Registration Appointment Priority

Saddleback College assigns registration appointments based on compliancy with California Education Code Title 5 Code of Regulations for Community Colleges and SB 1456 Student Success Act. Registration appointment priority grouping allows different student populations to receive a registration date and time based upon their academic status, orientation and assessment status, and student group status.

Saddleback College has four levels of priority registration. In order to register in the first level priority registration group, students must meet ALL State mandated requirements for priority registration prior to registration appointments being assigned. 

Registration dates/times are assigned to students in the following order:

Level 1: College students (excluding K-12 students) who:

  1. Have not been on academic or progress probation for their last two consecutive primary terms
  2. Completed less than 100 units (basic skills units are not counted in this total)
  3. Have a qualifying educational goal of:
    • Obtain an Associate Degree and transfer
    • Obtain an Associate Degree without transfer
    • Transfer to a 4-year institution without a degree
    • Obtain a vocational degree without transfer
    • Discover career interests and plans
    • Prepare for a new career
    • Advance in current job
    • Improve basic skills
    • Undecided
    • Move from non-credit to credit coursework
  4. Complete all matriculation steps in order
    • Orientation
    • Assessment in both Math and English
    • Advisement including a first semester academic plan
* Students who have completed prior Associate (or higher) degrees are not eligible for priority registration appointments.
  1. Qualifying Level 1 students will be assigned a registration time in the following order:
    1. Pre-Assigned Special Priority Groups in the following order:
      1. Foster Youth students under 25 years old1, Active Duty Military and Veterans, DSPS (including K-12 and Emeritus DSPS students), EOPS, and CalWorks
      2. Athletes
      3. Ambassadors, Honors Students, Associated Student Government
    2. Freshman Advantage Students (only those who complete matriculation by a set deadline) - Spring and Fall terms only. Summer does not apply.
    3. Dependents of Spouses of Military/Veterans receiving GI Bill Benefits, Staff/Family of Staff
    4. Continuing Students
    5. New and Returning Students

Level 2: Emeritus Students (Excluding K-12 students)

Level 3: Any students who have (Excluding K-12 students):

  1. Completed 100 or more degree applicable units
  2. Been placed on academic probation
  3. Been placed on progress probation
  4. Declared educational goal of:
    • personal development
    • maintaining license or certificate
    • completing credits for HS Diploma or GED
    • 4 year student taking courses to meet 4 year requirements
  5. Not completed all the matriculation steps/requirements by the specified deadline or have been exempted from completed matriculation. Examples of exemptions include students who have already earned an associate degree or higher, or are currently attending a 4-year university.

Level 4: Concurrently Enrolled High School Students2

1 - Foster Youth are exempt from Level 1 academic/progress probation and unit limit requirements.
2 - Concurrently Enrolled Foster Youth high school students will receive a Level 1 appointment date and time.

Detailed View

Priority Sublevel

Groups

Sort Order

Requirements

1.0

Active Duty Military,

Veterans,

Foster Youth1,

Former Foster Youth (under 25 years old)1,

DSPS1,

EOPS,

CalWorks

 

1Foster youth, Former Foster Youth, and DSPS students are exempt from the unit and academic standing requirements. These students must have a qualifying ed goal to be eligible for a Priority appointment.

 

Completed unit order (regardless of group); 99 units or less in descending order

  1. Must be in good academic standing for the past two consecutive enrolled terms,
  2. With less than 100 completed degree applicable units,
  3. Fully matriculated,
  4. With qualifying ed goal:
    1. obtain associate degree and transfer
    2. transfer w/o associate degree
    3. obtain associate degree w/o transfer
    4. obtain voc degree w/o transfer
    5. discover career interests/plans
    6. prepare for new career
    7. advance in current job
    8. improve basic skills
    9. undecided
    10. move from non-credit to credit coursework

1.1

Reserved for future use

Not assigned to any group

 

1.2

Athletes

Completed unit order; 99 units or less in descending order

  1. Must be in good academic standing for the past two consecutive enrolled terms,
  2. With less than 100 completed degree applicable units,
  3. Fully matriculated,
  4. With qualifying ed goal:
    1. obtain associate degree and transfer
    2. transfer w/o associate degree
    3. obtain associate degree w/o transfer
    4. obtain voc degree w/o transfer
    5. discover career interests/plans
    6. prepare for new career
    7. advance in current job
    8. improve basic skills
    9. undecided
    10. move from non-credit to credit coursework

1.3

Ambassadors,

Honors Program,

Student Government

Completed unit order (regardless of group); 99 units or less in descending order

  1. Must be in good academic standing for the past two consecutive enrolled terms,
  2. With less than 100 completed degree applicable units,
  3. Fully matriculated,
  4. With qualifying ed goal:
    1. obtain associate degree and transfer
    2. transfer w/o associate degree
    3. obtain associate degree w/o transfer
    4. obtain voc degree w/o transfer
    5. discover career interests/plans
    6. prepare for new career
    7. advance in current job
    8. improve basic skills
    9. undecided
    10. move from non-credit to credit coursework

