CCs offer very early registration

West Hills Community College District in California will let spring registrants sign up for summer, fall and spring 2015 classes too. They have to pay in advance (or set up financial aid). Those who wait may find high-demand classes filled. The college district hopes to improve graduation rates by encouraging students to plan a course of study.

Banning late registration improves success rates, but lowers enrollment numbers and funding.

When college students can’t read the textbook

A Michigan community college is teaching English, math and biology instructors how to teach reading so students can understand their textbooks.

Also on Community College Spotlight: It’s time to end late registration.

Improving Hispanic graduation rates

On Community College Spotlight:  A “policy road map” for improving Hispanic students’ graduation rates.

In Texas, colleges are eliminating late registration to boost success rates, but funding is tied to enrollment, not completion.