Course Repeat and Withdrawal Policy

Effective Summer 2012, students will be limited to repeating a course. Students who have received a grade of F,D,NP,NC, or W two times in the same course will be required to submit a petition to enroll a third time. If approved students will be limited to the three enrollment attempts in a course when the following grades have been received: F, D, NP, NC, and/or W.

What does this mean?

  • Students who have enrolled in the same course three times with any combination of substandard grades and/or W’s will not be permitted to enroll in that same course again.

  • All past enrollments before this change will count toward this limitation.

  • Drops that do not result in a W grade will not count towards this limitation.

  • One additional enrollment may be permitted by petition with documented extenuating circumstances.

  • If you have reached the maximum number of enrollments and would like to repeat the course, you will have to attend another institution.

You are encouraged to consult with a counselor regarding potential withdrawals and upcoming enrollment choices. Seek student support services such as tutoring what will assist in your success.


This example displays only one scenario. If you need further explanation please meet with a counselor.

Three enrollment attempts

Student will not be permitted an additional enrollment in Math-040.
One additional enrollment may be permitted with documented extenuating circumstances.
Semester Course Grade
Fall 2010 MATH-040 F
Fall 2011 MATH-040 W
Spring 2012 MATH-040 D

This policy does not affect repeatable courses (courses that can be taken more than one time for credit). Please refer to the college catalog for enrollment limitations.

This policy change was adopted by the Board of Governors of the California Community College to “ensure that as many students as possible are provided the opportunity to access a postsecondary education”.​​​​