Existing law requires each student to be classified as a resident or nonresident at a California community college [for instruction provided to the student at the CCCs].
However, the recently passed Assembly Bill 3101 (AB3101) exempts a student seeking to enroll exclusively in career development and college preparation courses, and other courses for which no credit is given, from community college residency classification requirements.
Therefore, the CCCApply application process needs to be updated to collect information/data on all students, providing colleges with an electronic admission application that exempts noncredit students from the residency determination, and only collects data that is required by the federal gov, state law, or that is otherwise necessary at the time of application.
One Application - Two Workflow Paths
Revise the CCCApply Standard application to include two workflow paths, one that determines residency (Standard Credit) and one that is exempt from residency determination (Noncredit)
The two workflow paths would be:
- Standard Credit Path (includes residency determination) - For students seeking college credits for courses taken at a California community college.
This is the current Standard application - including all existing logic, services, field and error validation, pre- and post-submission services and processes (no change to the residency algorithm submission calculation service).
- Noncredit Path: (does not include residency determination) - For students seeking to enroll exclusively in career development and college preparation courses, and other courses for which NO credit is given, this "path" is a variation of, and workflow within, the Standard Application - accessed from a separate, unique URL - that uses skip logic to hide pages and questions, and collects only the data required by the federal government, state law, or that is otherwise necessary to uniquely identify the student during the admission application process.
To comply with AB3101, this path does not include pages, questions, field logic calculations that determines residency status, including the residency submission calculation service, and will only display a set of questions that are required by the federal government, state law, or that are otherwise necessary to uniquely identify the student, during the application process.
The Standard "Credit" path (Standard Application) will function exactly as it does today; no significant changes have been identified for the existing, residency path
If the applicant intends to enroll in one or more college credit course(s), they will use the existing college-branded application URL (or the generic, unauthenticated version via MyPath). and complete all questions required to determine California residency; and questions required by the federal government, state law, and other necessary requirements;
The Standard "Credit" workflow path will not change how it calculates the residency status implemented today;
The Standard "Credit" workflow path will not change any post-submissions processes, web services, calculations (residency, AB540, financial aid) etc.
Questions Included in the Noncredit Path
Questions NOT included in the Noncredit Path
- The Noncredit path SHOULD NOT include the following questions required exclusively to determine residency, or that are not required at the time of application
- The Citizenship & Military page will be removed completely - (all questions in the Citizenship section)
- The Residency page will be removed completely - (all questions in the Military Status section)
- The following questions may be removed from the Needs & Interests page:
- Main Language section: Are you comfortable reading and writing English?
- Financial Assistance section:
- Are you interested in receiving information about money for college?
- Are you receiving TANF/CalWORKs, SSI, or General Assistance?
- Athletic Interest set of fields:
- Are you interested in participating in a sport while attending college?
- Yes, I am interested in participating in one or more sports, including the possibility of participating of playing on an intra-collegiate team.
- Yes, I am interested in intramural or club sports, but not in playing on an intercollegiate team.
- No, I am not interested in participating in a sport (beyond taking a P.E. classes).
Residency Status Change Requirements
New Noncredit Data Fields
Transitioning From Noncredit to Credit Status
- Implement logic to allow a Noncredit status student to re-apply to the same term, same college using the Standard Application, if they plan to transition from NC to Credit status
- Implement logic in CCCApply to allow a noncredit applicant ONLY to re-apply (submit another application) to the same college for the same Term in order to transition from noncredit status to 'credit' status (in order to change from enrolling exclusively in noncredit courses to enroll in one or more college credit courses). Note - this applies to transitioning from noncredit to credit at any college/any terms - not just the same college/same term.
- Logic should be in place to prevent a duplicate status from being submitted. Example, if first application was for Noncredit, they should only be able to re-apply as a Credit status.
- We should continue to not allow a duplicate credit application to be submitted to the same term/same college.
- To re-apply as a credit status, the student should apply using the college's Standard Application.