Common Registration Problems

Registering for courses at ECC is easy—especially if you plan ahead.

The better prepared you are on registration day, the more smoothly the process will go. Here are some of the most common registration issues, along with solutions.

No Application for Admission on File

If you’re an incoming student, you must apply for admission before registering for classes. Submit your application or email

If you previously attended ECC and are returning after two years or more, you will need to reapply.

Confirmation of Student Profile

Each fall, you must confirm the information displayed in your student profile by responding to the email sent from records. Please allow at least one business day to process your request before attempting to register.


You must meet prerequisites to be able to register for a course. Students may satisfy prerequisites by placing college-ready in reading, writing, and math. See placement tests for additional information.  

Tuition and Fees

To finalize the enrollment process and stay in your chosen classes, you can pay your tuition in full or sign up for our online payment plan or complete your financial aid package by the published due dates.

Outstanding Financial Obligations

You won’t be able to register for classes if you have an outstanding balance. All financial obligations—including tuition, fees, parking tickets, equipment, and library fines—are expected to be paid by the end of each semester or summer session.

Standards of Academic Progress

Students on Academic Caution, Academic Warning, or Academic Probation must participate in the required academic success intervention strategies before registering. For details, view standards of academic progress or contact your academic advisor.