Course Registration

Welcome to Hartnell College, home of the Panthers. We hope that you will find the courses you need to reach your academic and career goals. Our team is here and ready to assist you!

To be able to register for courses, you will need to reset your password and create a DUO account. Follow the steps below.

Search online the Schedule of Classes. Search by selecting Advanced Search and then choose the term you are interested in the Term dropdown box along with either a  Subject, Course Level, Course Number, or Course Section. 

Summer and FALL 2023 Schedule of Classes: is available via PAWS Self Serve

Spring 2023 Schedule of Classes: is available via PAWS Self Serve.

Step 1: Password Reset
Link to reset password:

Password guidelines: 
The minimum number of characters is 10 and they must come from at least TWO of the following four groups:
*Uppercase characters A-Z (Latin alphabet)
*Lowercase characters a-z (Latin alphabet)
* Digits 0-9
*Special characters (!, $, #, %, etc.)

Step 2: Enroll in single sign-on with DUO

Link to enroll in DUO (PAWS Portal):


If students require further assistance, Chromebooks are set up in the Panther Learning Lab, located on the 2nd floor of Building B. This added resource is available Monday through Friday to help students reset passwords, enroll in DUO, and register for classes when it is available, or when the student is eligible.


To register for courses go to PAWS Self Serve.

Guide on how to register for courses using PAWS Self Serve

If you are registering for your first math or English course, please visit the Placement for Success page for guidance on using the placement tool.

Dual Enrollment students (K-8th grade) must register in person.

Pay all registration fees by the payment deadline to avoid being dropped from your classes. Pay on-line at PAWS Self Serve. Click on Make a Payment. 

Hartnell courses will take place in multiple formats and may be fully online or require some face-to-face contact as listed.

  • Distance Education (DE) courses may be offered either asynchronously or synchronously and will be accessed through Canvas.
    • Asynchronous courses have virtual online instruction, with possible/optional real time teacher instruction and prepared course materials delivered through Canvas.
    • Synchronous courses have virtual online, REAL TIME instruction with MANDATORY SCHEDULED interactive online meeting times as listed.
  • In-Person - Some courses will require on-and off-campus face-to-face instruction to meet course objectives. Dates, times and locations for face-to-face classes will be listed or if may be TBD, to be determined.
  • There are also a variety of courses offered hybrid, meaning they are a combination of the above.

Check out the video below.

Enrollment Dates by Priority Registration

Each semester, students are given an enrollment appointment date and time. Students can find their enrollment appointment in PAWS Self Serve. This appointment time is the earliest time students can enroll in classes. 

Students priority registration group and registration dates are determined by the completion of orientation, student education plan, the number of units completed at Hartnell College, and maintaining good academic standing. Students will lose priority registration if they are on academic or progress probation and/or have completed 100 or more degree-applicable units at Hartnell College. 

Online registration is available starting at 8 am on the priority registration day and students may continue to register any day after until the day before the term begins.


Enrollment Dates by Priority Registration Levels & Types

Enrollment Date        Priority Group Number Priority Group Orientation Student Education Plan
April 21   1

Continuing & First Time Students in the following programs: DSPS, CalWORKs / TANF, EOPS, Foster Youth (including former foster youth students), Homeless students, and Veterans including active duty



April 24   2

Continuing & First Time Students in the following programs: DSPS Note Takers, Dual Enrollment CCAP (transitioning from high school as a First-Time College Student), HEP, MESA, Student Athlete, SI Leaders, and TRIO Program

Yes Yes
April 25-29   3

Continuing & First Time Student in the following categories:

  • April 25 - Continuing students with  32.0 - 60.9 earned units
  • April 26 - Continuing students with  15.0 - 31.9 earned units
  • April 27 - Continuing students with  61.0 - 99.9 earned units
  • April 28 - Continuing students with 0.3 - 14.9  earned units
  • April 29 - Continuing students with 0.0 - 0.29 earned units and First-Time students who have completed all of the CORE Services



May 1   4

Continuing, new first-time, returning, transfer students and students not in good academic standing.

Students must submit an online Application for Admission to be eligible to register beginning on May 1st. After submitting Applications for admissions  you will be eligible to register 48 hours after applying and setting up secondary authentication. 



May 1   5 Continuing students exceeding 100 Hartnell College degree applicable units. No


May 1     Open Enrollment  


Summer 2023
May 22

Fall 2023
August 7

  6 Dual Enrollment Non-CCAP (Concurrent: K-12) Students must submit an online Hartnell College application for admission and approved Dual Enrollment Non-CCAP form before Monday, May 8th to be eligible to register online beginning on May 22nd and before Monday, July 24th to be eligible to register online beginning on August 7th. No No


Open Enrollment

Open enrollment follows the last priority enrollment period (priority group 5). All eligible students may enroll in classes during open enrollment.




Who To Contact

  • Admissions and Records
    Phone: (831) 755-6711 
    Building: B - Student Services
    Office: B-121
    B - Student Services

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8am - 6pm

Friday: 8am - 1pm