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Section Three: Disability Support Programs and Services Division Instruction
All 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.” 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 an option to repeat for credit more than once. Check the Schedule of Classes for each course’s “repeatable for credit” allowance. A number of Disability Support Programs and Services Division classes may be repeated more than once, and sometimes as many as 6 times, as per Title V 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, there are sometimes extenuating circumstances that can justify repetition.
Adapted physical education course and other special course repetitions are requested on a Disability Support Programs and Services Course Repetition Request Form (available in DSS and APE) and may be granted for up to 4 quarters. These are done through APE or DSS. Other requests to exceed the repeat policy 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.