Take the Next Step to Online Registration!

To register for classes, log on to the MyCMC Portal and select the Registration tab of the Coyote Tracks menu. 

The most current class schedule is available through your MyCMC Portal or  Schedule of Classes PDF

Portal/Online Registration Helpline 760-366-3791 ext. 4236  or

If you need to speak to a counselor prior to registering for classes, contact the Admissions & Records office at the main campus or the Military Base office.

Admissions & Records: 760-366-3791 or 760-366-5201 ext. 4232; admissions&

Military-Connected Students: 760-830-6133 or 760-366-5201 ext. 4368 or 5102;

Veteran Students: 760-366-3791 or 760-366-5201 ext. 5823 or 5803;

Priority Registration Assignments

Your registration date will be available on the MyCMC Portal.

New/returning/transfer students must complete the Orientation, and FYP at least one week prior to the start of priority registration in order to be eligible for a priority registration assignment.

MyCMC Online Registration

Registration Instructions

Who is a candidate for online registration?

  • Any new/returning/transfer college student who has completed the Orientation, and First Year Plan (FYP) and does not have any holds on their account
  • Any continuing college student that does not have any holds on their account

Please be aware that some students will be unable to register online due to one or more of the following reasons:

  • If you are on probation/dismissal, you may have a hold on your student record and will not be permitted to register online.
  • If you have any fees due to the Cashier, Library or Financial Aid; a hold has been placed on your student account and you will not be permitted to register online.
  • If you have a hold from the ADMISSIONS AND RECORDS OFFICE/ACCESS/EOPS/FINANCIAL AID/VETERANS departments, you will not be permitted to register online.
  • If you have previous coursework from another institution which is needed to meet a prerequisite, you will not be able to register online until your transcripts have been received and a counselor has validated any prerequisites.
  • If you are under 18 years old, you will not be able to register online until you graduate from high school or turn 18.

If you need to speak to a counselor for a prerequisite verification, contact the Admissions & Records office at the main campus or the Military Base office.

Admissions & Records number: 760-366-3791 or 760-366-5201 ext. 4232 

Military Base office number: 760-830-6133 or 760-366-5201 ext. 4368

Admissions & Records email: Admissions&

MyCMC Portal Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get started?

Your MyCMC username and initial password will be set up for you. Check your personal email, including your spam, junk and trash folders, for an email from CMC’s account.

Can I call for my username? 

The username and password information will be sent to the personal email address you provided to CMC through your application. If you have issues logging into your MyCMC portal, please contact Admissions and Records at (760) 366-3791 ext. 4232 or by email at admissions&

What do I do?

Written instructions are provided along with your portal username & password. Additional information is available on our website at

Click on the + sign on MyCMC Portal Login for more information.  

Photo of MyCMC Portal Login

What can I do in MyCMC?

In addition to registering online, students can add/drop classes, place themselves on a waitlist for a class, view their schedule, registration statement, and unofficial transcripts for grades. Students will also have a CMC student email account.

What if I need help?

Computers and assistance are available in Student Services, Military Base office, 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 & Records on the main campus or the Military Base office to make changes to your personal information.

Will I be able to pay for my classes online?

Students are able to make payments online via the MyCMC Portal (or the direct link below). The direct link to access Online Payment Center:

How will I know my day & time to register?

With the registration and portal system, students will be given permission to register in blocks of time so as to not overload the systems.  Your registration date will be available on the MyCMC Portal.

Why can’t I register online?

All college 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.  Transfer students with prerequisites that have not been verified by a counselor may not be able to register in classes with those prerequisites: However all other access will be permitted.

High School Completion, GED, ESL, and MASP students refer to the following link for further instructions:

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

Registration Dates, Academic Calendar and CMC Closures

It is important to refer to the CMC Schedule of Classes for Academic Calendar, dates related to adding, dropping, first day of class, last day of class, census drops, withdraws, CMC closures and more. Please review these dates each semester as they affect academic standing, financial aid, and your official transcript record. 

In addition, important information regarding When to Register for priority registration is located in the CMC Schedule of Classes.

