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Student Success Initiative

Gov. Jerry Brown signed the Student Success Act of 2012 (Senate Bill 1456) into law in September 2012 to boost the number of students earning certificates, degrees and transferring to four-year universities. From this law came the Student Success Initiative, a task force that developed recommendations to meet those goals including added support services and student incentives, such as preferred registration, for completing various enrollment steps.

Chaffey College continues to provide a high level of support to help you achieve your academic and career goals. You can get preferred registration in various ways including:

  • Attending Super Saturdays events, which walk you through orientation, placement and educational plans
  • For high school students: participation in senior early transition – which provides the same services as “Super Saturdays,” but on high school campuses


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Current Students

 To maintain preferred registration:

  •  Remain in good academic standing (2.0 GPA and above)
  • Don’t exceed 100 units


Prioritized Registration

Priority registration has been legally mandated for eligible veterans, foster youth, active EOPS, DPS and CalWORKS students.

Financial Aid Eligibility

Students who do not maintain good academic standing and/or meet academic progress standards will lose their California Promise Grant (previously known as the Board of Governors Fee Waiver).

Matriculation Exemption

Students who have earned an associate’s degree or higher, plan to take one course only, plan to take a performance or activity course only, or refuse services may complete an exemption to orientation, assessment and educational planning form and submit to the counseling department. The exemption to orientation, assessment and educational planning form can be found on the counseling department web page. Students electing an exemption will be issued a registration date during the last grouping of registration appointments.

Student Success Initiative Information

Learn more about the Student Success Initiative by visiting the Campaign for College Opportunity’s website, which contains the Student Success Task Force’s “Draft Recommendations.” Learn more by watching this informational video