Under the new priority enrollment regulations, “priority registration dates” will be assigned to active duty military and recently discharged veterans, current and former foster youth, students in Student Accessibility Services (SAS) Program, Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOP&S), and CalWORKs. These student groups are permitted to enroll before the rest of the student population. Accordingly, under the new mandates, students must maintain satisfactory academic progress in order to maintain priority registration eligibility.
Students (continuing, new and returning) will be granted an early enrollment priority upon completion of the following activities: assessment, orientation, and educational plan. These students must also be in good academic standing and have not completed more than 100 degree applicable units.
Students who are on academic or progress probation for two consecutive terms will lose ability to register early over those students who are in good standing. Students who can demonstrate that the unsatisfactory academic standing is based on extenuating circumstances may appeal.
Effective Fall 2014 students who have completed 100 degree applicable units (not including units in basic skills English, Math or English as a Second Language) or more will lose their registration priority.
Student Success & Support Program
Steps to Successful Registration and Enrollment
To register and enroll in courses at San José City College, follow these steps. Not only are the steps required, but they are designed to support students in having a successful academic experience.
- Application: All students new to San José City College, as well as those who have missed two or more consecutive semesters, must submit a completed application online. Applications for the Summer and Fall semesters are accepted beginning in early February and for the Spring semester beginning in October.
- Assessment: All new students are required to take the college assessment tests which will determine the appropriate English and math courses in which they may enroll. See section below on Student Success & Support Exemption requirements. Students are also allowed to submit scores from assessment tests taken at another college within the last two years in lieu of taking the assessments at SJCC, if the assessment instrument is state-approved and correlation with SJCC courses can be established. Additionally, under certain circumstances, students may use previous transcripts (high school or college) as well as AP test scores and EAP scores for placement. Students submitting transcripts or AP/EAP must submit these to Admissions & Records Office.
- Orientation (New Student Orientation Workshops): All new students are required to complete an orientation to SJCC. This is completed by attending a New Student Orientation Workshop, by completing the online orientation, or by enrolling in the Guidance 97 Orientation class. At the workshops, students will be able to clarify their educational goals, learn about student services and programs.
- Educational Plan: All new students are expected to complete an initial individual educational plan with the assistance of a counselor prior to registering for classes. As part of the educational planning process, all students must state a specific educational goal no later than upon completion of 15 units of course work.
- Registration: Registration is set up on a priority system (see Enrollment Priority) and may be completed online or in the Admissions & Records Office. Students who enroll in courses must pay appropriate fees (see FEES section). Students are considered officially enrolled when all fees have been paid in full. Those students receiving a Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOGFW) must also pay the $20 Student Health fee and $5 Student Activity fee ($25 total) by the end of the second week of each semester. If fees are not paid, there will be a HOLD placed on student records and students will not be able to enroll in classes for the following term (fall or spring semester or summer session).
The Eco Pass fee will be charged automatically upon student enrollment.
Students enrolled half-time or more (6.0 units or more): $9.00 per semester
Students enrolled less than half-time (less than 6.0 units): $4.50 per semester
- Counseling: All students are expected to schedule an appointment with a counselor at least once each semester or as needed, to review, update and expand their initial educational plan.
- Attendance & Successful completion of classes: All students are expected to attend their classes regularly, complete assigned coursework on time, and complete their courses each semester. Students are also expected to maintain regular progress towards their educational goal.
Failure of a student to fulfill the responsibilities listed above may result in loss of priority registration and the suspension or termination of college services.
Student Success & Support Program Exemption Requirements
The San José Evergreen Community College District requires all students to fully participate in each college’s Student Success & Support Program services. A student may be exempt from the Orientation, Assessment, and/or Counseling/Advisement component of the Student Success & Support Program if one or more of the following exemption criteria are met.
New students may be exempted from the Orientation, and/or the Counseling components if they:
- Are enrolling in apprenticeship or short-term courses.
- Have previously earned a college degree.
New students may be exempted from the Assessment component if they:
- Enroll in open curriculum classes only1.
- Enroll in non-AA applicable courses other than pre-collegiate basic skills.Enroll in apprenticeship courses only.
- Possess an Associate, Baccalaureate, or other college degrees.
- Previously completed reading, writing, and/or math coursework successfully (with a C grade or better).
This may be used for placement purposes in lieu of the corresponding assessment test(s).
Exemptions must be approved by the dean of Student Success and Dean of Counseling and Director of Admission and Records after student meets with a counselor and provides official transcripts. For more information please contact the SJCC Counseling Center at (408) 288-3750.
An Open Curriculum class is one that has no prerequisites of any kind. However, some courses such as READ 350 may require that Assessment results be on file prior to the first day of class. Courses with prerequisites require assessment unless student meets one of the bullets in item #5 under Assessment and Advisement Information.