AB 194 in Action: A Review of Implementation of Priority Registration for Foster Youth at California's Public Post-Secondary Institutions.
Tureck, Simone. Raucher, Debbie.
California College Pathways.
John Burton Foundation for Children Without Homes
Published: February 2014
In 2011, Assembly Bill 194 (Beall) was enacted, granting current and former foster youth priority registration for enrollment in classes at the California State University and California Community College campuses, and requesting that University of California campuses do the same. With many core classes impacted and difficult to access, priority registration ensures that current and former foster youth get access to the classes they need to stay on track towards their academic goals and graduate. This report summarizes findings from a survey of 92 public post‐secondary institutions in California. The survey was conducted by the John Burton Foundation in 2013 with the purpose of learning how campuses across the state were implementing priority registration, and identifying best practices for making priority registration available and accessible to as many eligible students as possible. (Author abstract)
foster adolescents; foster care alumni; postsecondary education; youth services; state laws; state programs; program implementation; surveys; California