Take the Next Step to Online Registration!

CMC’s security certificates on the portal servers were renewed.  If you are having issues with the portal, it is possible you may need to clear your browser cache, shutdown all browsers, and reboot your computer to ensure the new certificates are being used by your browser.  Once you have completed these steps, if you are still having issues, please contact Online Help at ext. 4236.  Thank you for your patience.

If you have a password click here to login.

Portal/Online Registration Helpline ext. 4236 –

MyCMC Online Registration

MyCMC Logo

Welcome to Copper Mountain College Online Registration!

Who is a candidate for online registration?

ALL students with no holds on their student file and MUST have a valid personal e-mail on file.

Types of holds that may impede your registration:

  • If you are on probation, you will have a hold on your student record and will not be permitted to register online.
  • If you have any fees due to the Cashier’s office, Library or Financial Aid; a hold has been placed on your student account and will not be permitted to register on line.
  • If you have a hold from the ADMISSIONS AND RECORDS OFFICE/ACCESS/EOPS/VETERANS departments, you will not be permitted to register online.

In addition, if you are a Transfer Student:

  • If you have transfer units from another college, check with the Admissions office to see if your Official Transcripts have been evaluated.  If your Official Transcripts have not been evaluated, the system will not permit you to register for a class that has prerequisites that were met somewhere else.   You can register online for classes which do not require prerequisites met at a different institution.


Stop by Student Services to to receive your username and password to activate your account and to create your new CMC email account. Your CMC email address will be used to inform you of the start of your registration day and time, among other important communications from CMC.

USERNAME: _______________________________________
PASSWORD: Last six digits of your SSN

When you are activated, this is an example of the notice you will receive:

Activation of MyCMC Portal

MyCMC Portal Login

Step-by-step log-in to MyCMC Portal and register for classes.

Registration Instructions part 1

Registration Instructions Part 2

Registration Instructions Part 3

MyCMC Portal Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get started?
Please bring a photo ID to Admissions on the main campus or Base Programs office to obtain your user name & password and to activate your MyCMC account.

After May 2, 2014, your MyCMC user name and initial password will be set up for you. Check your email, including your spam, junk and trash folders, for an email from CMC’s account.

Can I call for my user name?  Can my spouse/friend/relative pick it up for me?
Not at this time.  The username and password infromation will be sent to the email address you provided to CMC, with a copy sent to your new CMC mail address, which you will have access to when you login.

What do I do?
Written instructions are provided along with your portal user name & password. Additional information is available on our website at

What can I do in MyCMC?
In addition to registering online, students can add/drop classes, be placed on a wait list for a class, view or print their schedule, registration statement for fees, unofficial transcripts for grades.  Students will also have a CMC email account.

What if I need help?
Computers and assistance are available in Admissions, Base Programs, the Library and by email,, or by phone at 760-366-3791.

Can I change my address, phone number or email address online?
Not at this time. Please go to Admissions on the main campus or Base Programs office to make changes to your personal information.

Will I be able to pay for my classes online?
Not at this time. However, we hope to be able to provide this service soon.

How will I know my day & time to register?
With the new registration and portal system, students will be given permission to register in blocks of time so as to not overload the systems.  An email will be sent to the email address on file so notify you of the special time reserved for you.

Why can’t I register online?
All students are eligible for MyCMC access.  Students who are on probation, or have existing holds will not be able to register online however will be able to utilize other services and view the class schedule.  Students with transfer units that have not been official evaluated may not be able to register in classes with prerequisites however all other access will be permitted.

I received a Bookmark Link Error.  What does that mean and how do I fix it?
An attempt to access MyCMC was made to a link that was incorrect.  To avoid this error, update your bookmark link to MyCMC to

How do I reset my password?
Instructions to reset password for MyCMC Portal

Dates and Closures Spring 2020

Spring Dates to Remember:

January 23 – College Kickoff for New Students
January 24 – Spring Semester Begins
February 4 – Last Day to Add Full Semester Class
February 4 – Last Day to Drop Classes with a refund
February 19 – Last Day to Drop Classes without a “W”
March 1 – Last Day to File “Intent to Graduate” for Spring & Summer 2019
April 23 – Last Day to Withdraw from Classes with a “W”
May 20 – Spring Semester Ends
May 21 – Commencement

