Priority Registration

Priority registration will be provided for students who enroll in a community college for the purpose of: degree or certificate attainment, transfer to a four-year college or university, and/or career advancement.

Students who have enrolled in courses at the College prior to the spring 2014 semester are not required to complete orientation, assessment, or to develop a student education plan for the purposes of priority registration. Priority registration dates and times are based on Board Policy 5055, in accordance with the Student Success & Support Program.

Registration priority shall be provided to students in the order of the groups listed below:

Group One: Special Populations

The following groups who have completed orientation, assessment, and developed student education plans shall have equal priority:

  • Identified active or former members of the Armed Forces of the United States (DD214).
  • Any member or former member of the State Military Reserve.
  • Foster youth who are currently in foster care or emancipated foster youth up to 24 years of age. This priority registration shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2017, and as of that date is repealed by the State of California, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2017, deletes or extends that date (AB 194).
  • Students who are eligible and currently receiving services through:
    • California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs);
    • Disability Support Programs and Services (DSPS)
    • Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS).

Group Two: Special Populations

The following groups who have completed orientation, assessment and developed student education plans shall have equal priority

  • Student-athletes that have been verified by the College to be eligible (in season) or capable of being eligible (out of season) for a competitive sport;
  • Students receiving services through the International Students Program; and,
  • Elected Associated Student Body Government Officers.

Group Three:

The following groups shall be assigned priority based on the points earned for each of the weighted variables listed below. Students with the most points will receive higher priority assignments.

  • Continuing students not on academic or progress probation.
  • Probationary students who have for two consecutive terms (excluding summer): Successfully completed for each term, more than 50 percent of their courses with a term GPA of at least a 2.0 as defined in Education Code Section 55031.
  • Middle College high school students.
  • First-time Delta students who have completed orientation, assessment, and development of student education plans.

Weighted Variables:

  1. Number of Delta A.A.-Appropriate Units Completed:
    • 01 - 15 = +5
    • 16 - 30 = +10
    • 31 - 45 = +20
    • 46 - 75 = +30
    • 76 - 90 = +20
    • 91 - 99 = +10
  2. Highest Degree Earned or Eligible for: Lower Priority will be assigned to students who have received a B.A./B.S. or higher degree at any accredited institution: B.A./B.S., Degree = -5
  3. Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA): GPA multiplied by a pre-determined factor established by the Matriculation and Student Access Committee, with a maximum point value of 40:
    • GPA of 0.00 to 0.99 multiplied by 1
    • GPA of 1.00 to 1.99 multiplied by 2
    • GPA of 2.00 to 2.99 multiplied by 5
    • GPA of 3.00 to 4.00 multiplied by 10
  4. Verified Veteran Dependent = +5

Group Four:

The following groups who have not completed orientation, assessment and development of student education plans shall have equal priority:

  • First-time Delta students.
  • Returning Delta students who have not been in attendance for two consecutive terms (excluding summer).
  • Concurrently-enrolled high school students: This does not include students attending a middle college high school if the student is seeking to enroll in a community college course that is required for the student's middle college high school program.

Registration priority is lost at the first registration opportunity after a student:

  • Is placed on academic or progress probation or any combination thereof for two consecutive terms, as defined in Education Code Section 55031
  • Has earned one hundred (100) or more degree-applicable units at this District.
  • For the purposes of this procedure:

A unit is earned when a student receives a grade of A, B, C, D, or P as defined in Education Code 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 Education Code. Section 55000(i) or special classes as defined in Education Code Section 55000.Units earned through credit by examination, advanced placement, International Baccalaureate or CLEP are exempt from the 100 unit limitation. For more information, you may contact Admissions and Records at or you may speak with your counselor for a full explanation of your priority point summary.