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Cal Poly considering new priority registration for graduating seniors

Replies to: Cal Poly considering new priority registration for graduating seniors

  • OsakaDadOsakaDad Registered User Posts: 1,200 Senior Member
    I hope it happens!!
  • MLMMLM Registered User Posts: 744 Member
  • Mumstheword2Mumstheword2 Registered User Posts: 159 Junior Member
    Does anyone know about this new registration policy?
  • Mumstheword2Mumstheword2 Registered User Posts: 159 Junior Member
  • r77r77r77r77 Registered User Posts: 253 Junior Member
    edited November 2015

    The previous policy has already been in effect for about a year. So I doubt Cal Poly will be switching again anytime soon. It also looks like the UC system will be adopting it first, so perhaps the CSU system will wait and see what happens first.

    Here is the current order of registration at Cal Poly with graduating seniors relatively near the top:

    1) Special Exception
    2) Continuing Graduate Students
    3) Graduating Seniors
    4) Priority Choice Registration
    5) Academic Progress Level IV (75.1% - 100%)
    6) Academic Progress Level III (45.1% - 75%)
    7) Academic Progress Level II (20.1% - 45%)
    8) Academic Progress Level I (0% - 20%)
    9) PolyPlanner Non-Compliant

  • eyemgheyemgh Registered User Posts: 5,014 Senior Member
    AP and dual enrollment still counts at CP and can give a student a pretty significant jump in the line relative to their peers. The key is for students to do all the tutorials for the PolyPlanner and PASS so they understand the system BEFORE they have to use it. It isn't the most intuitive. Then they need to know their degree path inside and out. The flow sheets are great suggestions, but too many take them as gospel. It's important to plot multiple paths each time registration comes around so that they have alternatives ready if something isn't available. Lastly, don't dodge any time slots or professors. It's fine to have preferences, but when students simply don't take a class until they get the teacher they want or the time slot, they graduate late. Good luck!
  • MLMMLM Registered User Posts: 744 Member
    With the new registration, you need to check that an AP class will help give credit for graduation as many give credit for the same GE or course so only give "free" credits, not credit towards graduation. The new registration is based on progress towards your degree vs total units. Those who have more units that will count for graduation will get a better registration time than a student with more total units, but fewer count towards their degree (but instead are “free” units, or units not needed to graduate).


    “Question: I have excess AP and transfer units in my Course Credits Not Used – Counted section at the bottom of my DPR. Do those count toward my actual academic progress level percentage?”

    Answer: Those courses may count. If your degree requires Free Electives, then the actual academic progress level percentage will include all excess units up to the number of Free Electives required for your degree. If your degree does not require Free Electives, or if you have met your Free Elective requirement, then those units will not count.
  • SkiripperSkiripper Registered User Posts: 41 Junior Member
    "1) Special Exception" Who dat, the football team? LOL
  • MLMMLM Registered User Posts: 744 Member
    @Skiripper - Special exceptions include students with disabilities, band/color guard, athletes, exchange students, ASI members (who are approved), honors students in the honors program (new this quarter), veterans, some minority/under represented program students. Maybe more.
  • SkiripperSkiripper Registered User Posts: 41 Junior Member
    That seems to cover all the favored groups on campus. The regular folk get the leavings. Good prep for the working world.
  • usamomusamom Registered User Posts: 25 Junior Member
    @MLM, are you saying that students in the honors program will now get priority registration? If so, can you post a link where I can find more info?
  • MLMMLM Registered User Posts: 744 Member
    @usamom - yes, apparently it's new this year. All of this information has been obtained from the Cal Poly parent group discussions. Parents of honors students stated their kids received priority registration (under special exception) for the first time this year. Other than information relating to special exceptions for disability students (which is on the disability services page), Cal Poly hasn't released information on who the other groups are, other than referring to the others as being qualified if they belong to a program that qualifies them for special exception.
  • Mumstheword2Mumstheword2 Registered User Posts: 159 Junior Member
    @MLM ... Do you, by chance, know how students qualify for the honors program? Are engineering students part of the honors program?
  • MLMMLM Registered User Posts: 744 Member
    @Mumstheword2 - Yes, engineering students are part of the honors program. As of 2015, 340 students are in the honors program. 27% are engineering majors. http://honors.calpoly.edu/content/faq

    Here is all the information you need regarding applying to the the Honor's Program http://honors.calpoly.edu/content/admissions

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