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Current Student Registration


2020-21 Registration Guide


If you are currently attending Trinity Valley Community College and are ready to register for your next semester, let's run through our pre-semester checklist:

  • Documentation is up to date with the Registrar's Office
  • Financial Aid is completed and updated if necessary 
  • Tuition for the current/previous semester is paid in full
  • Housing paperwork turned in for next semester (if applicable)


If you feel you are ready to register for classes, you may be eligible to register online through My Cardinal Connect.  Students wishing to register online may do so if they feel confidant in what courses they need to take, and are still happy with their degree pathway.  If you need to change your major, are unsure of what classes to take, or just feel the need for some guidance, we have Advisors on each campus ready to assist you.  Otherwise you can log into My Cardinal Connect to complete registration.  If you are new to the My Cardinal Connect Portal, we have some Instructions for Registration.

My Cardinal Connect may tell you are ineligible for online registration; below are some of the reasons a student might not be eligible to register online:

  • Not TSI Complete
  • Overdue Balance
  • Academic Probation/Suspension (GPA below 2.0)
  • Documentation owed to the Registrar's Office
  • Hitting a 30 hour marker.


If you are not eligible to register online (for reasons other than overdue balance), you can still see an Academic Advisor to register for classes at an Advisement Center on any of our three main campuses.  Students with a past due balance must contact the Business Office to settle the overdue amount before any further registration.  Students on academic probation/suspension should contact the Academic Review Board for an appointment to discuss further action and registration.

Regarding registration for certificate courses:  While students in a certificate pathway are usually permitted to register online, an advisor must approve your courses each semester to ensure that they meet the requirements of your certificate.  This can be done by completing your registration, and then sending an approval request to

TVCC understands that many of our students live remotely, or may have work or other obligations that prevent them from being registered on campus during business hours.  The Advisement Centers do offer E-advising, as well as Virtual Advising.  If you feel that you may require E-advising, be sure to complete your E-advising request as early possible to ensure you are able to complete your registration in a timely manner.  E-advising requests submitted late in the registration process can not be guaranteed to process before the end of registration.


Current Student Resources:


Online Registration Instructions

A step-by-step guide on registering like a pro.

My Cardinal Connect

Head over to the student portal and get started.


Finding Textbook Requirements

Track down your booklist for purchasing books and supplies.  

How to Pay Tuition & Fees

Entrance testing may be required before course registration.

Distance Learning

TVCC has many online courses available to fit your busy schedule.



When you need to stay on campus be sure to fill out your packet.

How to Drop a Class

Know how to drop a class, and things to consider before doing so.

Student Account Holds

Keep an eye on your student portal and make sure when the time comes, you are ready to register.


GPA Calculator

A useful tool for calculation and making improvements.

Cardinal Success Center

Our student-friendly study center is here to help you.

Tutoring Services

TVCC offers free tutoring during most regular semester.


Disability Services

Find information on accommodations.

Request a Transcript

TVCC sends transcripts electronically, usually in 1-2 days.


When the time approaches, apply for graduation - you earned it!

University Transfer Information

TVCC works with many universities on credit articulation.