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Sub-Standard Grades

Students, who have received a sub-standard grade (D or F) in a course may repeat the course and the sub-standard grade will be excluded from their Grade Point Average (GPA).

Course Repeated Within the Coast District

Students may repeat the course at Orange Coast College or an equivalent course taken within the Coast District (Coastline College or Golden West College) . The grade earned for the repeated course will be included in their GPA calculation and the prior attempt will be excluded from the GPA calculation. The grade from the prior attempt will still appear on the student's official transcript with a notation that the grade is excluded from the GPA calculation.

Course Repeated Outside of the Coast District

Students that complete an equivalent course outside of the Coast District may petition to have the sub-standard grade “excluded” from their grade point average (GPA).  In order to qualify for an exclusion of a sub-standard grade;

  • The course must be retaken at a regionally accredited college or university.
  • The course must be evaluated for equivalency to the OCC course. 
  • The student must submit a Petition to Exclude a Sub-standard grade Interactive 11-30-07.pdfPetition to Exclude a Sub-standard Grade along with an Official Transcript from the college or university to the Enrollment Center. 

The grade from the prior attempt will still appear on the student's official transcript with a notation that the grade is excluded from the GPA calculation.