Clinical Registration

Delta College students pursuing a field with a required clinical experience component must follow certain steps in order to successfully register for clinicals.

Registering for your clinical experience

Validated students must put themselves on the waitlist during the special clinical registration/waitlist period. Waitlist for the clinical entry orientation code specific to your program. It will not matter if you waitlist on the first day or the last day of the special clinical registration/waitlist period.

If you have not been an active student at Delta College in the past two years, you will need to reapply through the Admissions Office prior to the special registration/waitlist period.

Every student must waitlist themselves. At the end of the special registration/waitlist period, the registration system will rank order individuals based on semester of validation.

If there are more students within a validation semester than there are remaining openings, the following will be used for ranking:

    • Semester of validation
    • Grades in BIO 152W and 153W or BIO 240 and 241
    • In-district residency
    • Total Delta credits
    • Overall Delta College GPA

If a tie exists, the higher overall Delta GPA will break the tie.

Step 1: Log into your Student Self- Service account
From this page open the Tools menu located in the top left corner. Click on the Student Self-Service. From here, click the button labeled student planning, then select the box labeled plan your degree and register for classes. 

Step 2: Waitlist yourself
After searching for your appropriate clinical entry code and adding the section to your plan in the appropriate semester, click on waitlist. Do not click register. Verify you are on the waitlist. Students who have not been officially validated or who have a hold will not be allowed to waitlist or register.

Within one week after the registration period ends, top-ranked students will be registered to fill each program and notification of registration will be sent to their Delta email address. The top 10 alternates in nursing and the top five in all other programs will be notified through their Delta email address. 

You must waitlist yourself during each semester the program is offered. Waitlists do not carry over to the next special clinical registration/waitlist period.

Validation extensions

Validated students should waitlist themselves each semester their program is offered. During the third year of your validation, you must waitlist. If your program fills in the third year of your validation and you do not get in, your validation will be extended for one year. Failure to waitlist in the third year will void your validation.

Clinical entry programs and codes


Program name Clinical entry code
Dental Hygiene DH 000
Nursing RN full-time NUR 000
Nursing RN part-time NPT 000
Physical Therapist Assistant PTA 000
Practical Nursing PNE 000
Radiography RAD 000
Respiratory Care RT 000
Sonography DMS 000
Surgical Technology ST 000


Program name Clinical entry code
Nursing RN full-time NUR 000
Nursing transition LPN/paramedic NT 000

Important dates

Special clinical registration waitlist dates

Winter 2023

Monday, October 3, 2022 8am – Friday, October 7, 2022 4pm


Fall 2023

Monday, June 5, 2023 8am – Thursday, June 8, 2023 5:30pm

Winter 2024

Monday, October 2, 2023 8am – Friday, October 6, 2023 4pm


Clinicial registration webinars

The Health/Wellness Student Success Advisors will be presenting the Clinical Registration Webinar typically the week before Clinical Registration opens, with reminders for students on how to waitlist for clinicals.

Dates: TBD


Orientation dates

Winter 2023

Nursing (full-time, transition):  TBD



Contact us
Make an appointment with student services departments.

1961 Delta Road
University Center, MI 48710