Disability Information Student Handbook

Section Two: Using Disability Services and Accommodations
General Accommodations

Registration Assistance

Registration assistance may involve:

  • class schedule planning and modification to
    •  develop an educational plan
    • adjust that plan to meet your disability-related needs
  • training to gain proficiency in using the De Anza College Portal Registration System
  • authorization to enroll in classes early, including on a specified Priority Registration Day
    • to meet disability-related needs
    • allow time for arranging accommodations
  • registration assistance to complete course enrollment for those whose disability precludes or make onerous the use of the De Anza Portal Registration system

Before a course registration appointment, it is best to have developed an education plan with a list of courses needed to meet that goal.  If you need assistance to develop such a plan, please make an appointment early in the quarter, before the busy registration period, with a counselor in DSS or the Counseling Center.

Steps to obtain registration assistance through Disability Support Services:
  1. Current disability documentation must be on file before an intake/registration appointment can be made.
  2. Students new to the program
    • receive assistance to select classes and
    • any necessary assistance to register for those courses.  Depending on their situation, students complete course registration either
      • during their intake appointment.
      • at a 2nd appointment, at a later date, made at the end of their intake appointment 
      • using the on-line De Anza Registration Portal on a Priority Registration Day
  3. Continuing DSS students call the DSS Receptionist to schedule a Priority Registration planning appointment to
    • develop the course schedule for the upcoming quarter
    • receive authorization to register on Priority Registration Day.
  4. Students must complete the required college placement tests to enroll in English or math.
    • Contact DSS is you need test accommodations for these. 
    • Otherwise, check Placement web site at www.deanza.edu/admissions/placement for times and locations of these tests.
  5. Bring the following to a registration appointment with a DSS counselor
    • the educational plan
    • a rehabiliation plan, if applicalbe
    • a list of proposed course sections for enrollment
Steps to obtain registration assistance through Educational Diagnostic Center
  1. A current learning disability documentation and the new student intake must be completed before receiving registration assistance.
  2. Students must complete the required college placement tests to enroll in English or math.
    • Contact EDC if test accommodations are needed.
    • Otherwise, check the Placement web site at www.deanza.edu/admissions/placement for times and locations of these tests.
  3. Bring the following to a registration meeting with an EDC advisor
    • the educational plan developed with an academic counselor
    • a rehabilitation plan, if applicable
    • transcripts from De Anza or other colleges of all college courses  completed
    • list of proposed course sections  to enroll in
  4. Students officially enroll for courses on-line on the EDC Priority Registration Day.
    • Students who need assistance with on line registration should call or come by EDC on EDC Registration day.
    • Students may choose instead  to register on the date and time assigned to you by the college.
  5. Fees must be paid at the Cashier’s Office or on-line using current college guidelines.
Guidelines
  1. To receive authorizaiton to enroll on Priority Registration Day, or to receive registration assistance, students must have completed:
    • the disability documentation process
    • the intake process, if a new student
    • the yearly update of the  Student Education Contract(SEC) with th program counselor/advisor, if a continuing student
    • a Registration Planning Meeting with their DSS counselor.
  2. Students need to develop proficiency using the De Anza College Portal Registration System to complete their enrollment on-line.
    • Workshop trainings are held quarterly 
    • Dates and times are announced
      • by email to students
      • on flyers posted in the DSS office
      • on-line on the DSS website.
  3. Early registration dates and information is sent to students
    • by e-mail
    • posted on the program websites 
    • If notification is not recieved, it is the student's responsibility to check for updated information on line or  with the programs.
  4. Enrollment may not be assured if a student
    • has not met course prerequisites,
    • paid not paid fees
    • has holds on their record
  5. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm their completed enrollment

 


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