Priority Registration Procedure
The purpose of this procedure is to define the guidelines for students, staff, and
faculty to follow with regard to a priority registration accommodation.
For the purposes of this policy, priority registration shall be defined as: Permitting
a student with less than 60 earned hours to enroll beginning with the first day of
the registration period for the upcoming semester.
- Priority registration allows eligible students early access to the registration system.
- Priority registration is considered a reasonable accommodation for students with disabilities
as illustrated by the following examples:
- Individuals with a mobility disability which prevents them from getting from class
to class in a timely fashion,
- Students with a chronic health condition who need to carefully schedule classes around
- Students undergoing periodic medical treatments (for example, chemotherapy or dialysis)
which preclude class attendance at certain times or certain days.
- Students seeking a priority registration accommodation must register with the Office
of Disability Services (DS) and complete an intake interview with a DS staff member. The
DS staff member will review and evaluate each request on a case-by-case basis. Supporting
documentation may be required.
- The DS staff member will evaluate the student’s request in terms of the impact of
the disability and demands of the student’s proposed schedule for that semester.
- The DS staff member will verify the student’s eligibility for a priority registration
accommodation in a notification letter sent electronically to appropriate advisors/departments,
department heads and the student prior to the first day of the priority registration
- Priority registration does not override any institutional or department policy (for
example, the need for academic advisement or removal of holds), and does not expedite
admission to a new program or re-admission to the University.
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