Continuing students are encouraged to identify a course of study and complete a comprehensive Student Educational Plan with a counselor no later than completing 15 semester units of degree applicable course work or prior to the end of the third semester.
Make an appointment with the appropriate counselor as it relates to the course of study (i.e. STEM, Nursing, Career/Technical Education) or specialized program (i.e. EOP&S, DSP&S, Athletes, Veterans).
If you are uncertain, make an appointment in the Counseling and Advisement Center by calling (626) 914-8530.
IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW
What is COURSE OF STUDY?
A course of study is a chosen educational program, major or area of emphasis, course sequence for transfer preparation, or English as a Second Language proficiency to achieve the student's educational goal. Career workshops and counselors are available to help students in determining their course of study.
What is EARLIER REGISTRATION?
Earlier registration is given to students who complete orientation, assessment, create a SEP, maintain good grades and progress, and do not exceed 100 units of degree applicable coursework. The new changes began spring 2014. SEPs will be required to maintain priority registration beginning fall 2014. Continuing students continuously enrolled prior to the fall 2014 semester are exempted from the SEP requirement. For additional information, please refer to the Priority Registration page or Enrollment Priorities Administrative Procedures 5055.
What is MATRICULATION EXEMPTION CRITERIA?
Students who believe they are exempt from assessment, orientation, and/or counseling (SEP) components can read about procedures for challenging matriculation regulatory provisions in Matriculation Administrative Procedures 5050. Exemption forms can be processed in the Counseling and Advisement Center.