Effective Fall 2014, the enrollment
priorities procedures for the Grossmont
and Cuyamaca Colleges will change.
These changes are being implemented
in response to California Administrative Code
Title 5 changes.
The California Community College
Board of Governors recently passed
revisions to Title 5 regarding the repeatability of courses.
These changes affect certain courses and the number
of times you may repeat a course within the
Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District.
On June 11, 2011 the Board of Governors,
the governing body for the California
Community Colleges, adopted new
regulations that limit the number
of times a community college district
could receive state funding for
a student who has enrolled in the
same credit course. The maximum
number of times a student may enroll
in the same credit course is
A student may
only take a class
three times through
a combination of
(D, F, NP or NC)
(W) on their student
If a student,
through a combination
of substandard grades
(D, F, NP or NC)
(W), wishes to take
a class for the
fourth time, they
must submit a petition
to the Admissions
and Records Office.
Petitions will only
be approved based
on extenuating circumstances.
do not count in
terms of repetition
do withdrawals that
occur due to fire
or flood (Title
5 Sections 55024
This rule does
not contain a grandfather
clause. If a student
has already reached
the maximum allotted
number of course
will not be able
to enroll in the
class again within
These changes are effective Summer
2012. Please keep these changes
in mind as you plan your course
schedule. If you need support, you
are encouraged to see a counselor
or participate in the array of student
support services and tutoring available
Districts may designate a course as repeatable if CSU or UC (not a private college) requires their students to repeat that course as part of the major requirements.
A district will only be paid for four enrollments, but the regulations do not set a student limit. The student limit is whatever is “necessary to meet the major requirements of CSU or UC for completion of a bachelor’s degree.”
Districts may designate two types of courses as repeatable pursuant to this section:
Those courses in which the student athletes are enrolled to participate in an organized competitive sport sponsored by the district
A condition course which supports the organized sport
Students may repeat as many times as they want, but the district will only be paid for 350 hours of enrollment (175 in the sport and 175 in the corresponding conditioning course)
One of the three types of courses that may be designated repeatable pursuant to district policy, if the following conditions are met:
The course must be specifically designed for participation in non-athletic competitive events,
The competition must be between students from different colleges,
The competition must be sanctioned by a formal collegiate or industry governing body, AND
The participation in the event must be directly related to the course content and objectives.
Course Repetition By Exception
A course may be repeated due to a significant lapse of time of no less than 36 months if there is an approved recency prerequisite for the course or program, or another institution of higher education to which the student seeks to transfer has established a recency requirement. Only the last grade will be included in determining GPA.
A student with a disability may repeat a special class any number of times when an individualized determination verifies that such repetition is required as a disability-related accommodation.
A course may be repeated (with a passing or substandard grade) if there are extenuating circumstances which justify the repetition. Extenuating circumstances are verified cases of accidents, illness, or other circumstances beyond the control of the student. The student must file a petition with appropriate documentation. Only the last grade will be included in determining GPA.
A student may repeat a course in occupational work experience as long as he/she does not exceed the limits on the number of units of cooperative work experience stated in the course description. The grade received each time shall be included for purposes of calculating the student’s GPA. Only if:
The district only offers one course in occupational work experience in a given field,
The one course offered is NOT offered as a variable unit open-entry /open-exit course,
The student permitted to enroll in the course again does not exceed a total of 16 semester or 24 quarter credit course in Cooperative Work Experience Education, AND
The student does not exceed the max of eight credit hours earned in one enrolment period in occupational work experience education.
A student may repeat a course any number of times if it is determined to be legally mandated. Proper documentation must be submitted to the Admissions & Records Office. Only the last grade will be included in determining GPA.
A student may repeat a course as a result of a significant change in industry or licensure standards such that repetition of the course is necessary for employment or licensure. Proper documentation must be submitted to the Admissions & Records Office. Only the last grade will be included in determining GPA.
A student may not take courses in Art, Exercise Science, or Music that are related in content and have a similar primary educational activity more than four times. Courses subject to this limitation are designated in the Course Description section. The limitation applies if a student receives a substandard grade or “W” during one or more of the enrollments.
The following is an example scenario (Dance 082 has a sequence of A-B-C-D):
No - Passed the course
No - Passed the course
Yes - Did not complete the course
No - Limit of 4 in family reached
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