Important: Policy for Repeating Courses has Changed
The California Community College Board of Governors passed revisions to Title 5 regarding course repetition effective Summer 2012.
Students will only be allowed to enroll in a course not designated as "repeatable" (ENGL-101A, for instance) three times if they received a substandard grade (D, F, NP, or NC) or withdrew from the class with a W.
These new regulations were applied retroactively so enrollments prior to Summer 2012 will be counted towards the three times, and any student who has already taken a course the maximum number of times will no longer be able to take the same course at Ohlone College. Please refer to Repeating Courses for more information.
Academic Regulations - Admissions and Records
It is the student's responsibility to be aware of the Academic Regulations listed on the College website in the printed Class Schedule, and in the Ohlone College Catalog.
Courses that may be repeated for credit are designated by the word "repeatable" in the Ohlone College Catalog and Class Schedule. Students cannot register for a course for which the repeatable limit has been reached. Enrollment will not be allowed in a non-repeatable class that was previously completed with a grade of C or better. Enrollments will also not be allowed in a course that has already been repeated the maximum times allowed, per Title 5 of the California Education Code. A course with a letter grade, including a W, counts as an enrollment.
Any course may be repeated one time to improve a substandard grade (D, F, or NP) previously received in the course. In such cases, only the most recent grade and units will be computed in the student's GPA and unit totals. However, by law both grades must appear on the student's transcript.
Per Section 58161 of the California Education Code, students may enroll in a non-repeatable course a maximum of three times. Effective Summer 2012, once a student has enrolled in a non-repeatable course three times the student will not be allowed to enroll in the same course again at Ohlone College. A course with a letter grade, including a W, counts as an enrollment. While this new policy is effective Summer 2012, it is applied retroactively to all Ohlone students, regardless of when the student enrolled in the non-repeatable course.
If a student has enrolled in a non-repeatable course twice at Ohlone College, then the third enrollment at Ohlone will become the ﬁnal enrollment at Ohlone, regardless of the grade earned by the student. For example:
- During Fall 2011 a student received a W in ENGL-101A, a non-repeatable course.
- During Spring 2012 the same student received an F in ENGL-101A.
- The next time that the student takes ENGL-101A, regardless of the grade (A, B, C, D, F, P, NP, or W), is the last time ENGL-101A can be taken at Ohlone College.