Closures – Spring 2020

January 1 – Holiday, College Closed
January 20 – Holiday, College Closed
January 21 – All Staff Day – College Opens at 1pm
February 14-17 – Holiday, College Closed
March 23-26 – Spring Break, No Classes College Open
March 27-28 – Spring Break Holiday, College Closed
May 21 – Student Services Closed for Commencement Preparation
May 25 – Holiday, College Closed

Registration Dates Summer/Fall 2020

May 4 – EOPS/CARE, ACCESS, CalWORKs, Eligible Active Duty Military, Veterans and Foster Youth

May 5 & 6 – Continuing Students, Qualified New Students (Completed Placement, Orientation, and First Year Plan)

May 7 – Returning Students and Transfer Students

May 8 – Open Registration, including students exceeding 99 units, students on probation/dismissal, New Students and High School Concurrent Enrollment Students

June 5  – All Summer Payments Are Due

June 16 – Summer Registration ends (classes begin June 15)

July 29 – All Fall Payments Are Due

Online registration is available 24/7, weekends & holidays, each day of registration. 

Dates and Closures Summer/Fall 2020


Do you have Base Access?? You can register for classes at the Base Programs Office!!

If you are taking classes aboard the MCAGCC Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Base, you must adhere to the Marine Corps Base Dress Code. If you do not adhere to the dress code, you will be in violation of the Marine Corps Base and CMC’s Standards of Conduct and may result in your suspension from attending classes aboard the Marine Corps Base and CMC.

Examples of inappropriate civilian attire worn in public are beach or swim wear, gym or sweat gear, tank tops, short shorts, ripped or torn clothing, garments designed as underwear, clothing with designs of an obscene or suggestive nature, and shower shoes/flip flops. Wearing headgear indoors is never permitted.

ID Cards, Course Placement, Electronic Orientation, & SEPs

Orientation, course placement, and a first year plan (2 semesters) is required prior to first time registration.  Orientation is available online only through the MyCMC student portal.  Transfer or returning students may be eligible to have placement and the first plan waived based on completed coursework.  Please contact Admissions for assistance.

When making appointments, be aware your application to CMC and orientation must be completed first.  Comprehensive student Education Plans (SEPs) require 1-hour appointments and are not available during peak registration periods or on a drop-in basis.

Appointments are available at convenient times at the main campus or at the Base Programs Office.  Your CMC student ID number is required to make an appointment. Please call Admissions and Records at 760-366-3791 ext. 4232, or CMC’s Base Programs Office at 760-830-6133 to schedule a day and time that works best for you.

Student ID cards are issued during Student Services normal business hours.  ID cards are not available at the CMC Base Programs Office.  Please bring an alternate form of government photo ID as well as your current class schedule to obtain a CMC ID.

Enrollment and Other Fees

Enrollment Fee: State-mandated enrollment fee (in-state fee) is $46.00 per unit

Student Government and Club Fee: $2.00 per semester

Student Activity Center Fee: $1.00 per semester

Student Government Fee: $1.00 per semester

Parking Fees:

Car $20.00 per semester

Motorcycle $10.00 per semester

Enrollment Fee

The enrollment fee is $46.00 per unit (with no maximum) for those qualifying for California State Residency. Enrollment fees are subject to change.

Non-Resident Enrollment Fees

Effective July 1, 2019: State-mandated non-resident enrollment fee is $265.00 per unit, for a total of $311.00 per unit for U.S. citizens who have not established California residency. Students may request a review of residency by submitting applicable documentation to Admissions & Records or CMC’s Base Programs Office. If residency is not established, a waiver of this additional fee may be granted under certain specific conditions; waiver request form is available from Admissions and Records or Base Programs Office.

Legal Advisory AB 2210

All payments must be made in the Cashier’s Office located in the 300 Quad.

Placement Test Fees
Non-CMC students taking the placement test at CMC for another college, will be assessed a $10.00 fee (as of Sept. 1, 2017).

Students are responsible for fees even if they never attend the class.
Students are responsible for meeting all published deadlines.

