"Course enrollment" occurs when a student receives an evaluative (A, B, C, D, F, P/CR, NP/NC) or non-evaluative (I, IP, RD, W) symbol for a course. Non-evaluative grades of EW and MW are not counted as an enrollment for purposes of course repetition. Enrollments include any combination of withdrawals and repetition.
A student may withdraw and receive a "W" symbol on their record for enrollment in the same course no more than three times.
"Course repetition" occurs when a student who has previously received an evaluative symbol in a particular course re-enrolls in that course and receives another evaluative symbol. MiraCosta College, in accordance with Title 5, allows repetition to occur only under the following circumstances.
If a course is designated as repeatable in its catalog description, then it meets one of the following criteria:
When a course is repeated under the Repeatable Course provision, the grade received each time shall be included for purposes of calculating the student’s grade point average.
A legally mandated training course is a course that is required by statute or regulation as a condition of paid or volunteer employment. A student may repeat a course to meet a legally mandated training requirement for credit any number of times; however, the student must certify or document the mandated training each time.
When a course is repeated to meet a legally mandated training requirement, the grade received each time shall be included for purposes of calculating the student’s grade point average.
A student may petition the Committee on Exceptions to 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. Such courses may be repeated for credit any number of times.
When a course is repeated due to a significant change in industry or licensure standards, the grade received each time shall be included for purposes of calculating the student’s grade point average.
Students may repeat a non-repeatable course in which they earned a substandard grade (D, F, FW, NP/NC) at MiraCosta College or at any other accredited college or university.
Upon each repetition of a course to alleviate substandard coursework, the most recent evaluative grade earned will be computed in the student’s cumulative grade-point average and annotated on the student’s permanent academic record.
A student may alleviate up to two substandard grades for repetition of a repeatable course provided that no additional enrollments are permitted beyond the four-enrollment maximum established for repeatable courses.
In determining transfer of a student’s credits, MiraCosta College will honor similar, prior course repetition actions by other accredited colleges and universities.
Students may petition to the Committee on Exceptions to repeat a course in which they earned a satisfactory grade if it has been at least 36 months since the student took the course and one of the following:
Pursuant to petition, the student may be allowed to repeat a course where less than 36 months have elapsed if the student documents the repetition is necessary for transfer to the institution of higher education.
Students must submit a petition to the Committee on Exceptions with supporting documentation as appropriate when petitioning for repetition due to significant lapse of time. Grades awarded for courses repeated under the Repetition Due to Significant Lapse of Time provision will not be counted in calculating a student’s grade-point average.
A student may petition to the Committee on Exceptions to repeat a course based on a finding that the student’s previous grade (whether substandard or passing) is, at least in part, the result of extenuating circumstances. Extenuating circumstances are verified cases of accidents, illness, or other circumstances beyond the student’s control. The student must provide the Committee on Exceptions with supporting documentation as appropriate when petitioning for repetition due to extenuating circumstances.
When course repetition is approved under the Repetition Due to Extenuating Circumstances provision, the student’s previous grade will be disregarded in computing the student’s grade-point average.
A student may repeat a cooperative work experience education or internship studies course in a given field any number of times so long as the student does not exceed 16 units in any combination of cooperative work experience (general or occupational) and/or internship studies during community college attendance, subject to the following limitations:
When a student repeats a cooperative work experience education or internship studies course, the grade received each time shall be included for purposes of calculating the student’s grade point average.
A student may repeat a special class for students with disabilities any number of times based on an individualized determination that such repetition is required as a disability-related accommodation for that particular student for one of the following reasons:
The district policy may allow the previous grade and credit to be disregarded in computing the student’s grade point average each time the course is repeated. In such a case the student will be referred to Admissions and Records to file a petition with the Committee on Exceptions.
(Source: MCCD Board Policy/Administrative Procedure 4225. All MiraCosta College board policies and administrative procedures are located on the Board of Trustees webpage.)