Continuing students are encouraged to identify a course of study and complete a comprehensive student education plan (SEP) 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. EOPS, DSPS, athletes, veterans).
If you are uncertain, make an appointment in the Counseling and Advisement Center by calling (626) 914-8530.
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, create a SEP, maintain good grades and progress, and do not exceed 100 units of degree applicable coursework. SEPs will be required to maintain priority registration.
For additional information, please refer to the
admission and records priority registration page or the
Enrollment Priorities Administrative Procedures 5055.
What is matriculation?
A student may be exempted from matriculation activities including orientation, counseling or advisement (including SEP) based on the following:
- completed an associate degree or higher from a regionally accredited college.
- enrolled at the college solely to take a course that is legally mandated for paid or volunteer employment or necessary in response to a significant change in industry or licensure standards.
- enrolled at the college as a concurrent high school student.