Starting summer semester of 2012, the California law states that students can no longer take a class more than three times and students will only be allowed a second enrollment if they received a D,F, not passing grade, or a withdrawal.
- The law will initially reserve seats for the more serious students that are in the class or trying to get into the class to transfer or earn a degree faster.
- After taking a class three times, the student will either understand the material or will not. If they do not understand it then they must know to move on from the course.
- The students GPA will be raised since they will be taking a course they could actually pass.
- As this law will be in effect soon, the students will have more pressure to succeed and focus to earn a better grade.
- Taking a class more than once is a waste of time already, so this law will essentially give you more time for other class to transfer sooner.
- This law will save a lot of money.
- Every student has a different life outside campus, so this law will conflict with students that may need to take classes unexpectedly due to personal issues.
- A student may fail the first time for family problems, the second because a natural disaster, and the third because the student becomes deathly ill may be reasons to be excused.
- Taking classes can be stressful and very difficult, so students may need a couple times to learn the material to pass the class.
- Limiting students to three times does not help the economy, instead student’s money would be helping the current situation.