Academic Term Dates
Fall 2016 August 22 to December 11, 2016
Wintermester December 12, 2016 to January 6, 2017
Spring 2017 January 17 to May 12, 2017
3-week May May 15 to May 30, 2017
5-week June June 5 to July 7, 2017
10-week June June 5 to August 10, 2017
5-week July July 10 to August 10, 2017
(For more detail on the important dates within each term, please click on the calendar link found on the Campus Life page.)
The following checklist offers step-by-step instruction on how to get started.
Step 1: Admit by completing an Admissions Application and requirements. If you've never attended Collin College or if you have not attended Collin within the past year, an application for admission is necessary. You're welcome to apply online.
Upon completion of the admissions process, new students to Collin will automatically get an email from the Admissions and Records Office that provides the following information: CougarWeb username; CougarWeb password; CougarMail address and Campus Wide ID (CWID).
The schedule of classes is also available online. If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions and Records Office.
Step 2: Provide official transcripts from all institutions attended. Students who do not have an official transcript including final grades for the current semester will be required to submit a Conditional Admissions Contract before being able to register.
Step 3: Provide proof of meningitis vaccination (if needed).
Step 4: Assessment Testing, if needed. For testing information click here.
Step 5: Visit with an Academic Advisor to determine Degree Plans. Visit the Advising section of this site for complete information concerning Collin's Academic Advisors and the advising process.
Step 6: Build your class schedule by selecting credit classes from e-schedule. The e-schedule can be accessed in the Academics section of this website or via CougarWeb. (Summer 2016 e-schedule is available starting February 23; Fall 2016 e-schedule will be available April 5) Determine convenient campus locations, class days/times, and obtain the class registration number (CRN).
Step 7: Register through CougarWeb. Current students will sign on using their current CougarWeb username (which is the first part of their CougarMail email address, i.e. jsmith138). The initial password is the last six digits of the Campus Wide ID (CWID).
If you do not have your username and password, you may email firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests should include the student's full legal name and date of birth.
Still need help? The link on the CougarWeb login page will direct you to technical support.
Step 8: Pay for classes.Be sure to meet all payment deadlines. The Paying For College link to the left on this page will take you to more information concerning tuition/fees and payment.
Questions for Collin's Admissions staff?
Please click here to review our "FAQ" page.