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Registration FAQ

Did you meet the requirements for On-Time Registration?  Starting with the Fall 2015 Semester, all students enrolling at Pima are required to register for their courses by 11:59 p.m. the day before the session begins and pay for the course by 5:00 p.m. the next day to meet the On-Time Registration requirement. If you missed the registration deadline, you may still be able to register for courses in a session that hasn’t started yet. In fact, Pima offers several different sessions each semester to provide you with a variety of course and scheduling options.

However, if you find a class that you would like to register for that has not started yet, please call 520-206-4640 or come to a campus near you to register.

Why is On-Time Registration a requirement?  Research shows that students who start courses on the first day of the semester are 30 percent more likely to pass with a C or better than if they register late. In fact, more than 50 percent of all grades earned in classes where a student starts late are D, F or W (PCC Planning and Institutional Research, 2014). Starting classes on the first day will help ensure your success!

Do you have a hold (service indicator)?  If you have a hold (financial debt (previous college balance - financial debt could pertain to anything), Assessment/Testing , New Student Orientation, etc.) on your record, it will prevent you from enrolling. MyPima will provide a message which indicates the office that placed the hold. Contact that office that placed the hold directly.

Are there course prerequisites?  Some classes indicate that a prerequisite or corequisite is needed. Others may require a placement test. These requirements may be listed under the course description, but also can be found in Pima’s Catalog under “Course Descriptions.” You must have met the prerequisites in order to register for the course.

What if I want to change my schedule?  You may make schedule changes through the  “Register for classes” link in MyPima. However, after the registration deadline has passed, your ability to add a class is restricted and faculty approval is required.  Faculty can approve late registration via email or by signing a registration form in person. 

What if I want to drop a course?  You may DROP a course by the drop deadline using MyPima. You can also submit a Registration Form to Student Services at any campus by the deadline (See the Academic Calendar for the date). There are financial aid and other consequences for dropping a course. Please contact Financial Aid, Veterans Affairs, or a Student Services advisor to make an informed decision prior to dropping a course.  A dropped course will not appear on your transcript and will result in a refund. 

What if I decide to audit a class?  You may take a class without taking exams or receiving a grade by auditing the class. You will be charged the regular tuition and any applicable fees. In order to audit a class, you must complete the request to Audit Admission and Registration Status Form on or after the first day of class. The Student Services Center must receive the signed form by the last day to drop with a refund (census date). The form includes complete details on the audit process. The course will be listed on your transcript with a grade of “X.” 

What if I need to withdraw from a course?  You may WITHDRAW after the drop deadline using MyPima.  You can also submit a Withdrawal Form to Student Services at any campus by the deadline (See the Academic Calendar for the date).  There are financial aid and other consequences for withdrawing from a course. Please contact Financial Aid, Veterans Affairs, or a Student Services advisor to make an informed decision prior to withdrawing from a course.  Withdrawals result in a W grade on your academic record and will not result in a refund. 

What if I don't have web access?  You are welcome to use the computers at any Pima campus or other location, such as a public library. The Student Services Center also has staff members who can assist you with your registration.