The Community Colleges will adopt system-wide enrollment priorities that:
- reflect the core mission of transfer, career technical education and basic skills development;
- encourage students to identify their educational objective and follow a prescribed path most likely to lead to success;
- ensure access and the opportunity for success for new students; and
- incentivize students to make progress toward their educational goal.
Current law and practice guiding student enrollment tends to favor the continuing student, based solely on their accrual of course units. The existing system does not reflect the core priorities of community colleges: to provide courses for students seeking to earn a degree or certificate, transfer, participate in a career-technical program, or improve their basic language or computational skills. Altering enrollment prioritization is an efficient way of encouraging successful student behaviors and ensuring that we are intelligently rationing classes to provide more students with the opportunity to succeed.