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Repeating Classes

The registration system will prevent you from repeating a class that is currently in progress, one in which you have received a passing grade, or if you have exceeded the repeat limit. A course may not be repeated for credit or for grade point average improvement if a grade of C or better has been earned. Any exception to this regulation must be approved by petition prior to registration. Courses in which you have previously earned a substandard grade (D, F, FW, NC, or NP) may be repeated unless otherwise indicated by course descriptions found in the current college catalog.

Students may repeat a course for which they have previously enrolled only by petition and only for one of the following circumstances:

  • Significant Lapse of Time
    Only students whose last enrollment resulted in a passing grade may qualify for the exception. To repeat a specific course the course or program must have a recency perquisite of not less than three years as a condition of admission to a program offered at the University of California or the California State University. Students must provide documentation for the program's requirement.
  • Extenuating Circumstances
    The student may request to repeat a course in the event one of the previous grades earned was in part due to Extenuating Circumstances which is defined as documented cases of accident, injury or other circumstance beyond the student’s control. Students are responsible for providing necessary documentation and clearly demonstrating the circumstances were beyond their control.
  • Legally Mandated Training
    Students may repeat a course if that course is legally mandated (by law or statute) and is a condition of for the student’s paid or volunteer employment. Students must supply the law or statute which requires the training and evidence that their employer or potential employer requires this training as a condition of employment.
  • Significant Change in Industry of Licensure
    Students may repeat a course if there has been a significant change in the industry or licensure standards since the student previously completed the course AND the student must take the course again for employment and licensure. Students must provide supporting documentation for clearly meeting both conditions.
  • Disability Related Accommodation
    To request any of these exceptions, complete a Request to Repeat a Course and submit to the Admissions and Records Office.  Allow at least 15 business days for a decision.