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Loss of Priority Registration and Fee Waiver Eligibility

Loss of Priority Registration

What does this mean?
Students with more than 90 degree-applicable units completed within the Los Rios Community College District and students with two consecutive terms of probation or dismissal will no longer be eligible for priority registration. Affected students will register during Open Registration.

First-time college students are required to complete all pre-enrollment steps (Steps to Success) by established deadlines.  These steps are Orientation, Assessment, and Education Planning with a counselor.  Students who do not complete these Steps to Success and lose their priority registration status will register during Open Registration.  

Some students are exempt from the pre-enrollment process such as students who have earned an Associate degree or higher OR a student enrolling in fewer than 12 units and have declared an educational objective such as Acquire Job Skills, Maintain Certificate or License, or Discover/Formulate career interests. However, exempted students are certainly welcome to take advantage of these very important activities.

I am a first-time college student. When must I complete the Steps to Success to
register during Priority 1 enrollment?

First-time college students must complete the Steps to Success by April 1 for summer/fall
Priority 1 registration or by November 1 for spring Priority 1 registration.
Meet the deadlines and we can guarantee Priority 1 enrollment. Otherwise, the
best priority registration window you could expect to receive would be during
Priority 2.

I normally register during Priority 0. Am I exempt? 

No. Any student can lose his/her priority registration status by completing too many
units in our college district, being placed on probation or dismissal for two
consecutive terms, or failing to complete the Steps to Success (as a first-time
college student after spring 2014).

Which classes are counted when determining if I have completed
too many units?

Only coursework completed within the Los Rios Community College District 
will be considered. Additionally, only coursework that is degree-applicable will be
counted in the 90-unit limit. Examples of classes that wouldn't be counted are
Arithmetic, Pre-Algebra, English or Math Labs, Advanced Placement
credit, and other college/university transfer credit.

Is there an appeal?

Yes, but grounds for a successful appeal are very limited and specific. Review the
appeal form carefully and submit the completed form to the Admissions
and Records Office. Please allow 2 working days.  You will be notified by Los Rios
Gmail. Appeals are specific to a registration cycle. This means that an affected
student will need to submit an appeal for each registration cycle the he/she is in
a loss of priority status.

Note: A successful appeal for loss of priority registration will also constitute
as an approval for the reinstatement of fee waiver eligibility lost due to poor
academic/progress performance.

FormLoss of Priority Registration and BOG Fee Waiver Appeal Form.pdf

Loss of BOG Fee Waiver

Beginning 2016-17 academic year, the Board of Governors Fee Waiver will be
implementing academic standards. All grades will be used to determine BOG
eligibility for 2016-2017.

Any combination of two primary consecutive terms (Fall and Spring) of cumulative GPA
below 2.0, and/or cumulative course completion less than 50% may result in loss of fee
waiver eligibility.

You'll be notified within 30 days of the end of each term if you are being placed on
either Academic (GPA) and/or Progress (Course Completion) probation. Your
notification will include the information that a second term of probation will
result in loss of fee waiver eligibility. After the second consecutive term of
probation, you may lose eligibility for the fee waiver at your next
registration opportunity.

If you lose eligibility for the BOG Fee Waiver, there are a few ways that you
can have it reinstated:

    • Improve your GPA or Course Completion measures to
       meet the academic and progress standard.
    • Successful appeal regarding extenuating circumstances.
      Appeal forms are available at the Admissions and Records
      Office and the Financial Aid Office. Once submitted to either office,
       please allow 2 working days. You will be notified by Los Rios Gmail.
    • Not attending college in the district for two consecutive primary terms.

The appeals process for extenuating circumstances includes:

    • Verified accidents, illness or other circumstances
           beyond your control
    • Changes in economic situation
    • Evidence of inability to obtain essential support
           services
    • Special consideration factors for CalWORKs, EOPS,
           DSPS and veteran students
    • Disability accommodations not received in a timely
           manner

Please note that foster youth and former foster youth (age 24 years and younger) are not
subject to loss of the BOG Fee Waiver under these regulations.

Is there an appeal?

Yes, but grounds for a successful appeal are very limited and specific. Review the
appeal form carefully and submit the completed form to the Admissions
and Records Office. Please allow 2 working days.  You will be notified by Los Rios
Gmail. Appeals are specific to a registration cycle.

Form Reinstatement of Priority Registration and Fee Waiver Appeal Form.pdf