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Distance Education Student Policies


Out of State Students

Please contact the Distance Education department before enrolling in any online classes if you are currently out of the state of California. United States Federal law requires us to get permission and comply with the laws and procedures of your state of your residence before offering you a class at Santiago Canyon College. Please be advised that Santiago Canyon College will drop you from your online classes if we have not been approved by your home state!

Waitlist Information

  • Online classes do NOT always allow wait-listing. Using Online Records/Web Advisor read the important information on the section, especially the COMMENTS portion that details information on wait-listing.
  • Once a class reaches its limits, the section becomes CLOSED. If the online class allows for wait-listing, add yourself to the wait list. Although you may see that a seat is available, you can only add yourself to the wait list.
  • Every evening a process is run to move students from the waitlist into open seats.  When you are rolled from the wait list into an open seat, an email will be sent to notify you of this enrollment.
  • Check your email every day if you are on a wait list.
  • Once you are enrolled in the section, you have two days after this enrollment to pay, OR BE DROPPED FOR NONPAYMENT.
  • You will NEVER move from the waitlist into an open seat if:
  • You have not completed the course prerequisites at SCC or SAC
  • You are repeating the class for the third time.
  • You need an overload petition.
Wait list rollovers STOP for full semester classes once the semester begins.

Student Grievance Process

Please refer to our Catalog for our official Grievance Process

Out-of-State Students: Please visit the SHEE​O website for information on your state's Student Complaint Process.