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Registration Information

Students register for classes through Navigate or TTC Express. Prior to registration, students are encouraged to meet with their assigned academic advisor or navigator for academic planning.

Important Dates

At Trident Technical College, students can register for a full academic year all at once. Registration for Fall, Spring and Summer semesters opens at the same time to allow students the opportunity to experience a full year of course offerings for optimal scheduling and academic planning.

Registration for the 2020-21 academic year begins on March 23, 2020.


Due to the impacts COVID-19 has had on course scheduling, the college will open registration for one semester at a time for the upcoming 2021-22 academic year.

Fall 2021 – Registration begins April 12, 2021

Spring 2022 – Registration begins Sept. 27, 2021

Summer 2022 – Registration begins Jan. 31, 2022

For more important dates related to registration, visit the college Calendars.

Academic Advising

Academic advising is an integral part of academic planning, reaching your career goals and graduating. Academic advisors and Navigators are assigned to all degree-seeking students.

Academic advising is the key to:

  • Planning your course of study
  • Choosing the right classes
  • Reaching your educational and career goals
  • More efficient course registration

Students can make an appointment with their assigned Academic Advisor or Navigator through Navigate or by contacting him/her directly. Students are encouraged to schedule appointments early and regularly.

For more information about the academic advising process and who to contact, click here.

 How do I make changes to my schedule?

Students make registration changes through Navigate or TTC Express, depending on which platform is most familiar to them. Students can register, drop or withdraw from courses using either platform. Students are encouraged to speak with their academic advisor or navigator prior to making any registration changes.

Exceptions include:

  • Undecided students will not be able to utilize the registration tools in Navigate or TTC Express until they have declared a major. Counseling Services can provide career counseling to help undecided students declare a major.
  • Students with registration holds will not be able to register until the hold is lifted. Students can view their holds through the TTC Portal. Most holds are related to missing admission requirements, academic suspension or an outstanding balance.
  • Students wishing to take more than 18 credit hours in a semester must seek an override approval from their program dean.
  • Students hoping to register for a course that has met capacity must seek an override approval from the course department head.
  • Students wanting to register for a course after the last day to add a course for the term must seek an override approval from the dean of the course.


Many courses require prerequisite courses and/or test scores. The registration system will automatically block registration when a prerequisite course and/or placement test score has not been successfully met. 

Your academic advisor will check for prerequisites and/or corequisites when helping you create an academic plan. Prerequisite and corequisite requirements can also be found in the Course Description section of the Academic Catalog and online Course Search. You can also find prerequisites that are required for a course in Navigate or TTC Express by following these steps:

  1. Click Search for Sections.
  2. Select a term from the drop-down menu.
  3. Select a subject from the drop-down menu.
  4. Fill in the course number.
  5. Click Submit.
  6. Click on the course in the Section Name and Title column.
  7. The course description and prerequisites will display in a new window.

Course Withdrawal

After the deadline to drop a course ends, students may withdraw from a course. This action can be done through Navigate, TTC Express or by completing a Course Withdrawal form at the Registrar's office or any campus location.

The withdrawal deadline is posted on the college calendar. A withdrawal will be noted on the transcript with a W. A withdrawal is not calculated into the GPA but can impact the student's completion rate for financial aid satisfactory progress.

It is the student's responsibility to initiate a withdrawal by the published deadline. Failure to do so will result in the appropriate earned grade on your permanent academic record. A decision not to attend a course does not constitute a withdrawal from it. If you stop attending classes without completing and submitting a withdrawal form to the Registrar's office, you risk harming your academic record with a failing grade. The withdrawal policy for some programs is more restrictive and will apply to students in those programs. Students are encouraged to speak with their academic advisor or navigator prior to withdrawing from a course.

Students should also have a discussion with their instructor before withdrawing. In many cases the student may think they are doing poorly but a conversation with the instructor could help the student realize they could successfully complete the course.

Students receiving federal student aid need to discuss course withdrawals with a financial aid officer prior to completing the action. Withdraws can impact financial aid eligibility.

Appeal for a Late Course Withdrawal

Students may submit an appeal for a late course withdrawal to the dean of their program if there was an extenuating circumstance that kept the them from meeting the published withdrawal deadline. An appeal for late course withdrawal will be considered only for circumstances that made it impossible to withdraw by the published last date to withdraw. The Appeal for a Late Withdrawal form is available in the TTC Portal. Appeals must be submitted no later than the end of the second semester following the semester when the instructor originally assigned the grade.

Drop or Withdrawal Due to Military Deployment

Active duty members and reserve members who have been called to active duty of any branch of the U.S. military or who have been or are deployed are eligible to drop from any or all classes with full tuition reimbursement. Service members who wish to be dropped must provide copies of their orders to the Registrar's office. The Registrar's office will verify that the dates of the deployment conflict with the course schedule. The deployment dates must fall within the start and end dates of the course. Once verification is completed, the Registrar's office will remove the course from the student's academic record and ensure any tuition charges are reversed.

Deployed U.S. military students who do not wish to be dropped from their classes may request a grade of Incomplete from the course instructor. If the instructor approves the request, the instructor will assign a grade of Incomplete when the final grade roster is submitted. Once the student completes all coursework, the instructor will submit a final grade for the student. If the instructor does not change the grade, the grade of Incomplete will convert automatically to a failing grade of F (or U for courses using grades of SC/U) at midterm of the following semester. Instructors have full discretion on the awarding of grades of Incomplete.