1.4

First Time Freshman

Completed unit order (regardless of group); 99 units or less in descending order

  1. Must be in good academic standing for the past two consecutive enrolled terms,
  2. With less than 100 completed degree applicable units,
  3. Fully matriculated,
  4. With qualifying ed goal:
    1. obtain associate degree and transfer
    2. transfer w/o associate degree
    3. obtain associate degree w/o transfer
    4. obtain voc degree w/o transfer
    5. discover career interests/plans
    6. prepare for new career
    7. advance in current job
    8. improve basic skills
    9. undecided
    10. move from non-credit to credit coursework

1.5

Spouses/Family of Military/Veterans receiving benefits

Completed unit order; 99 units or less in descending order

  1. Must be in good academic standing for the past two consecutive enrolled terms,
  2. With less than 100 completed degree applicable units,
  3. Fully matriculated,
  4. With qualifying ed goal:
    1. obtain associate degree and transfer
    2. transfer w/o associate degree
    3. obtain associate degree w/o transfer
    4. obtain voc degree w/o transfer
    5. discover career interests/plans
    6. prepare for new career
    7. advance in current job
    8. improve basic skills
    9. undecided
    10. move from non-credit to credit coursework

1.6

SOCCCD Staff/Family

Completed unit order; 99 units or less in descending order

  1. Must be in good academic standing for the past two consecutive enrolled terms,
  2. With less than 100 completed degree applicable units,
  3. Fully matriculated,
  4. With qualifying ed goal:
    1. obtain associate degree and transfer
    2. transfer w/o associate degree
    3. obtain associate degree w/o transfer
    4. obtain voc degree w/o transfer
    5. discover career interests/plans
    6. prepare for new career
    7. advance in current job
    8. improve basic skills
    9. undecided
    10. move from non-credit to credit coursework

1.7

Continuing Students - Students who are or have enrolled at Saddleback College or Irvine Valley College for sufficient duration as to receive a grade in either of the immediate previous primary two (fall or spring) terms.

Completed unit order; 99 units or less in descending order

  1. Must be in good academic standing for the past two consecutive enrolled terms,
  2. With less than 100 completed degree applicable units,
  3. Fully matriculated,
  4. With qualifying ed goal:
    1. obtain associate degree and transfer
    2. transfer w/o associate degree
    3. obtain associate degree w/o transfer
    4. obtain voc degree w/o transfer
    5. discover career interests/plans
    6. prepare for new career
    7. advance in current job
    8. improve basic skills
    9. undecided
    10. move from non-credit to credit coursework

1.8

New Students -  Those who have never taken classes at Saddleback College or Irvine Valley college as a college student.

Returning Students -  Students who have previously enrolled at Saddleback College or Irvine Valley College, but who has not enrolled for sufficient duration to receive a grade in either of the immediate previous two primary (spring or fall) terms.

Application date received or date of enrollment in summer course

  1. Must be in good academic standing for the past two consecutive enrolled terms,
  2. With less than 100 completed degree applicable units,
  3. Fully matriculated,
  4. With qualifying ed goal:
    1. obtain associate degree and transfer
    2. transfer w/o associate degree
    3. obtain associate degree w/o transfer
    4. obtain voc degree w/o transfer
    5. discover career interests/plans
    6. prepare for new career
    7. advance in current job
    8. improve basic skills
    9. undecided
    10. move from non-credit to credit coursework

2.0

Returning and Continuing Emeritus

Alphabetical Rotation By Last Name

Emeritus Students are not eligible for priority registration appointments (Level 1)

3.0

Lower Priority -Students With Deficiencies

Any student who does not qualify for a Level 1 or Level 2 appointment who earn one or more of the following negative points:

  • Not fully matriculated (-1 pt)
  • 100 or more completed degree applicable units (-1 pt)
  • Non-qualifying ed goal (-1 pt),
  • 2 semesters or more on academic or progress probation (-1 pt);
  • Prior Associate Degree (or higher)

Accumulated negative points; more points will result in a later registration date / time

Non-qualifying ed goals:

  • maintain certificate or license,
  • educational development,
  • complete credits for high school diploma or GED,
  • 4-year college student taking courses to meet 4-year college reqs

4.0

Concurrently Enrolled High School Students2

 

 

2Concurrently Enrolled Foster Youth High School Students will receive a Level 1 registration appointment.

Completed unit order; 99 units or less in descending order

 

 

Appeal Process

Once registration times are assigned, students may appeal the loss of priority ONLY in the following circumstances:

  • Students with disabilities who applied for reasonable accommodations, but did not receive those accommodations in a timely manner.

  • Students who have made significant academic improvement where they meet the minimum grade point average (2.00 or higher) and/or progress standard (completed more than 50% of all units enrolled) to be removed from academic or progress probation.

  • Students who have exceeded 100 degree applicable units, but has not completed their declared program due to pursuing a high unit major.

  • Students who have experienced extenuating circumstance (documented cases of accident, illness, or other circumstanced beyond the student control)

  • Students who have a specific situation that warrant consideration (i.e. last term at Irvine Valley or Saddleback College and needs only one or two specific courses to graduate or transfer.

Students need to complete the Appeal for Loss of Priority Registration and/or Loss of BOG Fee Waiver and submit the required documentation to the Office of Admissions and Records.