Military personnel must be able to enter the course prior to the census date. Leave that interferes with the course entry before the census date will require that the individual drop the course.

Curriculum and continuing education students are allowed two days of excused absences each academic year for religious observances as required by law. Curriculum students must notify instructors in writing of expected religious absences within the first three weeks of class.

Some programs may have outside regulatory bodies that require a minimum of course attendance hours (i.e., BLET, Cosmetology, Aviation). Each instructor will include attendance requirements and criteria for tardiness on the course syllabus.

Students are responsible for course content when absent and for coming prepared to the class following the absence. Students should refer to the course syllabus for the class policy on make-up work.

During the Schedule Adjustment Period, students may drop or add open classes using WebAdvisor. After the Schedule Adjustment Period and on or before the course census date, students may drop a course using the online drop form at MyGTCC. Students wishing to add a class after the schedule adjustment period but prior to the census date must visit the Records Office. After the course census date, students may withdraw from a course by completing the online withdrawal form which can be accessed through the course Moodle page or by using the  online course drop form at MyGTCC.  

During the schedule adjustment period, students can drop classes using WebAdvisor. After the schedule adjustment period ends, students must follow the withdrawal process.

Students who withdraw from a class after the schedule adjustment period ends up thru the class census date will not receive a grade and will be eligible for a 75% refund of the cost of the class if they are registered for less than 16 credit hours for the Semester. Students who withdraw from a class after the census date up to the withdrawal deadline will receive a grade of W and will not be eligible for a refund. The census date and withdrawal date for each class can be found on the course syllabus and the online withdrawal form. Students who do not complete a class and do not withdraw will receive a grade of F for the class. Students are responsible for initiating the withdrawal process.

To withdraw from a face-to-face, hybrid or online class, students must complete the online withdrawal form. Students can access the online drop withdrawal form through their Moodle course page or by using the online course drop form at MyGTCC.

Please note:  F-1 Visa, Athletes, Early Middle College, College and Career Promise students are not eligible to use the online withdrawal form.  A paper form must be obtained and the following steps completed:

Obtain the instructor’s signature and required office signature on the withdrawal form.

Return the withdrawal form to the Enrollment Services Office at any campus location (photo ID is required).

If the course instructor is not available to sign the Student Course Withdrawal form, the department chair, program director, assigned faculty coach or Student Success Specialist is authorized to sign the withdrawal form.

Registration obligates a student to pay tuition and any fees for the class. Non-attendance is not a basis for refund of tuition.

In compliance with State Board policy, GTCC will refund 100% of tuition and fees if the student officially drops the class before the first day of classes of the semester. GTCC will refund 75% of tuition only if the student officially withdraws from class on or after the first day of classes of the semester and prior to or on the class’s census date. Fees such as the campus access/security/parking fee, lab/shop/clinic fee, physical education fee, student activity fee, technology fee, student accident insurance fee, and malpractice insurance fee are not refundable after classes start.

No refunds will be issued to students who withdraw from a course after the census date.

PLEASE NOTE: During the schedule adjustment period, if students drop and add a class with the same number of credit hours, both the drop and the add must be completed in the same registration session in order to receive full credit for the dropped class.

For additional info regarding the refund policy, download the refund policy PDF.

The college refund policy is established by the NC General Assembly and is subject to change without notice. Please allow four to six weeks after the census date for a refund.

Special Refund Conditions for Title IV Federal Student Aid and State Grant Recipients

Federal and State law sets special refund policies for students who receive Title IV federal aid and/or state grant funds. To review these policies see our Keeping Your Financial Aid web page

Section 10.12 of Session Law 2017-57 allows senior citizens to audit courses at North Carolina community colleges without payment of any required registration fee or tuition for the audit.  Please contact college Registrar Keith Karricker at or Assistant Registrar Joe Rowbottom at to make course audit requests that qualify for the senior citizen waiver. Note that proof of age will be required.