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How to Register for Classes

You've applied to Delta and explored our programs. Below is information on how to register. 

  1. From the Inside Delta homepage, select Student Self-Service in the Tools dropdown menu.
  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, you can review this registration video: 

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Registration Dates

Registration is open for Winter 2024 and Spring 2024. 

Your registration priority for Fall 2024, Winter 2025 and Spring 2025 will be based on the credits you have earned, including any credits in progress on your Winter 2024 schedule.  Priority registration will be determined during Winter 2024 and will be emailed to your Delta email. Registration will open in March 2024. 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 attended within the last two years or applied within the last year, 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.

Winter 2024/Spring 2024 Registration & Payment Dates

Winter 2024 semester officially begins January 6, 2024 and runs through April 26, 2024.
Spring 2024 semester officially begins May 6, 2024 and runs through August 15, 2024

Waitlists for Winter 2024 and Spring 2024

Check your waitlists daily. Waitlists will be discontinued once a course begins. Instructor permission is required once a class begins and can only be granted through the end of the refund period for the class.

Payment due dates for Winter 2024 and Spring 2024

Winter 2024 Payment: Payment will be due every Tuesday for new Winter registrations (for example: if you register on a Wednesday, payment is due the following Tuesday; if you register on a Tuesday, payment is due that day).

Spring 2024 First Payment Due Date (if you register on or before April 9, 2024) - Tuesday, April 9, 2024 by 6pm

Fall 2024/Winter 2025/Spring 2025 Registration & Payment  Dates

Fall 2024 semester officially begins August 24, 2024 and runs through December 15, 2024.
Winter 2025 semester officially begins January 4, 2025 and runs through April 25, 2025.
Spring 2025 semester officially begins May 5, 2025 and runs through August 14, 2025

Specific priority registration dates and times will be assign to student records before the registration period opens.

Time Tuesday, March 12, 2024 Wednesday, March 13, 2024 Thursday, March 14, 2024

Friday, March 15, 2024

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 for Fall 2024, Winter 2025 and Spring 2025

Open registration for students who have not been assigned a registration priority, or have no Delta credits, begins Friday, March 15, 2024 at 8am.

Waitlists for Fall 2024, Winter 2025 and Spring 2025

Check your waitlists daily. Waitlists stop running two days before the start date of each section. Instructor permission is required once a class begins and can only be granted through the end of the refund period for the class.

Payment due dates for Fall 2024, Winter 2025 and Spring 2025
Fall 2024 Payment Due Date (if you register on or before August 13, 2024) - Tuesday, August 13, 2024 by 6pm

Winter 2025 Payment Due Date (if you register on or before December 3, 2024) -  Tuesday, December 3, 2024 by 6pm

Spring 2025 First Payment Due Date (if you register on or before April 8, 2025) - Tuesday, April 8, 2025 by 6pm


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 have taken classes in the past 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 are required to meet with an Academic Advisor or Counselor before submitting your Academic Fresh Start Appeal.  
  • With the help of your Academic Advisor or Counselor you will develop an Educational Support Plan.
  • If you are receiving state or federal financial aid you will be required to consult with a Financial Aid Advisor.
  • All courses taken at Delta will remain on your permanent record; however, courses with a grade below a C will become NC grades without credit on your transcript.
  • You can only be granted an Academic Fresh Start once.
  • Courses previously used for an earned credential cannot be changed by an Academic Fresh Start Appeal. 

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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