Military Base Office

CMC offers a variety of college credit classes through its Military Base Office, through a Memorandum of Understating with the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center (MCAGCC) in Twentynine Palms, California. CMC classes are taught at the Lifelong Learning Center on the Base, making it easy for our active duty personnel and other students to attend class.

Please note: Offices are temporarily closed to the public. Please contact CMC by phone (760) 366-3791, ext.4232 or email: Admissions& 

Getting on Base:

All non-affiliated civilians must obtain a pass to enter the Base and attend class. Please download and refer to this document, Installation Access Pass, for instructions on how to obtain the pass.

On-Base Services

Our Military Base Office is here to assist with:

  • Admissions
  • Financial Aid information
  • Course Placement
  • Counseling/Academic Advising
  • Joint Services Transcripts (JST) formerly SMART
  • Tuition Assistance
ID Cards

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

Note: Once your ID is issued, a semester sticker is placed on your Student ID each consecutive semester. 

Enrollment and Other Fees

Refer to the CMC Schedule of Classes for the most recent information on Enrollment fees to include parking at:

Enrollment fees are subject to change.

Resident and Non-Resident Enrollment Fees

Students may request a review of residency by submitting applicable documentation to Admissions & Records or CMC’s Base Programs Office.

AB 540 California Non-Resident Tuition Exemption

Any student, other than one with a United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) nonimmigrant visa status (exception for students who have been granted T or U visa status), who meet requirements listed on the AB540 form below, shall be exempt from paying nonresident tuition at all public colleges and universities in California. To determine eligibility at CMC, fill out form below and turn it into Admissions & Records. 

Nonresident Tuition Exemption Request Form AB540 fillable 


As a Dreamer student in California, you may be eligible for:

  • Cal Grant, Chafee Grant, Middle-Class Scholarship
  • UC Grants, State University Grants
  • California Community College (CCC) California Promise Grant
  • Some University scholarships
  • Some private scholarships administered by campuses

The California Dream Act Application (CADAA) deadline for all Dreamer Cal Grants and most of the other aid listed above is March 2nd.

Legal Advisory AB 2210

Military Dependent 

A Military Dependent of Active Duty Personnel who are stationed in California will receive in-state residency and enrollment fees.

Note: Students are responsible for fees even if they never attend the class. Students are responsible for meeting all published deadlines in the CMC Schedule of Classes, listed on the Academic Calendar page.

Paying for Classes

Once you register, your Registration Statement will have the current amount due. 

Students are able to make payments online via the MyCMC Portal (or the direct link below). The direct link to access Online Payment Center:

You can make your payment at the Cashier’s Office located at the back of the Student Services Building, 300 Quad or by phone: 760-366-3791 ext. 5312. Business Office hours: Monday through Thursday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm and Friday 8:00 am – 3:00 pm. 

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

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 waitlist themselves or to check the Schedule of Classes to select an alternative section of those courses. 

Wait Listing

In order to be waitlisted in a class, you must either add yourself to the waitlist through your MyCMC portal or in person with Admissions and Records. If you are on the waitlist and a seat becomes available, you will be notified via your student email. You will then have 24 hours to either add the course through your MyCMC portal or visit Admissions & Records and register for that course. There are no exceptions to this rule. If you have added yourself to a waitlist, be sure to check your student email daily for updates. 

Putting yourself on the Waitlist does not guarantee seat availability.

Wait List Restrictions

Students are restricted to being either enrolled in a section or on the waitlist for a section of that course. However, a student can be on the waitlist(s) for multiple different courses at the same time. For example, a student can be on a waitlist for a Chemistry class and on a waitlist for an English class, as these are not the same course. Multiple waitlisting for the same course with a different section number is not permitted.

Students may not “crash” a class! This is why we have waitlisting.

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

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

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
Monday-Thursday 8am-5pm
Friday 8am-3pm

We are closed on all legal and college holidays.

General Admissions & Records Inquiries
760-366-3791 ext. 4232

MyCMC Portal Help
760-366-3791 ext. 4236