Frequently Asked Questions
How does one lose their priority registration privilege?
A student loses priority registration after being on academic or progress probation for two consecutive semesters or has earned 100 or more degree‐applicable units at RSCCD.
What is academic probation?
A student is placed on
academic probation when s/he has attempted at least 12 semester units and s/he earns a cumulative GPA of less than 2.0.
What is progress probation?
A student is placed on
progress probation when s/he has attempted at least 12 semester units and fails to complete more than 50% of their attempted coursework.
What is the rule regarding the 100-unit limit?
Students who complete more than 100 units of degree applicable units will lose priority registration. Only
degree-applicable units earned at SCC and SAC count toward the 100-unit limitation. Units from courses taken at another college are NOT counted within the 100-unit limit.
How to Petition for Reinstatement of Priority Registration and/or California College Promise Grant (CCPG)
Read carefully each of the sections below. Then, if you meet the requirements for an exception to the regulations, you may complete and file the form titled Petition for Reinstatement of Priority Registration and/or California College Promise Grant (CCPG). You must attach a typed narrative of the reasons for the petition and documentation if required. Petitions submitted without sufficient documentation will be denied.
Submit all documents in a single packet to the Office of Admissions and Records (E-101)
In order to receive registration priority for the next semester, your petition must be submitted at least two (2) days before the next Exceptions to Academic Regulations Committee meeting. Check with Admissions and Records for schedule.
Loss of Enrollment Priority
Students who have completed orientation, assessment, and developed a student education plan are granted registration priority. However, this priority is lost at the first registration opportunity after a student is placed on academic or progress probation for two consecutive semesters or has earned 100 or more degree‐applicable units at RSCCD.
Loss of Eligibility for the California College Promise Grant (CCPG)
Students who are eligible for the California College Promise Grant (CCPG) may lose their eligibility if they fail to sustain a GPA of 2.0 or higher and complete more than 50 percent of their coursework. If a student's cumulative GPA falls below 2.0 for two consecutive primary terms (Fall or Spring), the student is placed on academic probation. If the cumulative number of units completed is not more than 50 percent in two consecutive primary terms, the student is placed on progress probation. Any combination of two consecutive primary terms (Fall/Spring semester) of academic or progress probation may result in loss of California College Promise Grant (CCPG) eligibility.
How to Regain Registration Priority and/or California College Promise Grant (CCPG) Eligibility
If you lose registration priority and/or California College Promise Grant (CCPG) eligibility, you can have them reinstated in one of several ways:
- Improve your GPA or course completion measures to meet the academic and progress standards
- Successful petition regarding extenuating circumstances
- Successful petitioning based on significant academic improvement
The petitioning 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 for CalWORKs, EOPS, DSPS, student veterans, TRIO, and CAMP
- Disability accommodations not received in a timely manner
Click here for the Petition for Reinstatement of Priority Registration and/or California College Promise Grant (CCPG) form.
How do I know which campus will handle my appeal?
Your appeal should be applied for at your home campus. If you are unsure of your home campus, contact the Admissions & Records Office.
Santa Ana College 714-564-6005
Santiago Canyon College 714-628-4901
Foster youth and former foster youth (age 24 years and younger) are not subject to the loss of the California College Promise Grant (formerly BOG Fee Waiver) under these regulations.
Reference: Title 5, Section 58108