Section Three: DSPS Division Instruction
Courses at De Anza have a designated maximum number of times they may be taken. Unless it is specified that one can retake a course more than once, the general rule in most courses is that you may re-enroll and repeat only those in which you receive a grade of “D” or “F.” Beginning summer quarter, 2012, a student may enroll for a maximum of four times. Although few exceptions to this policy are made, if you believe you need to repeat a course, meet with your counselor/advisor.
However, there are some De Anza courses which do designate the option to be repeated for credit more than once. Check the Schedule of Classes for each course’s “repeatable for credit” allowance.
A number of DSPS Division classes may be repeated more than once, and sometimes as many as 6 times, as per Title 5 of the California Education Code, Section 56029. Once this number of repetitions is exceeded, a student will need to meet with his or her counselor/advisor and petition for an exception to repeat over the allowance. Because these are special classes, extenuating circumstances may justify repetition.
Adapted physical education courses and other special course repetitions are requested on a DSPS Division Course Repetition Request Form (available in DSS and APE) and may be granted for up to 4 quarters. These are approved by staff in the APE or DSS program offices.
Requests to exceed the repeat policy in other college courses must be filed on an Academic Council petition. Your counselor/advisor can assist you to complete and file the proper forms and follow up to ensure that, if approved, you are able to enroll.