Three’s the limit! (09/11)

There are times when the number 3 is good.

Here are some examples:

If you love ice cream, neapolitan has 3 flavors: chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry.

If you need to battle someone on who gets to make a decision, you can use the method of “rock-paper-scissors.”

And, if you’re a huge fan of the Harry Potter series, there are 3 main characters: Harry (of course!), Hermione, and Ron.

But, for the purposes of repeating courses, the number 3 is your limit!  (And that’s not necessarily a “good” thing.)

In case you didn’t know it, students are only allowed to take a class three times.  But, here’s the thing…we DON’T want you to take a class three times…we DON’T even want you to take it twice.  We want you to successfully complete each class at the very first attempt!

So, here’s what happens:  Every time you receive a “W”, “D”, “F”, or “NP” for the same course within any Los Rios college, those will count towards your three attempts.  Even if you attempted a course 6 years ago and received a “W,” that still counts.

If you have exceeded your attempts and still need to take that course because it is absolutely required for general education or your major, you will have to take the equivalent of that course at another college OUTSIDE OF LOS RIOS, such as Sierra College in Rocklin, San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, or Woodland College in Woodland.  Unfortunately, you will not be able to enroll into that course for the fourth time at ARC, CRC, FLC, or SCC.

For this reason, it will be important to create a schedule that you can manage and commit to for the next 16 weeks.  Also, you will want to familiarize yourself with FREE services to help you succeed – such as the Math Lab, Writing Center, or Tutoring Center.  Lastly, always be aware of the deadlines to drop classes (either without or with a “W”) on your transcript.