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Whatever your priority…Get there faster with priority registration!

Golden West College utilizes a priority registration system that is in compliance with California Education Title 5 Code of Regulations for Community Colleges and SB 1456. GWC has three levels of priority registration. In order to register in the first level priority registration group, students must meet ALL State mandated requirements for priority registration.

Level 1: College students (excluding K-12 students) who:

  1. Have completed online orientation
  2. Have completed assessment testing (or equivalent)
  3. Have a counselor-approved Student Education Plan (SEP) on file with a specified Course of Study that leads to an Associate Degree (AA, AS, or ADT), transfer, state-approved Certificate of Achievement, or career advancement
  4. Are in good academic and/or progress standing
  5. Have not earned more than 100 degree-applicable units with in the Coast Community College District (Coastline Community College, Golden West College,and Orange Coast College)

Will register in the following order:

  1. Veterans, Foster Youth, DSPS, EOPS and CalWorks students
  2. International Students
  3. Students in specific college designated athletics programs (Athletes)
  4. Continuing Students with79.9or fewer units within the Coast District and enrolled in classes at GWC during the previous fall or spring semester)
  5. Continuing Students with 80 – 99.9units within the Coast District and enrolled at GWC during the previous fall or spring semester)
  6. New (has have never enrolled in classes at GWC)
  7. Returning Students (students previously enrolled in classes that have missed two consecutive primary semesters Fall & Spring)

Level 2: College students (excluding K-12 students) who:

  1. Have completed online orientation
  2. Have completed assessment testing (or equivalent)
  3. Have a counselor-approved Student Education Plan (SEP) on file
  4. Are in good academic and/or progress standing
  5. Have not earned more than 100 degree-applicable units with in the Coast Community College District (Coastline Community College, Golden West College,and Orange Coast College)

Will register in the following order:

  1. Veterans, Foster Youth, DSPS, EOPS and CalWorks students
  2. Continuing Students (students enrolled at GWC during the previous fall or spring semester)
  3. New (have never enrolled in classes at GWC)
  4. Returning Students (students previously enrolled in classes that have missed two consecutive primary semesters fall & spring)

Level 3: All other college students (excluding K-12 students) will register in the following order:

  1. Veterans, Foster Youth, DSPS, EOPS and CalWorks students
  2. Continuing Students (students enrolled at GWC during the previous fall or spring semester)
  3. New (have never enrolled in classes at GWC)
  4. Returning Students (students previously enrolled in classes that have missed two consecutive primary semesters fall & spring)

Level 4: Concurrently Enrolled High School Students

Plan ahead: complete the steps early to ensure that you qualify for the earliest registration appointment!

Questions & Answers

As a continuing student, will these new rules change my priority registration appointment?
How can I check to make sure that I'm eligible for priority registration?
What if I have completed 100 or more degree applicable units within the Coast Community College District?
How can I check to make sure that I have an approved Student Educational Plan (SEP) on file in the Coast District?
If I don't have an approved (locked) SEP in DegreeWorks, how can I get one?
What if I have two consecutive semesters of academic and/or progress probation?
What is academic probation?
What is the new rule regarding the 100 unit limit?
Does this 100 unit limit and academic probation rule apply to all students?
Do all credits get counted in the 100 unit limit?
Will my transfer units count from another college or university?
Are Ws counted toward the 100-unit limit?
Do units in progress count toward the 100 units?
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