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Matriculation

The Matriculation Process

Matriculation is a partnership between the student and the Las Positas College for the purpose of aiding students in obtaining their educational goals. This partnership identifies the responsibilities of both the College and the student and describes how to reach those goals through the established programs, policies, and requirements currently in place.

The Las Positas College agrees to provide "A Plan of Success" to each student which includes: an admissions process; an orientation to the College's instructional programs, support services, and procedures; an assessment of basic educational skills and career goals; counseling/advising for course selection and for developing an individual educational plan; quality instruction; continuous follow-up on progress with referral to support services when needed; and institutional research and evaluation that monitors the effectiveness of all services provided.

The student agrees to express a broad educational intent upon admission and to declare a specific objective within a reasonable period of enrollment; attend classes and complete assigned work; confer with counselors/advisors to discuss choices; seek support services as needed to assist in completing course work; and maintain progress toward an educational goal according to standards set by the Las Positas College.

Exemptions

Students who enroll in credit courses at the Las Positas College may be exempted from the matriculation components as listed below:

Orientation

  1. Non-matriculated students;
  2. Students who have earned a previous college degree;
  3. Students enrolling in only one performance course (i.e., acting, drawing) or activity course (i.e., physical education);
  4. Returning students who have attended a Las Positas College orientation session within the last two years.

Assessment

  1. Non-matriculated students exempt except for those students who plan to register in an English and/or a mathematics course.
  2. Matriculated students exempt from the assessment requirement include:
    • Students who have earned a previous college degree;
    • Students currently enrolled at a four-year college or university who are not enrolling in English or mathematics courses;
    • Students enrolling in only one performance course (i.e., acting, drawing) or activity course (i.e., physical education);
    • Returning students who have completed the Chabot or Las Positas College assessment process within the last two year

NOTE: English and mathematics assessment testing requirement will be waived for students who have:

    • Completed an assessment process at another institution (within the past two years) and have assessment results/scores available for review;
    • Completed previous college work in mathematics, English, and/or reading and have provided transcripts or grade reports;
    • Been individually assessed and tested through Disabled Students Programs and Services.

Counseling/Program Advisement

  • Non-matriculated students;
  • Students who have earned a previous college degree;
  • Students enrolling in only one performance course (i.e., acting, drawing) or activity course (i.e., physical education);
  • Students who have completed a Student Education Plan.

Students who are exempt from one or more of the matriculation components are encouraged to participate in this process in order to make their enrollment at Las Positas College as enjoyable and beneficial as possible.

Any student who believes he/she has been discriminated against in the matriculation process (assessment, orientation, counseling advisement) may file a grievance with the Dean of Student Services, Building 700.

 

 

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