Course Repetition in a Non-Repeatable Course
Course repetition allows students to repeat classes under the following circumstances: (Title 5, Section 58161)
- The student is repeating the course to alleviate substandard work, which has been recorded on the student’s record (D, F, or NP). Courses in which a substandard evaluative symbol has been assigned may be repeated two times for a total of three enrollments. Students may attempt a course more than three times only upon approval through the college’s petition process (Title 5, section 55024).
- The course outline of record has been officially changed and demonstrates significant curricular changes. A Petition for Academic Exception is required.
- Repetition of courses where substandard work has not been recorded is permitted when such repetition is necessary for a student to meet a legally mandated training requirement as a condition of continued paid or volunteer employment.
- Significant lapse of time exception if the following conditions are met:
- At least 36 months, or more if required be district policy, has elapsed since the student previously was assigned or awarded a grade in the course;
- The student’s prior grade was a satisfactory grade (55000(w)); and either
- The course is required by the district as a properly established recency prerequisite (5503); or
- Another institution or higher education to which the student is seeking to transfer requires the student to have taken the course more recently than the student’s last enrollment.