Registration priorities are the order in which registration appointments are assigned to groups of students. Groups are determined utilizing multiple criteria to include California Education Code, Title 5, and local district policies. A student’s registration priority will be affected by the following: completion of core services, priority populations (defined by Education Code, see below), college readiness (highest placement/completion in Math and/or English), completion of a comprehensive education plan (required by end of third semester), Academic standing (academic/progress probation), and unit accumulation (100 units or more). A student may appeal their registration priority group under limited conditions as specified on the Loss of Priority Registration Appeal form.
Education Code section 66025.8 requires community college to grant priority enrollment to any member or former member of the Armed Forces of the United States within four years of leaving active duty. Education Code section 66025.9 requires priority enrollment for current and former foster youth up to, and including, age 24. EducationCode section 66025.92 addresses priority registration for CalWORKs recipients, section 66025.91 speaks to priority enrollment for EOPS students and section 66025.95 focuses on eligible Accommodation Service Center (formerly DSPS) students.
A first-time student is a student who enrolls at MSJC for the first time and has not transferred from any institution of higher learning.
Student educational plans (SEPs)
SEPs consist of two types of plans: abbreviated and comprehensive. The SEP is a document that allows the student and institution to collectively identify the educational objectives of the student and to formulate a method for achieving those objectives. Both types of SEPs describe a sequenced path of courses to be taken by the student; the abbreviated student educational plan typically consists of 1-2 terms and addresses a student’s immediate needs. The comprehensive student educational plan is a longer plan of 2 terms or more that is developed once a student has declared a course of study and an educational goal.
Students who represent the college in various programs/activities that are required by regulation to maintain a specified unit load for eligibility, progress and/or completion determination. Representatives associated with the following groups/programs: Student Government Association, California Community College Athletic Association, Student Representative, Honors Enrichment Program and the International Student Program.
Students who have completed college level courses (Math 105 or higher and English 101 or 103) meet the college proficient standard.
Students who have assessed into or met the prerequisite for college level math and/or English are considered college ready.
Students who have assessed into or completed (with a passing grade) credit math and/or English courses that are one and/or two levels below college level courses. Developmental courses are numbered 70-99 based on MSJC’s course numbering system.
Credit Basic Skills Student
Students who have assessed into or completed (with a passing grade) foundational courses in reading, writing, mathematics, and English as a Second Language, as well as learning skills and study skills which are necessary for students to succeed in college-level work. Courses numbered 69 and below, based on MSJC’s course numbering system, are considered basic skills.
“In good standing” refers to students who have not been placed on academic and/or progress probation for two consecutive semesters as defined in Title 5 section 55031.
A student who has attempted at least 12 semester units shall be placed on academic probation if the student has earned a grade-point average of below 2.0 (c) in all units that were graded on the basis of the grading scale
A student who has enrolled in a total of at least 12 semester units shall be placed on progress probation when the percentage of all units in which a student has enrolled and for which entries of “W”, “I”, “NC” and “NP” are recorded reaches or exceeds fifty percent (50%).
After three consecutive semesters of academic and/or progress probation students are placed on dismissal. Students that are dismissed as a result of spring grades must sit out the fall semester. Students that are dismissed as a result of fall grades may continue on a probationary status during the spring semester but may be dismissed and required to sit out or receive a later registration appointment the next fall if standing is not improved in the spring. Students returning after remaining out one semester on dismissal will continue to receive a later registration appointment until they are in good standing
100 Unit Limitation
Student that have earned 100 or more degree-applicable semester units; this includes transfer units, but excludes units in progress. A unit is earned when a student receives a grade of A, B, C, D, or P or CR as defined in section 55023. The 100 unit limit does not include units for non-degree applicable English as a Second Language or basic skills courses as defined in section 55000(i) or special classes as defined in section 55000.
Early Assessment Program (EAP)
A program established to provide opportunities for students to measure their readiness for college-level English and mathematics in their junior year of high school, and to facilitate opportunities for them to improve their skills during their senior year. High school students with “READY” EAP status in math and/or English are not required to participate in the college’s assessment process and may enter college level math and/or English courses without further assessment.
A fill-gap measure designed to support and enhance common core. The adoption of MSJC college curriculum by area high schools, in developmental math and English will be provided to high school seniors who have been determined “not ready” for college by the EAP or Accuplacer assessment.
Expository Reading and Writing Course (ERWC)
This course is a full-year college preparatory English course for high school juniors or seniors. The high school course was developed by a task force of high school and CSU faculty.
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
A College Board entrance exam used by Colleges and Universities. MSJC allows for English level placement based on qualifying SAT scores.
The use of mutliple pieces of data (such as high school course completion and GPA) to assign a student's English and/or Math placement level, rather than requiring the assessment test.