On-line Registration Options for Instructors
Columbus State Community College offers faculty and Chairpersons/Deans on-line registration request options through the Blackboard portal, depending on the type of student registration scenario.
This option, through Blackboard, allows faculty and Chairpersons/Deans to make a registration request without completing paper and takes the burden off of students. This also gives faculty control of their classroom enrollment. The easy, interactive registration request process takes only a few minutes to complete.
The three types of on-line registrations requests are:
- Chair/Dean Registration Exception Authorization Form
- Instructor Permission Form
- Good as Gold Instructor Permission Form
The 'Chair/Dean Registration Exception Authorization Form' allows for a late registration request to be submitted by Chairpersons/Deans for a student who has missed instructional time. Columbus State has eliminated the ability for students to add courses on their own late but some students may have extenuating circumstances requiring further review. These circumstances, reviewed on a case by case basis, could allow the student to be authorized to enter a class after missing instructional time. Refer to your specific Chairperson/Dean for departmental policies/procedures. Late Registration information can be found under 'Elimination of Late Registration.'
The 'Instructor Permission Form' is the most commonly used registration request form. This is a general request to have students added into a course and can be completed and submitted any time, however, will not be processed until after registration opens for the particular term. The 'Instructor Permission Form' can only be used when students have NOT missed instructional time. In those cases, the 'Chair/Dean Registration Exception Authorization Form' would need to be completed, in place of the 'Instructor Permission Form.' Additionally, Web and Blended courses, once the semester begins, are technically classified as already begun, and students cannot be registered using the 'Instructor Permission Form.' This scenario would also require the Chairperson/Dean request form to complete registration for the student.
The 'Good as Gold Instructor Permission Form' allows faculty to request registration for students meeting the requirements for participation in the 'Good As Gold Program' here at Columbus State. 'Good As Gold Program' eligible students may register for credit courses on a space-available basis for an audit grade only. Registration does not begin until the first day of the semester and is only open until the 20% point of course completion point. Faculty may submit request forms prior to the open registration period but will not be processed until the semester begins. The requirements under the 'Elimination of Late Registration' do not apply to these students. For detailed information on the 'Good As Gold Program' click here.
To view step by step instructions on completing each of the above registration request forms, view Blackboard Request Process Instructions.
Paper registration forms ('Registration Add/Drop Form' and 'Good As Gold Educational Program Information Form') may still be presented by students for faculty to complete and will continue to be processed. However, it is recommended faculty utilize the registration process through Blackboard as the most secure way to register students for courses.