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Enrollment Priority

Based on revisions to Title 5, the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District has revised its enrollment priorities procedures, to promote student access, success, and equity.


Students will be placed in "groups" based on the criteria below. All new students are required to complete orientation, assessment and develop a student education plan in order to be eligible for priority enrollment.

  • Group 1: EOPS, DSPS, Foster Youth, Veterans, CalWORKs 
  • Group 2: Athletes
  • Group 3: First Year Experience (FYE) and Freshman Academy (FA)
  • Group 4: Continuing students with 45 - 90 degree-applicable units
  • Group 5: Students with an approved Reinstatement of Enrollment Priority Petition
  • Group 6: Middle College
  • Group 7: First-time students, Matriculated
  • Group 8: Continuing students with 12 - 45 degree-applicable units
  • Group 9: Continuing students with 0 - 12 units
  • Group 10: New applicants, Matriculated
  • Group 11: Assigned Open Registration 
  • Group 12: Open Registration

Loss of Enrollment Priority (Applies to all students including Veterans, CalWORKs, DSPS, and EOPS)

Students shall lose their enrollment priority based upon any of the following:

  • Student has exceeded the 90 degree applicable units at Grossmont and/or Cuyamaca College

  • Student has two consecutive primary (fall/spring) semesters of any type (progress or academic) probation (Summer is not included)

  • New Student has not completed orientation, assessment and created a student education plan

    As per state regulations, Foster Youth are exempt from losing their enrollment priority status.

Petition of Loss of Enrollment Priority Status

Students may petition the loss of their enrollment priority based on one of the following criteria:

  • Student who have experienced extenuating circumstances (verified cases of accident, illnesses or other circumstances beyond the student's control that affected their academic performance in the previous semester.)

  • Students who have made significant academic improvement where they meet the minimum grade point average and/or progress standard to be removed from academic or progress probation.

  • Students who have exceeded 90 units of degree-applicable coursework at GCCCD and enrolled in a high unit major

  • Students with disabilities who applied for, but did not receive reasonable accommodations in a timely manner.

  • Students who have other specific situations that warrant considerations (e.g. Last term in GCCCD and needs a specific course to graduate or transfer.)

Petition Form

Notice: The last day to submit a petition for consideration of change in Enrollment priority for Spring 2019 enrollment has passed.

Petition Form (PDF)

You may submit the following form with attached documents via email, mail, or in person. All forms must be completed and signed prior to submitting to Admissions & Records.



In Person


Note: Please enter Reinstatement of Enrollment Priority Petition as the subject of the email

Admissions & Records
Grossmont College
8800 Grossmont College Dr.
El Cajon, CA 92020

Building 10 – Student Services & Administration


Last Updated: 01/15/2019
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