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Register for Courses Step by Step Guide

Last updated on Oct 29, 2021

During your registration appointment window, register for classes directly from your academic plan.

NOTE: This function is limited to the registration appointment window, so it will not be available at all times.

Before you begin


Understand Your Academic Record: Also called Academic History, your Academic Record shows all of your completed coursework at CCA as well as any transfer credit you have received, including credit from exams and credit from coursework outside of CCA.


Assess Your Progress Towards Degree Completion: Your Academic Progress report shows how your coursework and transfer credit apply towards your degree, displaying which degree requirements you have satisfied and which requirements you have not satisfied. Reference this report throughout your academic planning and registration process.


Understand Your Academic Plan: Your Academic Plan is a multi-year course planning tool that allows you to choose courses for each semester based on your degree requirements. Using your Academic Plan makes it easier to draft schedules for registration. Refer to the course guide for your major and your matriculation date for help guidance in filling out your plan.


Draft a Saved Schedule: Create a potential schedule (known in Workday as a Saved Schedule) for an upcoming term, selecting specific course sections for each of the courses in your academic plan.

What's in this guide

1. Log in to Workday at

2. Select "Academics" to view Academics dashboard

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3. Check Your Registration Appointment Window and any Holds

  • Review the My Holds worklet on your Academics dashboard to see any current holds. Scroll to the right of the table to view a description and resolution instructions. If you have a hold on your account, you may not have access to Workday's registration functions.
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5. Select "Register from Plan"

You will only see the orange Start Registration or Register from Plan buttons:

  • during your registration appointment or open registration periods
  • when you have no registration holds
  • when you have courses in your plan in the term for which you are registering (contact your advisor or program manager if you need help updating your plan)

6. Select "Course Section" for each listed course

  • Select the course on the left-hand menu
  • Check Select box for one Course Section from table on the right
  • Repeat for each course

7. Make Adjustments as Necessary

You may want to add a course that was not listed on your academic plan or was listed as a requirement but did not show in the Register from Academic Plan view.

  • Select + Add Course from the top right
  • Search for course by name, number, title, etc.
  • Select the course to add it to the list of courses on the left-hand menu
  • See Step 6 for instructions on selecting a course section

You may also want to remove a course from your list of courses in the Register from Academic Plan view.

  • Select the course on the left-hand menu
  • Select - or the trash can icon to remove the course
Register from Academic Plan

8. Select "Register" to complete


Additional Ways to Register

While registering via your Academic Plan is highly recommended and encouraged, please note that there are additional ways to register for courses on Workday.

Register from Saved Schedule

  1. See Draft a Saved Schedule Step by Step Guide for tips on making a saved schedule
  2. Select the View My Academic Plan link from the Key Steps bulletin
  3. Select the View Saved Schedules button
  4. Select Start Date (Academic Period) and then OK
  5. Select Start Registration under schedule of choice
    1. Confirm that your course section selections are correct
  6. Select Register to complete

Register from CCA Course Sections or Course Schedule

Waitlist Process

Last updated for Spring 2022 registration

How to add yourself to a waitlisted course

You can add yourself to a waitlisted course by following the steps depicted in the video below.

How to confirm registration when a seat becomes available

You'll receive a notification if a seat becomes available for you in your waitlisted course. Follow the steps in the video below to respond to the notification and accept your seat in the course.


You can access the above registration functions from the Academics tab of your Workday student profile, but you cannot view your registration appointment window from your profile. Visit your Academics dashboard for more comprehensive information and guidance.

Next step


Review and Adjust Your Registered Courses: After registration, review your registered courses / class schedule. Then, during the add/drop period, you swap out of one course section and enroll in another or drop a course all together. Workday also provides a way to add individual courses to your schedule without altering your other registered courses.