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Third Attempt to Enroll in a Course

 
Effective for Fall semester 2005, the colleges of DCCCD will charge a higher tuition rate to students registering the third or subsequent time for a course. All third and subsequent attempts of the majority of credit and Continuing Education/Workforce Training courses will result in higher tuition to be charged.  Developmental Studies and some other courses will not be charged a higher tuition rate.  Third attempts include courses taken at any of the colleges of DCCCD since the Fall 2002 semester.


The state of Texas financially subsidizes the education of college students. The tuition paid by any student represents only a portion of the real cost of any credit and many Continuing Education/Workforce Training courses since the state pays the remainder of the costs. The Texas State Legislature has mandated that effective with the Fall 2002 semester, a college will not receive state funding for students who attempt most credit and Continuing Education/Workforce Training courses more than two times. The state will no longer subsidize a student's enrollment for the third or subsequent attempt. Therefore, students will pay a higher rate of tuition for a course for the third or subsequent time they attempt a course. Students should see an academic advisor to determine if they are repeating a course the third time. Students should carefully select courses. Students should also take care in dropping a course, as the third or future attempt to retake a course will result in a higher rate of tuition.


See the following links for information about courses that are exempt from this ruling and for cross lists of both credit and Continuing Education/Workforce Training courses.

The courses in the list below are those credit courses that may be repeated for credit and, as such, are exempt from this ruling. This list may be updated from time to time. It is the responsibility of students to be aware of what courses may be repeated for credit. If a course is not on this list, additional tuition will be charged on the third or subsequent attempt.

The courses in the list below are those Continuing Education/Workforce Training courses that may be repeated without a higher tuition charge. This list may be updated from time to time.  It is the responsibility of students to be aware of what courses are on this list. If a course is not on this list, additional tuition will be charged on the third or subsequent attempt.

The courses in the lists below are those credit and Continuing Education/Workforce Training courses that are cross listed.  The first list is comprised of academic courses; the second is comprised of Continuing Education/Workforce Training courses cross listed with Academic and Technical credit courses. Cross listing means that the two courses cover the same material; in other words, they are equivalent for the purpose of charging additional tuition. It is the same as taking a course twice. Cross listed courses or courses identified as equivalent in the lists below count against each other for tuition purposes, but may not be used to fulfill degree plan/graduation requirements.

The courses in the list below are exempt from the higher tuition charge and may be repeated to comply with mandated professional development updating requirements to maintain professional licensure/certification. This list may be updated from time to time. It is the responsibility of students to be aware of what courses are on this list. If a course is not on this list, additional tuition will be charge on the third or subsequent attempt.