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How to Register for Classes

You've applied to Delta and explored our programs. To get registered, make sure you have your Delta ID and password, log in to Portal and select your classes. It's that easy!

  1. From the Portal homepage, select Student Self-Service.
  2. Select Student Planning.
  3. Select Plan your Degree & Register for Classes.

From here you can, search and register for sections, drop existing sections, see which waitlists you are on and check your balance.

Before logging in, download our step-by-step registration guide (PDF) to help you along the way.

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Registration Dates

Your registration priority is based on the credits you have earned, including any credits in progress on your Winter 2019 schedule. Register anytime, at or after your scheduled time. 

Transfer Students
You may count up to 38 transfer credits once credits are earned (recorded to your record) at Delta. All transfer credits must be evaluated and posted to your Delta academic record no later than three weeks prior to the start of Priority Registration to ensure proper day/time assignment.

Returning Students
If you have not admitted/attended within the last two years, you must reapply through the Admissions Office no later than three weeks prior to the start of priority registration, to ensure proper day/time assignment.

Fall 2019/Winter 2020/Spring 2020 Registration Dates

Classes for Fall 2019 start August 24 and run through December 15.
Classes for Winter 2020 start January 8 and run through April 28.
Classes for Spring 2020 start May 11 and run through August 20.

Time Tuesday, March 19 Wednesday, March 20 Thursday, March 21 Monday, March 25
8am 119+ credits 57-60 credits 21-22 credits All Students
8:30am 111-118 credits 53-56 credits 20 credits  
9am 105-110 credits 51-52 credits 19 credits  
9:30am 100-104 credits 49-50 credits 18 credits  
10am 96-99 credits 47-48 credits 17 credits  
10:30am 93-95 credits 45-46 credits 16 credits  
11am 90-92 credits 43-44 credits 15 credits  
11:30am 87-89 credits 41-42 credits 14 credits  
12pm  84-86 credits 39-40 credits 13 credits  
12:30pm  81-83 credits 38 credits 12 credits  
1pm  79-80 credits 36-37 credits 11 credits  
1:30pm  77-78 credits 34-35 credits 10 credits  
2pm   75-76 credits 32-33 credits 9 credits  
2:30pm  73-74 credits 30-31 credits 8 credits  
3pm  71-72 credits 28-29 credits 7 credits  
3:30pm  69-70 credits 27 credits 6 credits  
4pm  67-68 credits 26 credits 5 credits  
4:30pm  65-66 credits 25 credits 4 credits  
5pm  63-64 credits 24 credits 3 credits  
5:30pm  61-62 credits 23 credits 2 credits  
6pm     1 credit  
Open Registration (Fall 2019, Winter 2020 and Spring 2020)

Open registration for students who have not been assigned a registration priority, or have no Delta credits, begins Monday, March 25 at 8am.

Waitlists (Fall 2019, Winter 2020 and Spring 2020)

Check your waitlists daily beginning March 19. Waitlists will be discontinued once a class begins. Instructor signature required once a class begins.

Spring 2019 First Payment Due Date (if you register between March 20, 2018 - April 9, 2019) - (Registration closes, waitlists down): Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 6pm
Registration and waitlists resume (Spring 2019): Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 12pm.

Spring 2019 Second Payment Due Date (if you register between April 10 - April 30) - (Registration closes, waitlists down): Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 6pm
Registration and waitlists resume (Spring 2019): Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 12pm.

Fall 2019 First Payment Due Date (if you register between March 19 - July 23) - (Registration closes, waitlists down): Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 6pm
Registration and waitlists resume (Fall 2019): Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 12pm.

Fall 2019 Second Payment Due Date (if you register between July 25 - August 13) - (Registration closes, waitlists down): Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 6pm
Registration and waitlists resume (Fall 2019): Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 12pm.

Winter 2020 First Payment Due Date (if you register between March 19 - December 3) - (Registration closes, waitlists down): Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at 6pm
Registration and waitlists resume (Winter 2020): Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 12pm.

Winter 2020 Second Payment Due Date (if you register between December 5 - December 17) - (Registration closes, waitlists down): Tuesday, December 17, 2019, at 4:30pm
Registration and waitlists resume (Winter 2020): Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 12pm.

