Learn How to Prepare for Class Registration

Whether you’re new to Sierra College or have taken classes here before, you can find helpful tutorials on registering for classes. Start by making sure you have access to mySierra, our student portal. Then, follow the steps to begin registering for classes.

How to Register for Classes

Follow the six steps below to register for classes or watch the How to Register for Classes video. Also, review answers to our most frequently asked questions about class registration.

Step 1: Go to mySierra

Access mySierra or download the mySierra app. Enter your username and password and hit “Log in.”

Step 2: Complete the Pre-Registration Questionnaire

The questionnaire is used to keep your contact information and educational goal(s) current. 

Step 3: Check Your Eligibility and Holds

  • Click “Registration and Classes”
  • Select “View my Registration Eligibility and Holds”
  • Select your registration term

If there is a hold on your account, you will need to follow the directions to resolve it before you can register. For any monetary holds, contact the Cashier’s Office.

Step 4: Add, Drop, or Withdraw from Classes

  • Click “Registration and Classes.”
  • Click “Add, Drop or Withdraw from Classes.”
  • Select a term and click Submit to be directed to a new page where you will be able to add classes.
  • Not sure which math or English classes to take? Learn more about Course Placement and the “Find My Placements Tool.”

Step 5: Find the Course Number

  • Click “Class Search” at the bottom of the page.
  • Find the courses you want and add the course number “CRN” to the “Add Class Worksheet.”
    • Many courses offer Zero Textbook Costs for textbooks that are free (represented by green icon with $0 in the Class Schedule) and Low Textbook Costs for textbooks under $30 (represented by yellow icon with dollar sign and down arrow in the Class Schedule).
    • Some courses are only 8 weeks and/or have a Late Start. Be sure to plan your school and personal schedule accordingly.
  • Click “Submit Changes” after adding “CRNs” and then click “View and Pay Fees.”

Step 6: View and Pay Fees

3 Ways to pay:

  • Select “Fee Payment” if you’d like to pay with a credit card.
  • Select “Payment Coupon” if you have one.
  • Select “Payment Plan” if you’d like to set up a payment plan.

Learn more about paying for college, including payment options and deadlines.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to commonly asked questions about class registration, waitlists and paying for classes.

Important Reminders

  • Your Sierra College application must be on file and processed before registering for any classes. You must also clear any holds on your account (View Step 3 above). 
  • Students on a waitlist stand a higher chance of receiving an Add Code. Try to get onto the waitlist for class before the first day of classes. 
  • After the add/drop/refund deadline, you must obtain an instructor’s signature in addition to an Add Code, and you must register in person at the Admissions Office.
  • Late Start or Fast Track classes may be added before their start date without an Add Code if there is still space in the class. If the class is full, you must follow the steps for How do I add a class after it has begun?

Registering for Classes

Waitlisting and Adding Classes

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