Open Enrollment & Registration Priorities
SB-1456 - State Mandated Enrollment Priority Regulations
In September 2012, the Board of Governors unanimously approved title 5 regulations that established system-wide enrollment priorities designed to restructure the matriculation process and standardize student registration. Accordingly, the regulations are intended to ensure that students who wish to transfer, pursue a degree, complete a certificate program, or seek career advancement have access to the necessary courses and are provided support and encouragement to make progress toward achieving their educational goals. The regulations require that information about the new policies be disseminated to students beginning in Spring 2013 and mandates full implementation by Fall 2014.
Title 5 – Enrollment Priorities
Under the new priority enrollment regulations, “priority registration dates” will be assigned to active duty military and recently discharged veterans, current and former foster youth, students in Disabled Student Programs Services, CalWORKS, Student Parents, and Extended Opportunity Programs & Services. These student groups are permitted to enroll during the first opportunity of registration. Accordingly, under the new mandates, students in the selected enrollment priorities outlined in Title 5 must maintain satisfactory academic progress in order to be assigned a priority registration date.
NOTE: Priority registration dates cannot be changed once they are assigned.
Students will be assigned priority registration in accordance with Senate Bill SB 1456 – Student Success Act of 2012 & San José Evergreen Community College District Board Policy (BP 5050). These policies and legislative mandates require the implementation of an official district-wide enrollment matrix in order to assign priority registration for all students. As of May 20, 2014, the approved enrollment matrix for San Jose Evergreen Community College is as follows:
|Title 5 Group Designation||Student Categories||Registration Day|
|1||Veterans, Foster Youth, CalWORKS, EOPS, OASISS, Student Parent, & DSP||1-3|
|3||Continuing & New Students||4+|
|Title 5 Group Designation||Unit Category||Registration Level||Registration Day|
|4||New students w/ completed orientation, and educational plan||4||7+|
|5||100+ units completed, Dismissal students||5||8+|
NOTE: All courses (except those exempted by statute or regulation) shall be fully open to enrollment and participation by any person who has been admitted to the college(s) and who meets prerequisites established in accordance with state regulations.