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Early Registration

Students will be granted early registration privileges in recognition of high academic achievement.  In addition, students with disabilities will be grated early registration privileges on a case-by-case basis as a reasonable accommodation as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, to allow these students to create a schedule to accommodate their specific disability. Not all students with disabilities will receive priority registration as an accommodation. Students must self-identify as having a disability and submit appropriate documentation (psychoeducational testing, Disability Provider Information Form) and request accommodation by completing the Confidential Registration Form, which students normally fill out when they want to self-identify and register as a student with a disability. Documentation and accommodation requests will then be reviewed by the Disability Support Service Coordinator, who will then grant accommodations based on the student's needs.

"Early registration" means that students who are granted this privilege, along with senior double majors and athletes, may register after honors students but before the rest of their class.  Specifically, students with a qualified disability, as well as those who earned GPAs during the most recently completed academic semester at St. Bonaventure University that place them in the top 10% of their respective class (i.e., freshmen, sophomore, junior, or senior, based on the total number of academic credit hours completed) within their major academic area (e.g., Arts, Sciences, Business, Education, Journalism/Mass Communication) will be permitted to register for courses after honors students.  All other students will register for courses according to the priority system currently in effect.

Last revised by the Faculty Senate February 2014; Approved by the President February 2014