Cuesta College's Course Repetition Policy.
Financial Aid's Repeating Course Policy.

Students may submit a "Petition to Repeat a Course" under certain circumstances as provided by Title V, California Code of Regulations and Cuesta College Board Policy. Petition approvals are reviewed by the Director of Admissions and Records, the North County Campus Dean, or designee.

Definitions:

  • A substandard grade is a grade of "D+," "D," "D-,""F," "FW,""NP," or "NC."
  • A satisfactory grade is a grade of "A,""A-,""B+,""B,""B-,""C+,""C,""P," or "CR."

Significant Lapse of Time
(Previous grade and credit will be disregarded in computing student's GPA.)

A student may petition to repeat a course, one time, and if no less than 36 months (3 years) have elapsed, where a satisfactory grade of "C" or better was earned if:

  • another institution of higher education to which the student seeks to transfer has established a recency requirement which the student will not be able to satisfy without repeating the course. Repetition may be allowed where less than 36 months have elapsed if the student documents that repetition is necessary for the student's transfer to the institute of higher education.

Download form: Petition to Repeat (Previously received "C" or higher grade.)

Note:  This option is not available if the student previously received a substandard grade.

Disabled Student Accommodation
(Previous grades and credits earned will not be disregarded in computing student's GPA.)

A student may repeat a special class for students with disabilities any number of times as required as a disability-related accommodation under the following circumstances:

  • When continuing success of the student in other general and/or special classes is dependent on additional repetitions of a specific special class;
  • When additional repetitions of a specific special class are essential to completing the student's preparation for enrollment into other regular or special classes; or
  • When the student has a student educational plan which involves a goal other than completion of the special class in question and repetition of the course will further achieve that goal.

Download form: Petition to Repeat (Previously received "C" or higher grade.)
Download form: Petition to Repeat (Previously received a substandard grade.)

Legally Mandated Training
(Previous grades and credits earned will not be disregarded in computing student's GPA.)

A student may repeat a course any number of times as required to meet a legally mandated training requirement as a condition of continued paid or volunteer employment.

Download form: Petition to Repeat (Previously received "C" or higher grade.)
Download form: Petition to Repeat (Previously received a substandard grade.)

Significant Changes of Industry or Licensure Standards
(Previous grades and credits earned will not be disregarded in computing student's GPA.)

A student may repeat a course any number of times as a result of a significant change in industry or licensure standards such that repetition of the course is necessary for employment or licensure.

Download form: Petition to Repeat

Extenuating Circumstances:  Extenuating circumstances are extreme cases of documented verifiable circumstances beyond the student's control at the time of prior enrollment. Documentation verifying extenuating circumstances such as a doctor's statement, insurance claim, court document, etc. is required and must be attached to petition.

  • Prior Substandard Grade (Previous grade and credit earned will be disregarded in student's GPA if either a substandard or satisfactory grade is earned.)
    A student may petition to repeat a course, one time, based on extenuating circumstances in a prior enrollment in which three (3) substandard grades have been earned.

Download form: Petition to Repeat

  • Prior Satisfactory Grade
    (Previous grade and credit earned will not be disregarded in computing student's GPA.)
    A student may petition to repeat a course, one time, based on extenuating circumstances in a prior enrollment in which a satisfactory grade has been earned.

Download form: Petition to Repeat



Third Enrollment Agreement (Refer to Substandard Grade Course Repetition Policy)

  • A student will be permitted to retake a non-repeatable course in which a substandard grade or "W" was earned one time without petition.

  • If a student has earned a second substandard grade or "W" in a course, the student must agree and sign a Third Enrollment Agreement to be released to register for the third repetition of a course.

 

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Students who previously received a substandard grade in a class must repeat the class for a letter grade to alleviate the original grade. (Pass/no pass grading is not permitted and will not be used in the recalculation of the student's GPA.) 

  • If the student receives a passing grade of "C" or higher, the prior substandard grade will automatically be alleviated in the student's GPA and annotated on their academic record/transcript. The student does not need to submit this request form.

  • If the student receives a subsequent substandard grade (does not include "W" for withdrawal), the student will need to submit this form to have the prior substandard grade alleviated.

  • If the student repeated the course at another accredited college or university, the student will need to submit official transcripts from the other school and submit this form to request grade alleviation.