Admission, Registration and Enrollment

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It is the policy of the Sonoma County Junior College District that, unless specifically exempted by statute or regulation, every class section reported for State aid, shall be fully open to enrollment by any person admitted to the College and who meets the course prerequisites.

The College shall admit any California resident possessing a high school diploma or the equivalent, or any other California resident who is at least 18 years of age who is capable of profiting from the instruction offered.

Admission of other groups of students (including, but not limited to K-12 students, apprentice students, and non-residents) is contingent upon certain additional criteria specified in the College Catalog.

International students shall be admitted in approved study programs in accordance with regulations established by the Department of Homeland Security. The District will maintain specific admission criteria, requirements and procedures that govern international student admission.

The Board shall establish special requirements and admission procedures for impacted courses and programs, and in other courses or programs in which health, safety, or facility requirements limit enrollment. Prerequisites, requirements and fair and equitable procedures to meet such limitations shall be established.

Students must receive a satisfactory grade in a prerequisite course in order to enroll in the target course. A satisfactory grade is defined as a grade of “C” of better, or “P” Pass (formerly “CR” Credit).  Students will not receive credit for a course that is a prerequisite to a course he or she has already successfully completed.

Continuous enrollment is enrollment in at least one credit course during each successive academic year. Students who do not maintain continuous enrollment will lose their catalog rights and be subject to all academic policies and requirements as stated in the College Catalog in effect at the time of their resumption of enrollment.

Students shall register for, add and drop classes within the deadline dates published in the Academic Calendar and Schedule of Classes according to standards uniformly administered by the District.

The District will maintain a system of prioritized registration and publish it in the Schedule of Classes.

Students may petition for approval to enroll in conflicting classes, provided that documentation is included describing the justification for the overlapping schedule. In addition, the petition must include a statement signed by the instructor indicating how the student will make up the time missed due to the overlap at some other time during the same week under the supervision of the instructor of the course.

Policy 8.1, Reviewed January 2014

Adding and Dropping Classes

Adding and dropping classes is not automatic and is only accomplished only through the Web or the submission of the appropriate registration card to the Admissions and Records Offices on the Santa Rosa and Petaluma campuses. The current Schedule of Classes should be referred to for the exact procedure and deadline dates for adding and dropping classes.