Student Success Initiative FAQ

What is the Student Success Act?

In September 2012 Governor Brown Signed the Student Success Act of 2012 into law. The new law was meant to help students complete educational goals and bolster the economy. This legislative cornerstone of California Community Colleges reform initiative was aimed at improving educational outcomes for students and better preparing the workforce needed for California’s changing economy.

What is the Student Success Initiative?

A task force comprised of California Community College faculty, staff, and administrators was created to assess and provide recommendations to the California Community College Chancellor on ways to strengthen the California community college system.

What is the outcome of the Student Success Initiative?

Advancing Student Success in the California Community Colleges” is the product of the California Community Colleges Student Success Task Force. The task force recommendations are aimed at improving the educational outcomes of our students and the workforce preparedness of our state. The 22 recommendations are more than just discrete proposals. Taken together, these recommendations would strengthen the community college system by expanding those structures and programs that work and realigning our resources with what matters most: student achievement. This report presents a vision for our community colleges in the next decade, focused on what is needed to grow our economy, meeting the demands of California’s evolving workplace, and inspiring and realizing the aspirations of students and families.

Where can I get more information on the report?

The final report can be viewed on the Campaign for College Opportunity’s website.

What Student Success Initiatives were approved?

The state legislature approved one recommendation – unit capacity. The unit capacity was implemented statewide in fall 2013, which gave Chaffey College students preferred registration status if not exceeding 100 units (excluding 500 level courses).

How are Chaffey College student registration dates assigned?

The college is legally required to assign student registration dates the following ways:

  1. Eligible veterans and foster youth will be given first enrollment priority status
  2. Active EOPS and DPS students will receive second enrollment priority status
  3. Enrollment status for all other students.

How does a new or returning student gain a preferred registration date?

New and returning (not enrolled in the previous semester) Chaffey College students must complete the following components of the Student Success Initiative to receive a preferred registration date:

  1. Complete and submit a free Chaffey College application. [NOTE: hyperlink to new URL] You will receive a confirmation email after submitting your application - A second email will be received within three days from Chaffey College. It includes your Chaffey student ID number and important registration information.
  2. Attend the Chaffey College orientation – The orientation includes valuable information about Chaffey College including academic and student services.
  3. Go through the placement process – We’ll look at your high school GPA, grades and courses you’ve taken to determine where you should get started in math and English.
  4. Complete an educational plan – The educational plan is your “roadmap” through college. You’ll work with a Chaffey College counselor or success guide to complete an educational plan which includes the classes you’ll take to achieve your academic goal.

 

Returning Students

Maintain Good Academic Standing – Students who have attended Chaffey College in the past must earn a 2.0 or above cumulative GPA to maintain “good academic standing” status.

Financial Aid Students – Students’ California Promise Grant eligibility will be impacted if you do not meet academic standing and academic progress standards for two consecutive terms.

Who do I contact if I haven’t completed these steps?
Contact the Chaffey College Counseling office at (909) 652-6200 to schedule placement, orientation or complete and education plan.

How does a current Chaffey College student retain their registration priority?

All Chaffey College students must meet the following requirements:

  1. Maintain good academic standing – Students must earn a 2.0 or above cumulative GPA to maintain “good academic standing” status.

    Financial Aid Students – Students’ California Promise Grant eligibility will be impacted if they do not meet academic standing and academic progress standards for two consecutive terms.
  2. Completed less than 100 units - Students are notified when they have reached 90 units that their registration priority may be in jeopardy if they exceed 100 units (excluding 500 level courses). Any Chaffey College student who exceeds 100 units (excluding 500 level courses) will lose registration priority status and will obtain a registration date after current and new student registration dates.

Student Success Scorecard

Here’s how Chaffey College fares in various academic areas such as completion rates, success in English and math courses, as well as Career Technical Education programs. View Chaffey College’s “Student Success Scorecard.”