ACADEMIC RENEWAL of SUBSTANDARD GRADES without Repetition
A student must meet ALL FIVE of the following criteria, as set forth in the FCC college catalog.
1. Yes No I am pursuing an Associate degree or certificate within the State Center Community College
I am enrolled and attending the current term within SCCCD.
At least two years has lapsed since the substandard grade was recorded.
4. There are three different ways you can meet the GPA requirement. Please check the one that applies to you.
A degree or certificate from within the SCCCD is already posted to my transcript.
My most recent 12 units within the SCCCD were completed with a GPA of 3.0 or greater.
My most recent 24 units within the SCCCD were completed with a GPA of 2.5 or better.
For students who change majors while attending FCC, we will alleviate courses from the old
major under the following conditions:
All of the conditions stated in AR 4240 must be met.
The student should have completed at least half of the new major’s core courses within the SCCCD.
Only major-specific courses count to this requirement. General Education courses related to the major
do not count toward this requirement.
The student’s four most recent semesters within the SCCCD must have an average GPA of
2.00 or higher.
If you are unsure of whether you meet any of the criteria above, you should
meet with a counselor to assist you before completing the petition.
* * * * * * * NOTE * * * * * * * *
Substandard work (i.e., grades of D, F, NC or NP) not reflective of the student’s present scholastic level of
performance, may be alleviated without repetition only if; 1) the course(s) are no longer appropriate for the
student’s present educational objectives or, 2) the course(s) are no longer available for repetition.
The number of units to be alleviated CANNOT exceed the number of units successfully completed since the
substandard work was recorded.
Approved alleviations result in the grade points no longer being included in the GPA. The grade symbol
remains visible on the transcript but the points will be bracketed to show they are no longer applied.
I am familiar with or have met with a counselor regarding the above criteria and
wish to apply for course alleviation of substandard grades without repetition.
STUDENT SIGNATURE: DATE:
Revised to ACC 1/25/18