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California Community Colleges Tighten Course-Repeat Policy

California’s community-college students will no longer be able to take the same course more than three times under a policy approved on Monday by the system’s Board of Governors. An analysis by the system found that the same English and mathematics courses had been taken on at least four occasions more than 225,000 times since 1992. Less than half of the students repeating those courses received a C or better. “We just don’t feel it’s right to have somebody repeat a course four, five, six times, and then individuals who are seeking it for the first time can’t get in,” the system’s chancellor, Jack Scott, told California Watch.

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