Register for Classes

Once admitted to one of the Alamo Colleges, students can sign up for classes completely online using the registration tool in ACES. To access:

  1. Log in to ACES at alamo.edu
  2. Navigate to the Student tab
  3. Click the “Register Here” graphic

Using this online tool, students can:

  • Prepare for registration
  • Synchronize existing degree plans
  • View past schedules
  • Browse classes and the course catalog
  • Register for classes

Need help?
Watch our Registration Tutorial

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Registration Tool Details

Using this online tool, students can manage their registration from start to finish. Here is where students can find various functions:

Prepare for Registration

  • Status of student profile
  • Registration holds
  • Time ticketing schedule
  • Number of credit hours earned
  • Class standing
  • Declared degree and major

Register for Classes

  • Search and register for classes
  • View and manage your schedule

Plan Ahead

  • Build a plan for the upcoming term
  • Load existing Alamo GPS academic success plans

Browse Classes

  • Look through available classes

View Registration Information

  • View past schedules and ungraded classes
  • Print schedule

 

Course Catalog

  • Here you can look up basic course information like subject, course and description.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I plan ahead for registration?
  • Log in to the registration tool. Here you will see several options that can help you get ready to register.

  • On the "Prepare for Registration" page you can review your overall registration profile within the registration tool.

  • Use the "Plan Ahead" feature to build a plan for the upcoming semester and access your existing Alamo GPS academic success plan.

  • On the "View Registration Information" page, you can view past schedules.

  • Click "Browse Classes" or "Course Catalog" to view course information for upcoming terms.
How can I view if I have any registration holds?

View your “academic status” to see any holds that you may need to clear before registering.

How do I drop a course during the registration period?

If you would like to drop a class during the registration period, find the course you wish to change in the summary section and select “web drop before term” from the action menu and click submit.

How do I print my schedule?

Navigate to the "View Registration Information" screen. View you schedule by selecting the term from the drop-down menu.

Once your schedule appears, click the printer icon on the top right to print or save as a PDF.

Where can I check the status of my student profile, view registration holds, see my time ticketing schedule, view the number of credit hours I've earned, class standing, and declared degree and major?

Check to see if you are permitted to register on the “prepare for registration” screen.

Where can I see my time ticketing schedule?

View your “academic status” to see your time ticketing schedule.

Where can I view my class standing?

View your “academic status” to see your class standing.

Where can I view my declared degree and major?

View your “academic status” to see your declared degree and major.

Where can I view the number of credit hours I’ve earned?

View your “academic status” to see the number of credit hours you have earned?

Why don’t I see online courses on my calendar view?

Classes with the online/fully distance education instructional method are completed entirely online and do not meet at designated times.

These will not show on the calendar.

Will remote classes meet at a specific date and time?

If you add a course with a face-to-face (F2F), hybrid/blended course, or remote synchronous instructional method, it will meet on a specific date and time.

You will see it populate on the calendar at the bottom left of your screen.

Instructional Methods

As the Alamo Colleges continues its return to on-site operations, students will see various instructional methods offered when signing up for classes. Understand the type of class you’re signing up for by reviewing the definitions below.

Online/Fully Distance Education Course

This form of instruction does not occur at a specific day or time, otherwise known as “asynchronous” learning. At least 85% of this instruction is delivered online* via Canvas and additional online tools, which allows students to learn on their own time. There may be a face-to-face component such as orientation, laboratory, exam review, or an in-person test, which would be communicated by the instructor.

Remote Synchronous

Remote synchronous instruction takes place 100% online at scheduled class days and times.* It offers the benefits of face-to-face instruction while maximizing social distancing efforts. Remote instruction takes place via Zoom, Canvas, and additional online tools.

Face-to-Face (F2F)

Face-to-face indicates that instructors and students are in the same physical location at the same time. These courses meet for on-campus instruction at least 50% of the time.* There may be some remote elements to these courses.

Hybrid/Blended Course

These courses include both remote synchronous and face-to-face instruction. In these courses, 50-85% of instruction is remote synchronous.*

*In the registration tool, click on the course title to view exact details about that course’s instructional method.