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Repeating a Course:

Danville Area Community College students may repeat a course taken at DACC under one of the four following provisions:

    1. Pre-Approved Repeatable Courses: Due to the instructional content, some courses are frequently updated and are, therefore, State approved to be taken more than once. Pre-approved “repeatable” courses are noted in the individual course descriptions.

 

    1. Repeating an Unsuccessfully Completed Course: An unsuccessfully completed course which constitutes a grade of D, F, U, or W may be repeated one additional time. Students must fill out a “Request to Repeat a Course” form before the course can be enrolled in for a third time. The third attempt, and any attempt thereafter, may be subject to a course repeat fee** and the student must wait to sign up for the course until the week before the class starts. DACC will use the highest grade earned to calculate the student’s grade point average. When students transfer from DACC, other colleges may choose to average the grades and recalculate the student’s grade point average.

 

    1. Repeating a Successfully Completed Course: A successfully completed course which constitutes a grade of A, B, C, or S may be repeated if the student feels he/she has not adequately mastered the content of the course. In this situation, the student must seek approval by filing a “Request to Repeat a Course” form. Please note, for the purpose of determining Summa Cum Laude status, the grade earned the first time the course was completed will be used to calculate the student’s grade point average.

 

  1. Course Completed Four or More Years Ago: If a course was completed four or more years ago, whether the course was completed successfully or unsuccessfully, the state approves of repeating the course to enable the student to upgrade his/her skills in that area.

The following information indicates how DACC determines the tuition rate, grade point average calculation, credit hour calculation, and financial aid credit hour calculation for each of the provisions under which a course may be repeated:

 

Pre-Approved Repeatable Course

Unsuccessfully Completed, for 1st and 2nd Enrollment

(1st Grade = D, F, U, and/or W)

 

Successfully Completed

(Grade = A, B, C, S)

Note:  Requires student to fill out the Request to Repeat a Course form.

 

Course Completed 4 or More Years Ago

“After” the number of approved repeats has been completed

Note:  Requires student to fill out the Request to Repeat a Course form.

Tuition Rate

Tuition based on residency

Tuition based on residency

Tuition based on residency

Tuition based on residency

Tuition based on residency + a course repeat fee** equal to the state apportionment for the course, rounded up to the nearest dollar, per credit hour.

GPA Calculation

Both grades earned

Highest grade earned

Highest grade earned

Note: Honors are based on the 1st grade earned.

Highest grade earned

Highest grade earned

Note:  Honors are based on the 1st grade earned.

Credit Hour Calculation

Credits earned for all approved courses

Credits earned for 1 of the completed courses only

Credits earned for 1 of the completed courses only

Credits earned for 1 of the completed courses only

Credits earned for 1 of the completed courses only.

Financial Aid Credit Hour Calculation

Credit earned for all courses

Credit earned for both courses

Credit earned for both courses

Credit earned for both courses

Credit earned for all courses.

** Note: The course repeat fee is not an allowable fee for student financial aid. However, the fee can be deducted from any refund a student may be getting. The fee usually ranges anywhere from $15-$75 per credit hour.

Procedure to Register for a Course When the Student has Exceeded the limit of Illinois Community College Board approved repeat enrollments in a course: A student will be permitted to register for a course above and beyond ICCB’s approved repeat limit if the following has been completed:

  1. Complete the “Request to Repeat a Course” form. This form will be completed by your DACC advisor or a Registration Specialist.
    Link to Form: www.dacc.edu/ar/repeatrequest.pdf

  2. Request to Repeat must be turned in to student’s counselor/advisor for review and discussion.

  3. If the request is approved by the counselor/advisor, it will be forwarded to the Registrar’s Office for further review.

  4. Registrar’s Office will determine if a course repeat fee will be assessed.

  5. Students will only be allowed to officially register for the course if seats are available the week before the class starts. Students may register through the Admissions/Registration office at this point in time.