CATALOG: Repeating a Course

Students should consult their faculty advisor or a college counselor when a course must be repeated, and students are limited to two enrollments (attempts) in any credit course. Requests to enroll in the same course for a third time must be documented on the Third Enrollment in a Course form and approved by an academic dean prior to registration. Please note that a withdrawal from a course is considered an attempt for the purposes of repeating a course.

When a course is repeated, only the last grade earned is counted in the computation of the cumulative GPA and for satisfying curricular requirements. Students who withdraw from a course for which they previously had a passing grade will retain that passing grade for graduation purposes.

When a student has exhausted the number of course attempts allowed, the student will be unable to complete a degree or certificate program if the course in question is a required course.


Withdrawing from a Course

A student may withdraw from a course without academic penalty and receive a grade of “W” during the first 60% of the semester or session. The date published as the “last day to withdraw from class with a grade of W” for each semester or session is published in the online academic calendar on the class schedule webpage. A student can withdraw using the online student information system or submit a withdrawal form to the Admissions and Records Office on or before the published deadline.

After the published withdrawal date, if a student withdraws or is withdrawn from a course, a grade of “F” will be assigned. Exceptions to this policy may be considered under mitigating circumstance if the student was making satisfactory progress in the course when their attendance or participation ceased.

Mitigating circumstances must be submitted to the course instructor by the student in a formal written request with documentation attached and must be approved by the course instructor and academic dean. A copy of this documentation will be placed in the student’s academic file.

Note: Mitigating circumstances are defined as instances in which the student was unable to complete the course due to circumstances such as serious illness, death in the immediate family, full-time employment or shift change, or relocation outside the area.

Students who withdraw from a course, are withdrawn from a course by an instructor, or receive a mitigating withdrawal from a course are not entitled to a refund.


Instructor Withdrawal Policy

Any student who has stopped attending class, or is no longer participating in an online class, and has missed 20% or more of total instructional time as of the withdrawal date will be withdrawn by the instructor. Instructors may consider student requests to be retained in the class and should document when a student is retained at his or her request.


Last modified on 08-08-2017