By Erica Perez, California Watch
(July 9, 2012) -- California Community College students who rack up more than 100 units or remain on probation for two semesters in a row will fall to the back of the line when enrolling for classes under a proposed policy up for discussion today by the Board of Governors.
Meanwhile, new students who have taken assessments, completed an orientation and developed a plan for their education – such as transferring to a four-year university or earning a degree or certificate – would jump a step ahead in line. So would continuing students in good standing.
At a time when the demand for community college classes is bigger than the supply, getting an early shot at registering makes all the difference. In response to budget cuts, the colleges have cut course offerings by 15% since 2008-09. Enrollment has dropped by 300,000 students, according to the chancellor's office.
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