Admissions & Records

Registration Date Ranking

Registration Enrollment Priorities

AKA: Priority Registration Date Ranking

In accordance with Title 5 § 58108: Registration and Enrollment Procedures you can earn an earlier registration date by completing select activities. Registration dates for each term are assigned to groups of students based on the established criteria listed below and published deadlines. Based on this criteria, before registration opens for the upcoming term students are "ranked" and put in groups then assigned an earlier or later registration date. 

  • ALL students have an opportunity to earn an earlier date.
  • We'll notify you via email when registration dates have been calculated and assigned for the upcoming term.
  • Then check My Registration Date to see your ranking and your assigned registration date for the upcoming term. 
  • If you think your registration date is wrong, let us know. Submit this eForm by the posted deadline to appeal.  

No pressure! Your registration WILL NOT be blocked if you miss the deadline or a task or elect not to earn an earlier registration date, you’ll be grouped or ranked accordingly and register at a later date.

ProTip: while these tasks are not required to register they are designed to support your successful transition to Cabrillo. You’ll learn what classes to take in your first semester with the goal of saving you time and money. 

Complete these activities:

This is a suggested order but you can complete activities in the order that suits you. Available 27/7 online.

  1. Complete the Placement Process. All degrees require English and math courses. Learn about the best courses for you. Then submit this Placement eForm.
  2. Submit the Orientation eForm. If you've completed placement or learned about Cabrillo services, you’re learning about being a college student - that's Orientation! Tell us what you’ve done so far. ProTip: responses are not verified, we trust you.
  3. Plan some classes in Student Planning. See a sample program map to get an idea of what classes to take in what order.
  4. Declare your major by 15 completed units 
  5. Maintain good standing

ProTip: Placement and orientation required only time, once you've completed, no need to repeat. 

Registration Windows will open in this order

Ranked Priority Groups

Veterans, and Foster Youth (and former foster youth), and students being served in the following programs: Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS), Accessibility Support Center (ASC), and CalWorks

Students participating in a collegiate athletics program (playing on a team) who have completed placement, submitted the orientation eForm, planned some classes, declared a major (by 15 units completed) and are in good standing.

Continuing students with 30-99.9 Cabrillo units who have completed placement, submitted the orientation eForm, planned some classes, declared a major (by 15 units completed) and are in good standing.

Continuing students with freshman status (.01-29 Cabrillo units) who have completed placement, submitted the orientation eForm, planned some classes, declared a major (by 15 units completed) and are in good standing.

High school seniors entering Cabrillo College after high school and living in the Cabrillo College district area who have completed placement, submitted the orientation eForm and planned some classes. For summer and fall terms only. 

New and re-entering students who have completed placement, submitted the orientation eForm and planned some classes.

Students enrolled in grades 8-12 and are also taking classes at Cabrillo who have completed placement, submitted the orientation eForm and planned some classes.

Applicants within the past year who did not enroll who completed placement, submitted the orientation eForm and planned some classes.

Continuing, new, or re-entering students who have not completed placement, not submitted the orientation eForm, not planned some classes , not declared a major and/or are not in good standing, and/or have completed 100 or more Cabrillo degree applicable units.

Students enrolled in grades 8-12 and are also taking classes at Cabrillo have not completed placement, not submitted the orientation eForm, not planned some classes.

The 100 Unit Rule and Being Out of Good Standing
Loss of Priority Registration
Per title 5, you can loose your priority registration ranking for these reasons:
  1. Out of Good Standing: being placed on academic or progress probation, or being academically disqualified. 
  2. The 100 Unit Rule: once you complete 100+ units, you will no longer be eligible for priority registration ranking. Important Note: loss of ranking due to the 100 Unit Rule does not block you from registration but you will have a later registration date.  
Exceptions to the 100 Unit Rule:
  1. Units earned at other colleges and universities, from AP, Military, CLEP, etc., are not included in determining registration priorities.
  2. The 100 Unit Rule does not include units for non-degree applicable English as a Second Language or basic skills courses.
  3. Foster youth and former foster youth participating in Cabrillo's Guardian Scholars Program who are 24 years or less are exempt from losing registration priority based on 100 Unit Rule or for failing to meet minimum academic standards.
  4. An exception to the 100 Unit Rule is made for students enrolled in designated high-unit majors as long as they are making satisfactory progress toward the degree.
High-unit majors exempt from the 100 unit rule:
  • Astronomy: AS degrees
  • Biology: AA and AS degrees
  • Business: AA and AS-T degrees
  • Chemistry: AA and AS degrees
  • Computer Science: AS degrees
  • Dental Hygiene: AS degree
  • Engineering: AS degrees
  • General Science: AA and AS degrees
  • Geology: AS degrees
  • Mathematics: AS and AS-T degrees
  • Nursing: AS degree
  • Physics: AS and AS-T degrees
  • Radiologic Technology: AS degree
How Can I Regain My Registration Ranking?
There is an Appeal Process

If you lose priority registration for exceeding the 100-unit limit, or you've been placed on academic or progress probation and you have extenuating circumstances (verifiable accident, illness or other circumstances beyond your control), you can appeal to have your priority registration reinstated.

Here's the process:
  1. Complete and submit the Appeals Petition eForm
  2. Communication regarding your petition will be through email and the eForms platform called eTreive.  
With your petition attach:
  • In the comments section include written statement as to why your registration priority should be reinstated.
  • Supporting documentation related to the extenuating circumstance, or proof of significant academic improvement.