Loss of Priority Registration and Fee Waiver Eligibility

Loss of Priority Registration and Fee Waiver Eligibility

Loss of Priority Registration

What does this mean?

Effective for the summer/fall 2014 registration cycle, 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 will be required to complete all matriculation components/Steps to Success by established deadlines. These components are Online Orientation, Assessment, and Course/Education Planning.  Students who do not complete these Steps to Success and lose their priority registration status will register during Open Registration. Except for Advanced Education participants, students who have attended college during spring 2014 and earlier will be exempt from the requirement to complete the Steps to Success. 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. Please see District Registration Dates for more information.

I was a first-time college student for summer/fall registration. I missed the April 1 deadline and had to register during Priority 2. What will happen to me for the upcoming spring registration cycle?

You absolutely must complete those Steps to Success by November 1 to guarantee not being assigned a registration appointment during Open Registration. There is no appeal for losing priority registration status due to the failure to complete the Steps to Success.

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 either the Admissions and Records Office or the Financial Aid 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.

Form:  file icon.Loss_of_Priority_Registration_and_Fee_Waiver_Appeal_2018_02_08.pdf


Loss of California College Promise Grant (Formerly BOG Fee Waiver)

Beginning 2016-17 academic year, the Board of Governors will be implementing academic standards. All grades will be used to determine Promise Grant 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 Promise Grant 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 Promise Grant eligibility. After the second consecutive term of probation, you may lose eligibility for the Promise Grant at your next registration opportunity.

If you lose eligibility for the California College Promise Grant, there are a few ways that you can have it reinstated:

  • Improve your GPA or Course Completion measures to meet the academic and progress standards
  • 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 California College Promise Grant under these regulations.

Form:  file icon.Loss_of_Priority_Registration_and_Fee_Waiver_Appeal_2018_02_08.pdf


Where to Find Us

Location: Building P-48 (Near Parking Structure)

Mon - Thurs: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Fri: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

Phone: (916) 691-7411
Fax: (916) 691-7467

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