With the start of the Priority Registration period this week, we want to again remind all students that there have been significant changes in policies regarding fees, drop for nonpayment, priority registration, academic probation and other items. These are outlined in our 2012 Fall Student Guide.

Please pay careful attention to the "Did You Know" section (Page 6).

We also want to apologize to students who have been having difficulty getting counseling appointments. While all appointments have been taken, we do have two counselors who are available Monday through Thursday for walk-in traffic. To have the best chance of seeing a counselor by walk-in, we urge you to be here early—our Counseling Center opens at 8 a.m.

For those students who currently have appointments, we urge you to keep them and be on time. Students without appointments can also call 760-355-6543 to see if they can fill a cancelled appointment.

Effective July 30, we no longer will be taking appointments and all students will be seen on a first come, first served walk-in basis. We are hopeful this also will help ease the situation.

This bottleneck has been caused due to short staffing as a result of the ongoing state fiscal situation. We realize this is frustrating to you and we are working hard to accommodate all students.