Paying for Classes

Payment Procedures at CMC:

1. Register for Classes (Admissions & Records in the 300 Quad or online);

2. Meet with Financial Aid (verify and fill out paperwork if necessary);

3. Make your Payment (Cashier’s Office in the 300 Quad)

After you register you will receive your schedule of classes and an invoice to make your payment. Please see below for payment options or make arrangements with the Financial Aid Office.

If you do not pay you may be dropped from ALL of your classes!

Payment options are as follows:

By mail with a check, money-order or credit card. The address is:

Copper Mountain College
Attn: CMC Cashier’s Office
P.O. Box 1398
Joshua Tree, CA 92252

OR ask for a preaddressed envelope. Please do not mail cash.

Pay in person at the CMC Cashier’s Office located in the 300 Quad. Business hours are currently M-F 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. Please call 760-366-3791 ext. 5312. You may pay by check, cash, credit card, or money order.

Download Fillable Payment Form

Questions About Your Student Bill?

Call CMC Cashier at 760-366-3791, ext. 5312 or email:

Closed Classes & Waitlists

Full or Closed Classes

When a course reaches its maximum capacity, students cannot be added to the course. Maximum capacities for classroom courses are based on the maximum fire code capacity per each room where the course will be taught. Maximum capacities for online courses are based on faculty contracts and cannot be adjusted. Students who find that desired courses are closed are encouraged to check the Schedule of Classes to select an alternative section of those courses.

Wait Listing

Once a class is full, the next person trying to enroll will become the first person on the wait list and be the first person to be offered a seat in the class if someone drops or becomes an “instructor drop” for non-attendance. Coyote Tracks (student database) tracks who is next in line to be offered the open seat in the class.

In order to be wait listed in a class, you must provide Admissions & Records with an updated email address. If you are the first person on the wait list and a seat becomes available, you will be notified via email, you will then have 24 hours, until the end of the business day, to come into Admissions & Records and register for that class. There are no exceptions to this rule.

Wait List Restrictions

Students are restricted to being either in a section or on one wait list for a section of that course. However, a student can be on a wait list for a Chem class and on a wait list for an English class, as these are not the same course. No multiple wait listing for the same course within different sections is permitted, but they can be wait listed on multiple separate courses.

Students cannot “crash” a class! This is why we have wait listing.

Auditing a course is permitted. Please see Admissions & Records for course audit details.

Legislation Changes

Fall 2014: Major Change in State Priority Registration Policy

Registration Priority shall be lost at the first registration opportunity after a student:

  • Is placed on academic or progress probation or any combination thereof; or
  • Has earned one hundred (100) or more degree-applicable semester or quarter equivalent units at the district or other higher education institutions.

For purposes of this section a unit is earned when a student receives a grade of A, B, C, D, or P. The 100-unit limit does not include units for non-degree applicable English as a Second Language or basic skills. The 100-unit limit does not include units earned through credit by examination, advanced placement, or International Baccalaureate.

Full Text

Priority registration Information Brochure from Chancellor’s Office

October 2012: Major Change in State Course Repetition Policy

The State of California has revised the regulations regarding limits on the number of times a student can repeat a course to improve a substandard grade (D, F) or after withdrawing (W) from the same course.

Students with the grades of D, F, or W are limited to a total of three (3) enrollments in the same course. After this point, the student cannot retake the course at CMC.

It is vital that you complete your courses with a “C” or better. Otherwise, you will not be able to retake the courses at CMC.

Contact Information

Admissions & Records
Copper Mountain College
6162 Rotary Way
P.O. Box 1398
Joshua Tree, CA 92252

(760) 366-3791, ext. 4232
(760) 366-5257 fax

Office Location
Admissions & Records is located in the Office of Student Services in the 300 Quad, next to Bruce’s Place.

Regular Hours:

Please note: Offices are temporarily closed to the public. Please contact CMC by phone or email. Students, please check your Campus Email for updates.

Monday-Thursday 8:15a-5:00p
Friday 8:15a-3:00p

We are closed on all legal and college holidays.

2019-20 Academic Calendar

2019-2020 Holidays

General Admissions Inquiries
760-366-3791 ext. 4232

MyCMC Portal Help
760-366-3791 ext. 4236