Spring 2020 Payment Due Date: TBA


Costs at Delta are shared by the students, the taxpayers in Delta College's district and the State of Michigan. Property taxes paid by residents of Bay, Midland and Saginaw counties supplement student tuition and state aid for in-district status students. That is why in-district students' tuition is the lowest.

Residency classifications

In-District Status
Legal resident of Bay, Midland or Saginaw counties.

Out-of-District Status
Legal resident of Michigan, but not of the above three counties.

Out-of-State Status
International students (including au pairs) and all others not classified within those above

A legal resident is one whose permanent, primary residence is where the student intends to return, whenever absent from college. 

In-district criteria

For tuition purposes, an in-district student is a permanent resident who can provide legal proof of residence within Bay, Midland or Saginaw counties for at least three consecutive months, immediately preceding the first day of the semester in which the person plans to enroll.

Exceptions considered are:

  • The legal residence of a student under age 18 is that of the parent or legal guardian, regardless of where the student may have been living for the previous three months.
  • The student marries an individual who qualifies as an in-district resident of Delta College's district.
  • The person is an employee of a business or industrial firm within Delta College's district AND the employer, by written agreement, agrees to pay directly to Delta all tuition and fees of the sponsored student for employer-approved classes. If the employer is not directly paying Delta for the student’s tuition and fees, the student will be assessed the appropriate out-of-district or out-of-state tuition rate.
  • In-district students whose families or spouses move out of Delta College's district during the time they are enrolled may retain their residency status as long as they maintain continuous enrollment. Student must complete the Petition to Remain In-District application each semester.
  • A permanent alien who has filed the Declaration of Intention to become a U.S. citizen, and who can provide proof of Delta College district residency for the previous three consecutive months, may petition for in-district status.
Proof of in-district residence
You may be asked to verify your residency status at registration. The following examples are types of documents which are considered in determining proof of in-district residency:

  • A valid Michigan driver’s license or Michigan Secretary of State I.D. card or valid Michigan motor vehicle registration in student’s name indicating a permanent address within Bay, Midland or Saginaw counties.
  • A property tax receipt from Bay, Midland or Saginaw counties.
  • A current voter registration card indicating an in-district address.
  • Other legal documents, such as court-issued guardianship papers.

Military Personnel & Covered Individuals:  Any individual using educational assistance under Chapter 30 (Montgomery GI Bill® – Active Duty Program), Chapter 31 (Vocational Rehabilitation), Chapter 33 (Post-9/11 GI Bill®, of Title 38, United States Code, the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (38 U.S.C. § 3311(b)(9))  or Chapter 35 (Dependents Educational Assistance Program) or Chapter 1606 (Montgomery GI Bill Selective Service Reserve) who lives in the State of Michigan while attending Delta College be charged the in-district tuition rate (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) .

Any individual using Veteran Educational Benefits possessing a Department of Veteran Affairs Certificate of Eligibility or a VA Form 28-1905 (Chapter 31) will receive Delta College in-district residency classification.

Interested in coming back to Delta?

So you have taken classes before, but it's been a while and you're not sure what to do. We'd love to have you back, and are happy to show you the steps to getting on track. 


If it has been more than two years since you attended classes, you will need to reapply through the Admissions office.

Academic Fresh Start

So you took classes over two years ago and know you can now do better? We know life happens and want to help you achieve your goals. You can apply for an Academic Fresh Start by submitting a request to Delta's Registration office. You've got this!

How it works
  • You must complete a minimum of six credits before your grade point average will be recalculated.
  • You are required to meet with an academic advisor before submitting your Academic Fresh Start application.  
  • All courses taken at Delta will remain on your permanent record; however, all course grades prior to re-enrollment will be converted pass/no credit grades. 
  • You can only be granted an Academic Fresh Start once. 
  • Regardless of the number of passing grades resulting from your Fresh Start, a maximum of 12 credits of P grades may be applied towards graduation requirements. 

SUCCESS TIP: Register Early

Some classes fill up fast – the earlier you register, the more likely you are to get your chosen classes and schedule. 

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1,700 students earned a degree or certificate last year

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Delta is the ninth largest of Michigan’s 28 community colleges in student headcount.

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Delta currently offers 178 certificate and degree programs.