Fall 2010 Resources
Check out our new "Welcome Back FAQ" page for answers to some commonly asked questions.
Because of the state's current budget situation, the number of classes offered this semester is limited. Be sure to attend your first class meeting to avoid being dropped.
To help you find classes, we've included a link to the "Open Class List" page.
For the latest MyGateway status, you can visit http://twitter.com/mygatewaynocccd.
When it comes to selecting classes, just about everything can be taken care of in the "MyGateway" portal. This summer, we implemented a waitlist feature in MyGateway. If a class is full, and a waitlist is available, you will be given the opportunity to add yourself for notification if a seat becomes available.
There are now four ways to view the class schedule online: in MyGateway, the searchable online scheudle; traditional PDF file; and the new flipbook, available through ISSUU.
The latest status updates for the MyGateway portal are available in Twitter by following @MyGatewayNOCCCD. Here is a portion of their feed.
IMPORTANT ENROLLMENT INFORMATION:
Today, more than ever, it is important to plan ahead. Here are some tips for a successful registration process:
- Do not let your registration appointment pass!
- Select alternate classes in case the ones you want are full. Counselors can assist you with this.
- Consider classes at other locations, including the NOCCCD Anaheim Campus and Fullerton College.
- Pay your fees on time. Fees are due at the time of registration. Students may be dropped from classes for not paying fees.
- Allow extra time for parking and potentially longer lines.
- Attend the first class meeting. Missing class may result in the instructor dropping you from the class.
- Plan for a possible fee increase caused by uncertainties in state funding.
- Watch the Cypress College website and MyGateway for up-to-date announcements.
BEFORE YOUR REGISTRATION...:
Here are some items to take care of before your registration time:
- Pay any outstanding balances to confirm a $00.00 balance.
- Clear all holds.
- Verify eligibility for financial aid and fee waivers with the Financial Aid Office.
- If a class has a prerequisite, see a counselor to be cleared.
- Update your personal information in myGateway.
Of course, if you need help with the registration process, of if you're stuck somewhere in MyGateway, we've got friendly staff who can help you out.
Here are some other tips:
Many questions are answered in our schedule of classes. You can view the class schedule and even use Acrobat's search feature to find the answer to what you're looking for. The document contains a list of offices, their locations and phone numbers.
Want to know where you're going before you get on campus or even how to get here? View the current map or download a printable version. This page also contains driving directions to the college from the various freeway around the campus.
MyGateway asks for an "add authorization code" if a class is full. Each instructor is given a list of authorization codes that they may provide to students if they are able to accommodate more people in their class. How (and if) they are used and distributed is completely up to the faculty member. To get into the class, it's most likely that you'll need to attend the first class meeting. Show up early and let the instructor know that you're interested in adding the class if at all possible.
During the summer, Cypress College is closed on Fridays. Typical hours across campus service areas are 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday through Thursday.
If you're planning a special trip to campus for a service, it may be best to call ahead just to double check. Phone numbers are listed in the schedule of classes and on each area's website.
Check out Cypress College on Twitter and get the latest headlines about your favorite college campus.
Twitter is just one of the ways that Cypress College is connecting with our students. We also maintain a presence on Facebook, Flickr and YouTube. Learn more by visiting the social media page of our website.
EMERGENCY TEXT MESSAGES:
One of the features of the "MyGateway" portal is the ability to sign up to receive emergency text messages on your cell phone. To enable this service, click on the "Set Text Message Alert Preferences" link under "Personal Information" in the "Student" tab of the portal.
This feature is intended to provide the ability for college administration to send text messages to cell phones on an opt-in basis. Please understand that this feature is part of our best efforts to share information in emergency situations, but it is not a guarantee of service. You may opt in or out at any time.
We will utilize this communication method in an effort to share urgent information in a rapid manner. It is not intended for ongoing or routine communications, so your phone won't be bombarded with information from us.