Provide Guidelines on Significant Lapse of Time

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General Concerns

Whereas, Title 5 §55043 allows districts to “permit or require repetition of a course where the student received a satisfactory grade the last time he or she took the course but the district determines that there has been a significant lapse of time since that grade was obtained”;

Whereas, No guidelines currently exist to help districts determine reasonable standards for course repetition due to a significant lapse of time, and therefore this concept is applied inconsistently throughout California community colleges; and

Whereas, Recent changes to other sections of Title 5, especially those regarding repeatable courses, may lead to increased requests to allow course repetition due to significant lapse of time; Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges work with the Chancellor’s Office to develop and provide guidance for local districts and colleges regarding policies on course repetition due to a significant lapse of time.


Status Report: 

T5 regulations on significant lapse of time were changed.  This is no longer relevant.