Priority Registration Guidelines for DSS

Many students with disabilities benefit from enrolling in specific sections of a course to accommodate their disability. They also may need to arrange for interpreter services, participate in DSS curriculum, or coordinate other accommodations. As a result, DSS offers priority registration to qualified students.

How to use registration

Priority registration usually occurs during the 2 or 3 days before the "early" registration dates listed in the course schedule. Students should receive a registration email to informing them of their registration dates and times. This information can also be found on Insite a few weeks prior to the start of registration.

DSS counselors will be available for drop-in advising during the priority registration period. Students who wish to  meet with them for an appointment to discuss the next term's schedule or to complete an education plan should request one as early in the term as possible.

Priority registration policy

Priority registration will be provided for students who have:

  1. a verified disability,
  2. maintained good academic status with the college,
  3. completed an intake interview with a DSS counselor

Deadlines for Priority Registration

Students who wish to receive priority registration must have completed intake for DSS by four school days prior to the first day of priority registration. Completion includes submission of all documentation and meeting with a counselor for accommodations. Students who do not meet this deadline are still eligible for other accommodations but will not be receive priority registration until the following term.

Note: High school students taking DVC courses are considered to be concurrently enrolled and thus do not qualify for priority registration.

This registration will follow basic guidelines established by the Admissions and Records Office (e.g., deadlines, application guidelines, use of telephone registration, tuition and fee payments, Board of Governor's Waiver (BOGW), and/or authorizations from the Department of Rehabilitation).