Repeating Courses

The college recognizes the varied circumstances when a student requests to repeat a course, such as and not limited to the following: unacceptable
grade for transfer, a required course for graduation or transfer, and possibly a need to raise a low grade point average for graduation. To understand how a repeat class could affect grade point average and overall transcript the student should consult an
academic advisor before enrolling in the same class for a second time.

If a student chooses to repeat a course he/she must submit a repeat class form to the records office. The new course must have the same
number of credits as the original course. All college level courses may be repeated. Each registration for the course and each grade received will be listed on the transcript. On the transcript a notation will follow the course indicating that the course was
repeated and designating whether the course will be included in the GPA. The highest grade will be used in the GPA calculation. If the grade for the repeated course is the same as the original grade only the most recent grade will count in the GPA calculation.
All credit hours earned for initial and repeated courses will be deducted from a student's remaining COF stipend eligible hours. "Repeated" courses may be applied only one time to a certificate or degree, except for variable credit courses and designated courses
that may be repeated for professional or personal development. Developmental courses are eligible to be repeated. All developmental courses will appear on the transcript. All enrolled courses will be listed on the student's transcript and none will be eliminated
by future enrollments or course completions. Credit hours can only be earned once for any course. Any course beginning Fall Semester 1988 to the present can be repeated (no restrictions on the type of course or the previous grade) and only the highest grade
will be used for computation of the grade point average. In the event of a duplicate grade being earned the most recent grade will be included in the term and cumulative GPA. All previous grades in a given course will also appear on the student's transcript.
All other duplicate grades will be excluded from the term and cumulative GPA. Students should direct questions on repeating courses to an academic advisor, the Records Office, or the Counseling Office. Note: Due to the logistics of the college conversion from
quarters to semesters in the fall of 1988, the repeat policy is limited to those courses completed from the fall of 1988 to the present.

Repeat course limits

The following guideline applies to all students taking credit bearing courses:

• Students will be limited in the number of times that they can take the same course.

• Certain courses are exempt from the repeat course procedure due to the nature/offering of the course.

• If a student has taken a course twice or more and attempts to register for the course an additional time, the student will not be
able to register for that particular course until an action plan is created and approval granted by the department chair and course instructor. Please note that the student is able to register for other courses without needing an action plan or approval as
per college rules and regulations.

• If the department chair and course instructor does not feel that the registration is warranted, the student may appeal via the college's
designated appeal policy.

• If a student has taken a course three times and wants to register for the course a fourth time, the student must appeal via the college's
designated appeal policy.