Priority Registration is an accommodation which is approved when a student’s disability-related impact(s) requires accommodation(s) to be put in place that may require the hiring of trained service providers, time-intensive material creation, or adjustments to class locations . This may include, but is not limited to students who require the following:

  • A course schedule with travel time built in due to a disability that impacts mobility, speed, stamina, and/or endurance to cross the campus or based on time of day.
  • Services or accommodations that may require significant planning and time on the part of DAS to arrange: Sign language interpreting, real-time captioning, real-time transcribing, captioned media, and printed materials in Braille.
  • A specific schedule due to significant or chronic medical conditions, or those following a strict medication or treatment regimen impacting their ability to attend classes at certain times of the day.


Priority Registration allows the student to register for classes the Friday prior to general registration.

In order to have access to priority registration, once approved by DAS, undergraduate students need to:

  • Meet with their academic advisor BEFORE the Friday of priority registration.
    • Registration PINs are distributed by academic advisors.
  • Register for classes on the Friday designated for priority registration.
  • Request your accommodations in DAS Online Services 48 hours after the student has completed registering for classes.

All post bacc and graduate students:

Once approved by DAS, these students will have their Registration PIN emailed to them prior to priority registration.

How to best use Priority Registration

Thoughts to consider:

  • The time the class meets and how often the class meets;
  • The need for back to back classes or the need to schedule classes with ample breaks in-between;
  • If the course load has a balance of academically challenging and less difficult classes.
  • Please note*
    • Fall term incoming first-year students who are found eligible for Priority Registration will be able to access this accommodation when registering for Winter term.

Priority Registration does not:

  • Guarantee availability of classes or provision of courses/sections at specific times.
  • Exempt students from meeting pre-requisites.
  • Grant access to restricted or closed courses or sections.

Page updated 08/2018