Repeat and Withdrawal

Course Repeats

The California Community Colleges Board of Governors has passed regulation to limit the amount of times a student can enroll in a course. Beginning in summer 2012, students will be limited to the amount of times he or she can enroll in one type of course .

For example, if you are enrolled in English 51 and you receive a substandard grade (D, F, NC or NP) or a Withdrawal (W) the first time you take it, you will be allowed to enroll in the course again. If you receive a substandard grade (D, F, NC or NP) or a Withdrawal (W) the second time you take it, you will be allowed to enroll in the course only one more time. The third time you enroll in the course will be the last time you will be able to enroll in the course.

Course Term Enrolled Grade Earned
Example 1:
English 51 Fall 2010 D
English 51 Spring 2011 F
English 51 Summer 2011 W
You cannot take the course at Woodland Community College or Yuba College again. Only the F will be calculated into your GPA for the English 51 course.
Example 2:
English 51 Fall 2010 W
English 51 Spring 2011 F
English 51 Summer 2011 W
You cannot take the course at Woodland Community College or Yuba College again. Only the F will be calculated into your GPA for the English 51 course.
Example 3:
English 51 Fall 2010 F
English 51 Spring 2011 F
English 51 Summer 2011 D
You cannot take the course at Woodland Community College or Yuba College again. Only the D will be calculated into your GPA for the English 51 course.

Woodland Community College and Yuba College can only forgive 2 grades when you repeat a course. The last grade stands in your GPA. (Please note: a Withdrawal does not give forgiveness to a substandard grade.)

For questions or help with the changes to course repeats or withdrawals, please visit with college Counselors in the Counseling office at the each of the campuses. The Counseling Office at Woodland Community College can be reached at (530) 661-5703 for appointments.

Withdrawals

A withdrawal on your transcript will also have further implications for your educational record. A withdrawal will count in the number of times you are allowed to repeat a course. It will be combined with substandard grades to limit the number of enrollments you may have for a single course.

Beginning in summer 2012, students will be limited to the amount of times he or she can enroll in one type of course. For example, if you are taking English 51, and you receive a substandard grade (D, F, NC or NP) or a Withdrawal (W) the first time you take it, you will be allowed to enroll in the course again. If you receive a substandard grade (D, F, NC or NP) or a Withdrawal (W) the second time you take it, you will be allowed to enroll in the course only one more time. The third time you enroll in the course will be the last time you will be able to enroll in the course.

The withdrawal on your transcript will count towards your progress for academic standing and for financial aid.