Priority Registration

What is Priority Registration?

Oxnard College students are given a registration appointment date that provides the earliest date they may register for classes. The registration date students receive is based on the student's registration priority status. Earlier registration is given to students who complete a student orientation, assessment and an educational plan. The more classes a student takes and completes with satisfactory grades, the earlier registration appointment students will receive.

For more information about registration priority, refer to Administrative Procedure 5055.

What do I need to do to receive registration priority? New/Returning Student or Continuing Student

If you are a new or returning student, completion of student orientation, assessment and a student educational plan must be completed to obtain early registration.

  • Student Orientation
    1. Online Orientation: Log on to your MyVCCCD account and click on the MySuccess tab to access the online orientation.
    2. In-Person Orientation: For more information, contact the Welcome Center at 805-678-5907.
  • Assessment and Educational Plan
    • Assessment: Counselors will assist students in placement in appropriate English and Math courses. Placement guidance is primarily by high school performance (grade point average and courses taken).
    • Comprehensive Educational Plan: A four-semester plan developed with a counselor based on student’s educational goals.

    The counseling office is located in the Student Service Building and can be reached at 805-678-5816.

    If you are a continuing student, you are encouraged to identify a course of study and develop a comprehensive educational plan with a counselor. Make an appointment with a counselor if you have not completed an educational plan. Continuing students receive enrollment priority based on the number of completed and in-progress degree- applicable units taken at any of the colleges in this district providing they have not been placed on academic or progress probation or more serious academic sanction for two consecutive terms. Transfer units are not used to calculate enrollment priority.

     

How are priority registration appointments assigned?

Priority registration appointments are assigned based on the following criteria and in the following order:

  1. Priority as defined by statute for:
    • CalWORKS students
    • EOPS students
    • DSPS students
    • Foster youth and former foster youth
    • Homeless students
    • Military Veterans and active duty personnel

    Note: All continuing and returning students in the above groups must be in good academic standing; all new students in the above groups must have completed orientation, assessment, and an educational plan.

  2. Student athletes beyond their first semester as verified by a designated athletics counselor and students currently participating in a First Year Experience cohort. All continuing students must be in good academic standing; students new to the college must have completed orientation, assessment, and an educational plan.
  3. Continuing students with 76-90 units* who are in good academic standing.
  4. Continuing students with 45-75 units* who are in good academic standing.
  5. Continuing students with 30-44 units* who are in good academic standing.
  6. Continuing students with 15-29 units* who are in good academic standing.
  7. Continuing students with 1-14 units* who are in good academic standing and Middle College Special Admission high school students.
    1. New students who have completed orientation, assessment, and an educational plan
    2. Returning students who have not attended in at least one year, who have completed fewer than 90.5 units, are in good academic standing in the Ventura County Community College District, and have completed orientation, assessment, and an educational plan.
  8. Open registration for all students (excluding Special Admission students), including:
    • All students that have been placed on academic or progress probation or more serious academic sanction for two consecutive terms unless they successfully appeal for reinstatement of enrollment priority based on verifiable extenuating circumstances.
    • New and returning students who choose to be exempt from participating in orientation, assessment, and/or the development of a student educational plan (see Exemption information above).
    • Continuing and returning students with more than 90 units unless they successfully petition for reinstatement of enrollment priorities.
  9. Other Special Admission high school students not associated as Middle College and other concurrently enrolled minors.

What if I am on academic or progress probation?

Students who are placed on academic or progress probation or more serious academic sanction for two consecutive terms will lose enrollment priority and will register during open registration. Students who lose their priority may appeal if they have verifiable extenuating circumstances as defined below; an approved appeal will result in the reinstatement of enrollment priority. The petition to appeal loss of enrollment priority is initiated through a counseling appointment.

Extenuating circumstances are defined as verifiable cases of accident, illness or other circumstances beyond the student’s control. Appeals must be supported by verifiable documentation of circumstances.

What if I exceeded 90 units?

Continuing students who have earned more than 90 units will lose enrollment priority and will register during open registration unless they successfully petition for a waiver that reinstates them to the previous enrollment priority. The petition to appeal loss of enrollment priority is initiated through a counseling appointment. Students may petition for reinstatement of registration priority if they are enrolled in a high-unit major or program of study, high-unit transfer major; or are registering for their last semester at a college within the VCCCD.

What are the reasons I may be able to appeal my later registration appointment?

You may be able to appeal your later registration appointment for the following reasons:

The student must provide documentation such as: medical documents, death certificates, police reports, court documentation, etc. To appeal your registration date, you must meet with a counselor.

  1. Final Semester - Approval will be based on the student’s Educational Plan completed by the academic counselor.
  2. Enrollment in a High Unit Major or Program - Approval requires the student to have declared a program of study in a major that is identified as a “High Unit Major”. Approval will be based on the student’s Educational Plan completed by the academic counselor.
  3. Academic and/or Progress Improvement - The student must demonstrate significant academic improvement by achieving no less than the minimum grade point average of 2.0 and progress standard minimum of 50% completion in the most recent primary term.
  4. Untimely Accommodation - The student must have a disability, and applied for but did not receive accommodations in a timely manner.
  5. Extenuating Circumstances - Approval is based on verified evidence of circumstances beyond the student’s control. This could include: death of an immediate family member, accident, serious illness, eviction, etc.