Below you will find information pertaining to the registration process for new and returning students. We also have included information about adding, auditing, dropping, and withdrawing from courses. If you have any questions, please give us a call at 704-922-6231 or email

Registration Processes

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New Students

New students who wish to take curriculum classes must complete the admissions process prior to registering. For more information about the admissions process, please visit the Admissions Office or call 704-922-6214. Once you have met admission requirements, you will meet with an academic advisor or counselor to select courses.

Visiting Students

Visiting students are students currently enrolled and actively pursuing a degree at another college or university that want to take classes at Gaston College to transfer credit back to their home institution. If you’re looking for an affordable option for your fundamental courses, or are home for the summer and looking to catch up or get ahead by earning credits that count towards your degree, go to our visiting students page for more information on how to apply and register at Gaston College.

Returning Students

Returning students are not required to meet with an academic advisor or counselor prior to registration. Registration may be completed through WebAdvisor or in person. If you are unsure of the classes that are required for your major, you may access your WebAdvisor account and generate a program evaluation that will list courses that you need to meet program requirements. Another option is meeting with your assigned academic advisor for assistance with selecting courses. Academic advisor information may be found by logging into your WebAdvisor account or contacting the Records and Registration Office at 704-922-6232. If your major is pre-health science, special credit, or undecided, your academic advisor is located in the Counseling Center.

As a returning student, you will have a specific registration access date assigned. The access dates are based on the number of credit hours you have completed. The breakdown for access dates is as follows:

Over 50 Credit Hours Completed
26 to 50 Credit Hours Completed
10 to 25 Credit Hours Completed
1 to 9 Credit Hours Completed
0 Earned Hours Completed
Special Credit Students
First Day of Registration
Second Day of Registration
Third Day of Registration
Fourth Day of Registration
Fifth Day of Registration
Sixth Day of Registration

Adding Classes

Classes may be added to your schedule after your initial registration. If the semester has not started, you may add a class through WebAdvisor or in-person. If the semester has started, you may add classes by visiting the Records and Registration Office, the Counseling Center, or your academic division.

Auditing Classes

After registering and paying for a class, you have the option to audit the course. No credit is given for an audited course; however, we encourage you to attend, participate, and take examinations. The Audit Form must be signed by your instructor and turned into the Records and Registration Office by the add/drop deadline published on the academic calendar. The audit status cannot be reversed.

Dropping Classes

Dropping a class may be completed through WebAdvisor or in-person. If you drop a class prior to the start of the semester, you are eligible for a 100% refund. After the start of the semester, you must drop a class by the drop date published on the academic calendar to receive a 75% refund.

Withdrawing from Classes

The withdrawal paperwork must be completed in the Records and Registration Office on or prior to the date published on the academic calendar. No refunds are given for withdrawals. It is your responsibility to withdraw from a class. Failure to do so may result in a failing grade.