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 limit unit?
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 Appeal the Loss of Enrollment Priority and/or BOG Fee Waiver Eligibility
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 Loss of Enrollment Priority and/or BOG Fee Waiver Appeal. You must attach a typed narrative of the reasons for the appeal and documentation if required. Appeals submitted without sufficient documentation will be denied. Submit all documents in a single packet to the Office of Admissions and Records (Room E-101).
In order to receive enrollment 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 Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOGW)
Students who are eligible for the BOG Fee Waiver 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 semesters) of academic or progress probation may result in loss of fee waiver eligibility.
How to Regain Enrollment Priority and/or BOG Fee Waiver Eligibility
If you lose enrollment priority and/or BOGW 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 appeal regarding extenuating circumstances
- Successful appeal based on significant academic improvement
- Not attending RSCCD for two consecutive primary terms (fall/spring semesters)
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 for CalWORKs, EOPS, DSPS, student veterans, TRIO, and CAMP.
- Disability accommodations not received in a timely manner
Click here for the Loss of Enrollment Priority and/or BOG Fee Waiver Appeal 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 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 BOG Fee Waiver under these regulations.
Reference: Title 5, Section 58108