Registration FAQs

How do I drop and/or add classes? What are the deadlines to drop/add classes?

You can add classes through My HC up until the 5th day of classes and drop classes up until the 15th day of classes. After the respective deadlines, you can no longer use the internet, and a drop/add form must be completed. This form is available in the ALCC. After the 5th day of classes an instructor’s signature is required to add a class. An instructor’s signature is not required to drop classes.

Drop and Add deadlines are published in the current class schedule, the Academic Calendar on this website, and in the course catalog.

How do I get into a class that is full/restricted/conflicts with another class?

A Drop/Add Form must be used to register for classes that are full, have restrictions, or conflict with another class. An instructor’s permission and signature is necessary to add into courses with registration restrictions. Approval from both instructors is required for classes that have a time conflict. If a desired course is full you must register yourself on the waitlist through your My HC. For more information on the waitlist please click here.

How do I withdraw from school?

You will not be able to completely withdraw from classes online and will need to visit the ALCC or call (406)447-6939. If you withdraw prior to the 15th day of classes, you will receive a prorated refund depending on the date of your withdrawal. No refunds are issued for withdrawals after the 15th day of classes.  If you are receiving financial aid, please schedule an appointment with the Director of Financial Aid to discuss possible ramifications.

What is the refund policy?

The Refund Policy is only in effect for students who complete a formal withdrawal from all classes. Refunds of tuition and fees (excluding registration and application fees) in the event of withdrawal from all classes are authorized according to the following guidelines:

· Refunds are made by the Business Office after verification of enrollment status as of the 15th day of classes.*
· Ninety (90) percent of tuition and fees will be refunded to the end of the 5th day of classes.*
· Seventy-five (75) percent of tuition and fees will be refunded to the end of the 10th day.*
· Fifty (50) percent of tuition and fees will be refunded up to the end of the 15th day.*
· No refunds will be granted after the 15th day of classes.

*Refund breakdown applies to Spring and Fall terms only. In Summer term, 90% refund is issued through the 2nd day of instruction, 75% through the 4th day of instruction, and 50% through the 6th day of instruction. No refunds are issued in summer after the 6th day of instruction.

How/When do I know if other college classes transfer in?

Once an OFFICIAL transcript from your previous college is received, Admissions and New Student Services evaluates it for transfer credits based on your program of study at Helena College. You will receive notification in the mail once your transcripts have been evaluated.

If I repeat a class, does the original grade go away?

The grade will not automatically be removed from your transcript. You must fill out a “Request to Change Grade for Repeated Course” form at the Registrar's office. Once you have turned in the form the original grade will be replaced by an R and it will be excluded from your GPA.

Will the credits I take at Helena College transfer to another school?

It is entirely up to the other school as to what is transferable. You must contact the school you are planning on transferring credits to and discuss it with a counselor or Registrar. Course descriptions, syllabi, and/or other documentation may be requested by the school. For more information regarding credit transfer in Montana click on http://www.mus.edu/Transfer/transfer.asp