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Priority Registration Guidelines for Students

Section 56026, subsection (4) specifically names priority enrollment assistance or priority registration among the support services which may be provided. Although a college is not required to provide priority registration to students with disabilities under Title 5, many colleges and universities utilize priority registration as a method of providing program accessibility, which is required by Section 504, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA states that students with disabilities may not be excluded from participation in, or be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in an institution’s programs, services, or activities. In order to meet these requirements, priority registration can be an appropriate method to provide a disability related accommodation for students with disabilities, based on their functional limitations in the educational setting.

What Students Need to Know About Priority Registration