New, returning (absent 2 or more primary terms), and transfer students who have completed assessment, orientation, and developed a Student Education Plan (SEP), are assigned enrollment priority over students who do not meet these criteria. All activities must be completed to qualify for priority registration even if a student is exempt for having earned a higher degree. Exempted students may review alternatives to assessment testing to meet requirements.
Continuing and returning Cuesta students, with the exception of Foster Youth, who are placed on two consecutive semesters of Academic or Progress Probation* or who exceed 100 or more degree-applicable credits will lose priority at the next registration opportunity and future registration cycles.
Effective Fall 2016, students will also lose eligibility for the Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOGW) if placed on two consecutive semesters of Academic or Progress Probation.
*If reinstated from Academic Dismissal/2nd Progress Probation to attend the current term, you may return to Good Standing at the end of the term when final grades are posted (a week prior to the start of the next term.)
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO?
New, Returning, and Transfer Students
|All Students (except eligible Foster Youth)
Some special considerations
Eligible students in the following programs will receive the highest priority to register as long as you meet program requirements and complete assessment, orientation, and a SEP:
- Any member or former member of the Armed Forces of the United States, and who is a resident of California, who has received an honorable discharge, a general discharge, or an other than honorable discharge, and to any member or former member of the State Military Reserve, for any academic term attended at one of the California State University, California Community Colleges or University of California for four academic years after he/she has left state or federal active duty, which he/she shall use within 15 years of leaving state or federal active duty, as established by Education Code 66025.8. (Veterans Services)
- California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKS), as established by Education Code 66025.92.
- Disabled Student Programs & Services (DSPS)
- Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS)
- Foster youth and emancipated foster youth up to, and including, the age of 24 must complete the matriculation process (assessment, orientation, and a SEP) in order to receive an early priority to register. This includes foster youth who are enrolled as special part-time students (Enrichment), as established by Education Code 66025.9. Eligible Foster Youth will retain early priority even if placed on Dismissal or if 100 degree-applicable credits are completed at Cuesta.
Students may petition to have their enrollment priority changed based on the circumstances provided on the petition.