Actions by the Florida Legislature have required state supported colleges to implement rules affecting tuition and fees you might be required to pay, and how many times you will be allowed to take the same course. You need to be aware of these rules so you can avoid higher costs or problems with your grade point average. If you have experienced extenuating circumstances (such as a serious illness or the death of an immediate family member) that has affected your attendance or performance in your course(s), you may want to investigate the possibility of an academic Appeal. List of appeals and requirements can be found here.
Students are not permitted to repeat courses in which a grade of "C" or better was earned. This includes a grade of "C" or better transferred in from another institution. See the Course Repeat policy for further information.
MAXIMUM ATTEMPTS FOR FULL COST OF INSTRUCTION IN EACH COURSE
Students are permitted to enroll in the same college preparatory course or college credit course a maximum of three times (a withdraw also counts as an attempt). Attempts "counted" begin with courses taken in Fall of 1997 to present. Students will be assessed 100 percent of the Full Cost of Instruction* (equivalent to non-resident tuition charges) on the third attempt unless the College grants a one-time exception to the student through an appeal process due to: Serious extenuating circumstances or Financial hardship. Students may not withdraw from the third or fourth attempt and will receive a letter grade other than "W."
Students are permitted to appeal to retake a course a fourth time if they were unsuccessful during their third attempt due to major extenuating circumstances. Students must be assessed the full cost of instruction* on the fourth attempt. There are no appeals to reduce the full cost assessment on the fourth attempt and students are not permitted to withdraw. All grades from the third and subsequent attempts will be calculated in the student’s grade point average. A fifth attempt is not allowed under any circumstances.
*The full cost assessment is the equivalent to non-resident tuition charges which are four times the FL Resident tuition rate. Additional fee information is available in the financial information section of the catalog, under Tuition, Fees and Refunds heading.
For more information, email the Question & Answer Center.