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Priority Registration Policy & Procedure
Students with certain disability‐related needs may qualify for priority registration at UNH. The purpose of priority registration is to ensure students with disabilities have equal access to academic courses. It is important students demonstrate why he or
she would be denied equal access to the curriculum without priority registration. Only a small percentage of students with disabilities are granted priority registration. DSS strives to provide this service to students with well‐documented and justifiable needs.
Who can request Priority Registration?
Priority Registration is available to DSS students:
With mobility disabilities that adversely impact their ability to get from class to class in a timely fashion Who need to frequently arrange for on and off‐campus service providers (personal care assistants, etc.). Who cannot attend classes during certain parts of the day due to documented medical needs (chemotherapy, renal dialysis, etc.).
Who use services requiring significant planning on DSS's part to arrange (interpreting, CART, Braille, etc.).
What is the process for requesting Priority Registration?
Students who believe they are eligible based upon the above criteria should discuss their request with a DSS staff member. Eligibility is based upon appropriate documentation of the disability impact and is determined on a case‐by‐case basis. Priority registration can be granted on a long or short‐term basis. DSS determines eligibility for priority registration for students with disabilities.
If granted Priority Registration, when will it begin?
As soon as possible. In most cases, priority registration will begin at the next registration period after approval. However, DSS must forward the names of approved students to the Registrar’s Office several weeks prior to registration; therefore, students
approved in the weeks leading up to a registration period may not have priority until the next quarter.
Could I ever lose Priority Registration?
Yes. Students may have priority registration withdrawn due to a change in disability status.
If you currently qualify for Priority Registration through UNH Disability Services for Students (DSS).
You will receive your priority registration RAC # directly from your Academic Advisor.
(During your mid-semester meeting with your Academic Advisor, you will discuss courses for the following semester. You will also receive a registration form which reflects your priority registration RAC #, as well as when your window opens
and closes as a DSS student who qualifies for this accommodation.)
Be sure to meet with your Academic Advisor early to insure you are able to register when your window opens.
There is no longer a need to send your course selection or original RAC # to DSS.
To use your Priority Registration to register for next semesters courses, you must register as soon as possible when your window opens.
You will register on the first day of your peer group in the first block which opens one minute after mid-night (12:01 AM )
on that day.
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