Student Equity and Achievement Program

What is the Student Equity and Achievement Program?

The objective of the Student Equity and Achievement Program (SEAP) is to provide support to students while completing their educational goals.


Matriculation is a process that brings a college and a student into an agreement for the purpose of achieving the student’s educational goals and completing the student’s course of study. The agreement involves the responsibilities of the college and the student. The Student Equity and Achievement Program includes services to optimize students’ opportunities to foster academic success.

The college’s responsibility is to provide:

  • Guided placement before course registration
  • Orientation services about the college’s programs and services
  • Counseling and other education planning services, including student educational plans (SEP)
  • Evaluation of the academic progress of and provision of support services to at risk students to include referrals to appropriate interventions

The student’s responsibility is to:

  • Identify an education and career goal.
  • Attend class and complete assigned coursework.
  • Complete courses and maintain progress toward an educational goal and course of study identified in the SEP.
  • Nonexempt first time students are required to:
    • Participate in guided placement
    • Complete an orientation activity provided by the college.
    • Participate in counseling services and complete an abbreviated SEP (first semester plan) before first term of class.
    • Complete a comprehensive SEP (multi-semester plan) after completing 15 degree applicable units or prior to the end of the third semester.

Exemption Criteria from Matriculation Activities

A student may be exempted from matriculation activities including orientation, guided placement, counseling or advisement based on one or more of the following:

  1. Completion of an associate degree or higher from a regionally accredited college
  2. Enrollment at the college solely to take a course that is legally mandated for employment as defined in Title 5 section 55000 or necessary in response to a significant change in industry or licensure standards
  3. Enrollment at the college as a special admit student pursuant to Education Code section 76001

An exemption form can be processed in the Counseling and Advisement Center. Documentation is required to verify the exemption criteria.