New state laws have required Foothill, De Anza and all other California community colleges to make significant changes in the assignment of registration priority. The new mandate rewards students who make progress toward their educational goals and ensures that classes are available for students who are pursuing job training, completing the associate degree and/or preparing for university transfer. Watch a video explanation.
Helping Students Succeed: Called the Student Success & Support Program (3SP) that is part of the Student Success Act of 2012, the new criteria comply with California Title 5 regulations and are informed by research on factors that result in student success.
Beginning with registration for the 2014 Fall Quarter, new, fully matriculated* students who have completed orientation and assessment, and have filed an official education plan, as well as continuing students in good academic standing who have not exceeded 100 units (not including basic English, math or English as a second language) receive registration priority over students who do not meet these criteria. In addition, students who have earned 150 or more degree-applicable quarter units at Foothill or De Anza colleges, or who are on academic or progress probation for two consecutive terms will not be permitted to register until other students have had the opportunity to do so.
To receive an early fall registration date, complete these steps:
• Attend an orientation session or register and complete a summer CNSL 5 course.
• Complete assessment tests for English and math.
• Meet with a counselor or register and complete a summer CNSL 5 course to create your education plan.
Reform in the Community College: The new laws are the legislative cornerstone of the California Community Colleges reform initiative to improve educational outcomes for students and better prepare the workforce needed for California’s economy. The legislation, SB 1456, ushers in some of the most significant improvements to the state's community college system in more than a decade. Learn more.
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*You are considered fully matriculated when you complete the required orientation and assessment, and develop an education plan with a counselor.