St. Clair County Community College

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Registration information

Registration steps

  • View available classes at
  • To register for classes, you must first apply to SC4 if you haven’t done so already.
  • Upon receiving your acceptance letter, follow the instructions to set up your SC4 Portal account, from which you can access Student Planning. Student Planning provides students with real-time schedule information, including the number of openings available in each class section. If you have already applied and are unable to log into Student Planning or have other questions, call us at (810) 989-5500 or send an email to
  • Students can register and pay for classes online via the Service Center at or receive in-person assistance with the registration process in the SC4 Welcome Center.
  • Find answers to frequently asked questions about Student Planning or call (810) 989-5500 for assistance.
  • Visit our Financial Aid content for information on applying for aid and scholarships, and please be sure to view information on payment plans as well.

SC4 offers classes in a variety of formats including day, evening, weekend, online, short-term and other formats. Students are encouraged to register early each registration period in order to take full advantage of these opportunities. Registration periods vary. Refer to the academic calendar for specific registration dates/times.

It is the responsibility of the student to follow the established procedure for adding, dropping, or withdrawing from classes. It is also the student’s responsibility to confirm the accuracy of both registration and billing information at the time of enrollment. Award amounts listed for students receiving financial aid and/or scholarships are “pending” and may be adjusted following registration. Students are responsible for payment of tuition and fees not covered by financial aid and must drop classes within the established refund period. In the event that a student declines a financial aid award, or does not register for the minimum number of required credit hours to receive a financial aid award, the student is responsible to drop the class(es) prior to the final drop/add deadline date.

Additional registration information

Students may adjust their schedule with a 100% tuition refund by dropping/adding courses during the established timeframes for each course, as listed below. Students are responsible to complete the appropriate drop/add procedure via Student Planning or in-person by the designated deadline dates. No refunds will be processed for drops processed after the established deadline.

NOTE: Students who register, then drop all courses for a term during the appropriate drop/add period, are responsible for paying the non-refundable student fee before registrations for future terms or requests for transcripts or diplomas can be processed.

Course LengthDrop/Add with a 100% Tuition Refund
16 weeks (Full Term Fall and Winter Semesters)5 calendar days from the semester start date
12 weeks (Full Term Summer Semester)5 calendar days from the semester start date
3 to 15 weeks5 calendar days from the start date of the class
1 day to 2 weeksFirst day of class

Course mobility clause

SC4 offers a course mobility clause for students. During the first three weeks of the semester, upon agreement of both instructor and student, the student may move to a higher or lower level of Accounting, English, Math and Languages (French, German, Spanish). Contact your instructor for more detail.

Class withdrawal (the period following drop/add and late registration)

Once the drop/add period (i.e. 100% refund) has expired, students may withdraw from classes by completing the process online, or in person. Students requesting withdrawal by the appropriate deadline will receive a final grade of “W.” The established deadline dates are listed below.

  1. Courses meeting 6 to 16 weeks: students may withdraw through the third to last Friday in the course (i.e. two weeks remaining in the course).
  2. Courses meeting 3 to 5 weeks: students may withdraw through the second to last Friday in the course (i.e. one week remaining in the course).
  3. Courses meeting 1 day to 2 weeks: students may drop for a tuition refund on the first day of the class. There is no withdrawal period.

Students who withdraw from a class may no longer attend the class and no tuition refund will be processed. Failure to formally withdraw from a class(es) may result in a grade of “E”. Injured or ill students unable to withdraw online should have a family member initiate the process by contacting the Enrollment Services office.

All students requesting a complete withdrawal of classes prior to the 60% date of the semester are encouraged to contact the Financial Aid office to determine the impact that the Federal Return of Title IV Funds rule may have on their current and future financial aid eligibility.

Course cancellations

SC4 makes every attempt to run all classes; however, some classes must be canceled due to low enrollment. Students whose class(es) have been canceled will be notified as soon as possible. Students are encouraged to enroll in other available sections or see an academic advisor for assistance in selecting other class options. If students choose not to enroll in another section or a different class, they will be refunded the tuition for the canceled class. Students are cautioned to check with the Financial Aid office to see if financial aid funding is affected if the canceled class(es) is not replaced in a student’s course load.

If a student wishes to register for a credit-bearing course and receive no credit, the student must indicate “audit” when registering. “Audit” means that a student has registered, paid, and is attending a college credit course, but will receive no credit or grade for the course. Students auditing a class are still required to meet all course prerequisites.

Students who choose to “audit” a class must designate this registration status at the time of registration or by the end of the drop/add period. Once a class has been registered as an “audit,” no adjustments may be made to change the course status to college credit after the drop/add period has ended. Conversely, once a class has been registered for college credit, a student may not change the status of the class to “audit” after the drop/add period has ended. Students failing to comply with this requirement will be held responsible for the resulting consequences. Ultimately, it is the student’s responsibility to verify the accuracy of the registration and billing statement.

SC4 students are responsible for maintaining an accurate address at the college for the purpose of billing tuition appropriately, as well as mailing refunds or other pertinent information. Residency corresponds to a student’s address and consequently determines the student’s tuition rate. For more information on residency requirements and to complete a Proof of Residency form, visit our tuition and fees page.

SC4 students will not be allowed to register or make adjustments to their class schedules if they do not have a valid address on file with the college or if they have an outstanding balance to the college for tuition or fees. A registration restriction will be imposed for students who have been dropped for non-payment twice in the same semester. Students who have this registration restriction on their records are required to register in person in Room 103, Welcome Center.

Students are encouraged to use the Service Center, which may be accessed online via The Service Center provides a wide variety of services to students in an easy-to-use online format. Examples of the services available on the Service Center include:

  • Access to grades
  • Application for graduation
  • Catalog
  • Class search and schedule planning
  • Contact an advisor
  • Financial aid awarding status
  • Progress to degree/certificate completion (degree audit)
  • Request an enrollment verification
  • Tax information
  • Tuition payment
  • Unofficial academic transcripts

Use of the student portal and the Service Center must be in accordance with the college’s technology Acceptable Use Policy.

Students have the option of “waitlisting” for a class(es) if a desired section is full. There is no charge to waitlist.

Students who waitlist must be diligent in checking their Student Planning tool and SC4 student email account to monitor their progress on the waitlist. If/when a student is notified of a waitlisted class permission to register, the student has two days to take action and register for the course. Students receiving permission to register who then miss the two day registration window are removed from the waitlist for the class.

Once the waitlist is ended, any openings in classes are available on a first-come, first-registered basis. Students must make arrangements for tuition payment at the time of registration.