Beginning Fall 2014, Butte College, along with 111 other California community colleges, will be offering priority registration for all students, as part of the Student Success Act passed by California state legislators in 2012. Under the policy, new students who complete college orientation, assessment and develop an educational plan, along with continuing students in good academic standing who have not exceeded 100 units (not including units in basic English, math or English as a Second Language), would have priority registration over students who do not meet the criteria. California legislation also provides that all active duty military and recent veterans, current and former foster youth, and CalWORKs students be given registration priority, along with students from Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) and Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS).
The new policy works to ensure classes are available for students seeking job training, degree attainment or transfer to a four-year college and will reward students who make progress toward their educational goals.
"We will be changing the way we register students—all in an effort to help those students with a clear career pathway-- whether it is a degree, job training, or transfer to a four year university," said Al Renville, Butte College Vice President of Student Services.