The Early Priority Registration Program makes provision for eligible students approved by the Disability Support Services (DSS) Director.

Early Priority Registration usualy occurs usually eight weeks prior to the start of the quarter.

Such disabilities may include disabilities that affect mobility, vision, or hearing. The program relies on student cooperation to facilitate the registration process. The following procedures identify the responsibilities of the DSS Office and the student.


Eligibility Requirements:

  1. The student must provide the DSS Office with documentation verifying the need for priority registration. Documentation may not be required of students with obvious physical disabilities (Examples include: students with accommodations that take time to implement such as: interpreters, alternate format, audio books, and accessible furniture).
  1. Students must be in good financial standing with the College.
  1. Students must be in good academic standing with the College.

Student Responsibilities:

  1. Students must comply with all academic assessment, advising and registration deadlines.
  2. Students working with the DSS Coordinator designated as the disabilities specialist must:
    • Meet with their academic advisor during the scheduled time, and come prepared with their tentative schedule completed.
  3. Students must meet all financial obligations to the College within the time deadlines designated for registration periods.
  4. Students must have assessment scores or recommendations for appropriate levels of English, reading and math prior to registering or enrolling in these classes.
  5. Students are not guaranteed to be reminded of registration dates and it is the student’s responsibility to enroll early.

DSS Responsibilities:

The person identified to work with disabled students will work with the Registration Office to assure early registration.


Contact Disability Support Services

Located in the Admissions Center, Room 143. Make an appointment by calling the Entry Center at 360.442.2311. Walk-ins welcome during regular business hours.

Main Office

   360.442.2340
TTY/Video Relay Service: 7-1-1 or 800.833.6388

  Shannon Vantrease, Coordinator

  360.442.2340
  svantrease@lowercolumbia.edu

  Mary Kate Marthaller, Director

  360.442.2341
  mmarthaller@lowercolumbia.edu

Current Section 504 / ADA Coordinator

  Kendra Sprague, Vice President of Foundation, HR & Legal Affairs

  360.442.2121
  ksprague@lowercolumbia.edu

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