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Priority Class Registration

Priority class registration allows students with specific disability needs early access to class registration so that accommodations such as special equipment, breaks between classes, interpreters or accessible materials can be arranged or produced in a timely manner. It generally takes place for a few days prior to the time all students are allowed to register.

Priority class registration allows students to structure their class schedule to accommodate their medical needs or make arrangements for specialized equipment, materials, or interpreters that they will need for classes. Early access to registration allows the students with disabilities office to ensure that textbooks can be ordered in alternate form, interpreters can be scheduled and that students who need to take courses at certain times of day or who require rest breaks can be accommodated without disrupting the class schedule.

Responsibilities


Student

Students are responsible for meeting with their academic advisors in a timely manner and working with the services office during the priority registration period.

Faculty

Faculty do not have any responsibilities for priority class registration unless they serve as student advisors, in which case, they would need to make themselves available to the student before priority registration.

Administration

The services for students with disabilities office is responsible for notifying students of the priority registration period and working with the registration office in facilitating students early registration.

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Related Functional Characteristics

Restlessness (Physical) : Priority registration allows students to schedule breaks between their classes to allow time to move about and engage in activity between classes and reduce the length of time sitting still.

Motor Skill (Gross Lower) : Priority class registration allows students to schedule breaks between classes to allow for increased travel time.

Motor Skill (Fine) : Priority class registration allows students to schedule breaks between classes that require extensive writing.

Fatigue (Physical) : Priority class registration allows students to schedule classes with rest breaks or during times of the day where they are most alert.

Inability to Stay Awake : Provides for scheduling classes at a time of day when the student is most alert and to allow for breaks between classes.

Pain Management : Priority class registration allows students to schedule breaks between classes to allow for pain management, treatment or to accommodate side effects of medication.

Dietary Needs : Priority class registration provides the opportunity to schedule classes around dietary and medication needs or to limit exposure to specific allergens.

Visual Tracking Problem : Priority registration helps facilitate arrangements for material or other accommodations.

Low Vision : Priority class registration allows for time to make arrangements for Braille, large print, E-text.

Blindness : Priority class registration allows for time to make arrangements for Braille, raised line drawing, E-text ,etc.

Hearing Loss : Students need priority class registration so that arrangements can be made for accommodations such as interpreters, transcriptionists, or captioning of videos.

Deafness : Priority class registration allows for time to make arrangements for interpreters, transcriptionists or captioning of videos.

Processing Deficit (Language) : Priority class registration allows for the time to secure e-text for students with language processing problems and to ensure that they have instructors who speak clearly.

Fatigue (Cognitive) : Priority registration allows students to register for a schedule with breaks in between classes and to schedule their classes at the times of day that are best for reducing cognitive fatigue.

Attentional Underfocus : Priority registration allows students to schedule courses when they are most able to focus attention.

Production (Verbal) : Priority registration allows the student to limit courses that have speaking requirements.

Obsessive Behavior : Students need priority class registration in order to schedule course times and breaks between classes to manage obsessive and ritualistic behavior.

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