First Week & Census Matters
Students authorized to add your class with an Authorization Code (an add code) must enroll online using Corsair Connect, the student portal, prior to the next class. Verify students have enrolled and do not permit them to attend until they do.
When granting Authorization Codes, please adhere to the order shown on the Wait Lists. Click on “Online Class Roster Tasks” then on “View Class Waiting Lists” to get the updated Wait List for yourclass(es).
Instructors are not required to provide Authorization Codes to students.
Semester and section-specific deadlines are available through mProfessor when you login.
Class specific deadlines may be found on your mProfessor account.
Ordered waitlists become available two weeks before the start of the semester. Students who put themselves on a wait list will receive notification if a seat opens in that section but will not be automatically added to the section. Students may place themselves on the wait list for only one section of each course, and may not place themselves on the wait list for a section if they are already enrolled in another section of the same course. The idea behind starting wait lists only 2weeks before classes begin is to ensure the wait lists are populated with students who are still interested in taking the class. Faculty should give priority to wait list students when issuing approval codes.
The wait list is capped at 25% of the class seat capacity.
Students are able to join any wait list, subject to course/section eligibility requirements (e.g., prerequisites, time conflicts).
The wait list is updated as students enroll in the class or remove themselves from it.
Students are able to see their position in the wait list (“Wait List Rank”) in Corsair Connect.
Authorization Codes are generated overnight the Thursday evening before the term starts. They will be available on mProfessor by Friday morning.
Issue codes based on Wait List priority, and then to other students. You may not conduct any type of assessment/test in order to grant an add code.
Safeguard and check who uses the codes you give as sometimes they end up with the wrong student or are sold to a different student.
You may generate more authorization codes on demand via mProfessor by going to “Online ClassRoster Tasks” and clicking on “View / Request Instructor's Authorization Codes.”
There are three authorization codes -
- Regular Add - valid for week 1 of the course
- Late Add - from week 2 to 50% of the term
- Reinstate - can be used to reinstate a student you dropped or as a late, late add through the 89th percentile of the class.
Auditing courses is not permitted by students at SMC.
The SMC Faculty Contract provides for course audits by current and retired faculty members. Audits are permitted in a class, provided the instructor teaching the class agrees and it does not displace a student. Faculty audit is informal. There will be no official enrollment in the class.
Your course census day may be found in mProfessor. See Course Specific Deadlines above.
A reminder will display on mProfessor to “Verify Roster.”
Census verifications are mandated by Education Code and have a major impact on funding for the College and must be completed by faculty.
Verify who is actively attending or participating in your classes. Drop any students who are not.
Census drops must be completed before your census date
Ensure students are enrolled. Direct students to Admissions if they tell you they are having problems enrolling.
A high volume of Petitions for Special Consideration ( retroactive withdrawals) are for students who never attended the class. Manage your class enrollment regularly.