Once you and your academic advisor have agreed upon the study plan for the upcoming term, you register online through MyESC. When you register during the regular registration period you will not have to pay your tuition and fees until the end of the registration period. Registering early secures your place in courses that reach capacity early, and allows sufficient time to get your books before the start of the term. Logging into MyESC (www.esc.edu/MyESC) and registering signifies that you are enrolling in courses and that you agree to pay the attendant tuition and fees by the payment due date. Information on tuition and fees, and enrollment and billing is located elsewhere in this catalog.
Students may register after the regular advising and registration period ends, contingent upon the availability of courses. Students who register during the late registration period must pay their bills at the time of registration or have sufficient financial aid (or combination of financial aid and payment) to cover their bills including a late registration fee of $30. Information on tuition and fees, and billing is located on page 38 - 41.
Academic Advisor Approval of the Registration:
Following registration, advisors review student registrations. Advisors may approve the registration or ask the student to adjust the registration before approving it. Advisors have final say regarding a student’s registration and, as a last resort, may have the registration changed or removed.
You may modify an existing registration for a particular term through the first week of the term. A student may drop one or more of her/his courses during this period and receive a 100 percent refund in tuition as per the current withdrawal policy. Please note, the fees are not refunded if students drop their courses after the start of the term. A student may modify an existing registration, add or replace a course (if available) with no late fee. The student is responsible for any additional tuition and fees that arise from an increase in the number of credits in the enrollment. Payment is due on the normal schedule. Thus, if the add/drop occurs during late registration or during the first week of the term, any additional payment is due with the registration change.
Students who have registration holds, which the college puts in place when students do not meet academic or administrative requirements, will not be permitted to register. Students who are not registered will not receive instructional services. Any holds that a student has will appear on the student’s registration screen on MyESC (www.esc.edu/MyESC). The following listing identifies the most common holds and which office to contact for assistance in resolving the hold.
- Immunization hold indicates that the student has not provided proof of immunity for mumps, measles and rubella. Contact Admissions at 518 587-2100, ext. 2223.
- Accounts receivable hold indicates that the student has a past due balance of more than $25 that must be paid before that student may register. Contact Student Accounts at 518 587-2100, ext. 2330.
- Academic dismissal hold indicates that the student has been dismissed for not meeting the college’s academic requirements for satisfactory academic progress or a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average. The student should contact the School for Graduate Studies at 518 587-2100 ext. 2429.
If you must have financial aid to cover your tuition and fees, you must file by April 1 each year. If you do not apply on time, the financial aid that you need may not be in place by the payment due date. If you cannot cover the costs, your registration for the term will be canceled. Students who plan to enroll for the first time (or after a long absence) must allow at least eight weeks for financial aid processing and should plan accordingly. For more information on financial aid, please see the chapter titled Financial Aid that begins on page 42.