Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How will this new regulation affect me?
    The new regulation will only allow students three attempts to successfully complete a course. If the student fails to receive a passing grade after three attempts, they must petition in order to try one more time.


  2. I already took a course three times, does this mean I have to petition in order to take the same course during the Summer 2012 semester?
    Correct, you must submit a petition in order to take a class one more time. Students must meet specific criteria in order to be allowed to take the course one additional time.


  3. How do I find out if I took a class three times already?
    The best way is to check your academic history on WebAdvisor. A good rule of thumb is if the course you wish to repeat is listed on your academic history, it counts as an attempt.


  4. What are the criteria to take a class the fourth time?
    Students must demonstrate one or more of the following:

    1. The student was not able to complete the course the third time due to extenuating circumstances beyond the control of the student.
    2. The student needs to complete the course for state mandated training for employment purposes.
    3. The course is defined as a repeatable course as defined by Title 5.
    4. The course is required through the disabled students program.
    5. A significant lapse of time has occurred since the student last took the course.

  5. What happens if I already took a class four times?
    You will not be allowed to take the course within the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District.


  6. I was forced to withdrawal from a class due to military orders, does this count as an attempt?
    No, withdrawals due to active duty military orders are considered a military withdrawal and do not count as one of the three attempts.