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                                3. Extenuating Circumstances
A student may enroll for one additional attempt only if documentable extenuating circumstances exist that match the dates of the course for the previous enrollment. Examples of extenuating circumstances are natural disaster, accident, illness, or other extraordinary documentable experience beyond the student’s control. (Title 5 Section 55045)
Third, a student with a disability may repeat a special credit 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 reasons specified in Title V Section 56029) (Title V 55041 (d))
Fourth, repetition of credit courses for which the grades awarded were at least in part, the result of extenuating circumstances. Extenuating circumstances are verified cases of accidents, illness, or other circumstances beyond the control of the student (student must file a petition). Grades awarded for courses repeated under this subdivision shall not be counted in calculating a student’s grade point average. (Title V 55041 (e))
Fifth, the college may also require repetition of a credit course if the district determines that there has been a “significant lapse of time” (usually five or more years) since the student previously took the course. (Title V 55041 (f))
Sixth, students may repeat a variable credit course as many times as necessary to complete the entire curriculum of the course as described in the course outline of record. (However, students are not allowed to repeat any portion of the curriculum for the course unless they qualify for first, third or fourth reasons listed above). (Title V 55043)
GRADES AND GRADE POINTS
The Palo Verde College grading policies comply with the Board of Governors of the California Community College. The following symbols have been authorized.
1. A Student Earning A Satisfactory Grade May Not Enroll In The Same Course Again Unless One Of The Following Five Exception Applies
Significant Lapse of Time
A student may enroll for one additional attempt if he/she successfully completed the course and a significant lapse of time of more than 36 months has occurred since the student was awarded a grade in the course AND the district has established a recency prerequisite for the course or an institution of higher education to which the student seeks to transfer has established a recency requirement that applies to the course. (Example: Biology 110 was completed with a grade of C in Fall 2011. In Fall 2013 the student is preparing to apply to a nursing program that requires Biology 110 to be completed within the last three years. The student is eligible to repeat the course in Spring 2015 with documentation of the recency requirement.) The grade and units from the first course completion will be disregarded in computing the GPA.
(Title 5 Section 55043)
2. Variable Unit Courses
A student may enroll in a variable unit course as many times as necessary to complete one time the entire curriculum and unit value of the course. However, a student may not repeat any portion of a variable unit course that has already be completed and evaluated. (Title 5 Section 55044)
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