Academic Load and Attendance


Fees and Tuition

Students enrolling at Mendocino College are assigned fees according to their residency status and enrollment type. Residency is determined at the time a student applies for admission. Enrollment, College, and Other fees are subject to change during the academic year.


Enrollment Fee:                                                 $46.00 per unit


Priority Registration

New, returning and continuing Mendocino College students are given a registration appointment date that provides the earliest date they may register for classes.  To be eligible for priority registration, new and returning students must complete all of the following:

Registration Dates

Registration dates and priority registration information now available for current, new, and returning students.

Course Repetition

If a student receives a grade of "D," "F " or "NC," the student may repeat the course once and receive a new grade; however, the listing of the original grade will remain on the student's permanent record. To repeat a course, file a petition with the Admissions and Records Office.

Audit Classes

Students are allowed to register as auditors in a limited number of classes where the course repetition policy applies if they have previously enrolled for credit for the maximum number of times allowed for the particular course.

Add Classes

Distance Education credit courses provide students an opportunity to complete a course on their own time, usually at home or in the College Learning Centers. The courses are academically equivalent to the same courses taught on-campus but require a greater amount of independent study and commitment by the student.

Prerequisites, Corequisites and Recommended Preparation

It is the intent of Mendocino College to guide students into courses in which they will have the greatest chance for academic success. Therefore, students will find courses which have prerequisites, corequisites or recommended preparation in their description.


If a class fills and a waitlist exists, you will be given the option to be added to the waitlist. Waitlists will remain active through the first week of the term during the fall and spring. ​After the first week, waitlists will close. Instructor signature is required for enrollment once the waitlist closes.  In the summer term, the active status of a waitlist varies by course.

If a notification of available space has not been received prior to the first day of class, it is recommended that waitlisted students attend the first class meeting or make contact with the instructor of record by email.