Priority registration allows a student to register for classes on the first day of the registration period each semester. This provides the opportunity to arrange a schedule (to the greatest extent possible) that is suitable based on their disability-related needs. Priority registration does not override any University of departmental policies such as the need to meet with an academic advisor, removal of any holds (e.g., Bursar), permission number requirements for specific courses, etc. In addition, priority registration does not guarantee the provision of classes at specific times.Students who may qualify for priority registration may include:
- Students with mobility disabilities or those who work with personal assistants;
- Students following a strict medication or treatment regimen;
- Students with energy limitations who require a specific schedule;
- Students who use sign interpreters or captioning services;
- Students who are approved for alternate media for printed materials.
- Check your UConn email address for a notification from the CSD with information regarding priority registration each semester.
- Prior to registering for classes, meet with your academic advisor to determine an appropriate schedule for the semester.
- Let your disability service provider (DSP) know if you would like them to contact your advisor ahead of time to share information regarding how your disability may impact your course schedule. Making your advisor aware of your accommodations and needs may assist them with course recommendations or assist you to develop a schedule that best meets your needs each semester. As an additional resource, please see Frequently Asked Questions tab.
- Check your status in the Student Administration System to ensure there are no holds (e.g., Bursar, Advising) that may prevent you from registering.
- Meet with your DSP prior to registering for classes to discuss any concerns.
- Register for your classes using the Student Administration System on the designated day. Important – while students will have continuous access to register for classes beyond the priority registration start date, choosing to register late may result in classes no longer being available.
Any questions regarding this procedure should be directed to Jennifer Lucia, Associate Director, at (860) 486-2020 or email@example.com.
Frequently Asked Questions regarding Priority Registration and Academic Advising
Maybe. Although you are not required to disclose your disability information to your advisor, it may be helpful to let your advisor know you are working with the CSD. Telling your advisor about your accommodations and needs may assist with specific course recommendations or assist you to develop a schedule that best meets your needs each semester. For example, tell your advisor if you need breaks between your classes in order to eat or rest in order to avoid scheduling classes that are back-to-back.
Telling your advisor how you learn best (e.g., visual learner, auditory learner) may help him/her make specific course or faculty recommendations, and provide you with information about other resources on campus (e.g., Writing Center, Q Center, Academic Achievement Center, CSD Beyond Access Program) that may be helpful.
Still have questions? Please feel free to contact Jennifer Lucia, Associate Director, at (860) 486-2020 or via e-mail at Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org.