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Retaking same class at different community college

bjt223bjt223 Posts: 508Registered User Member
edited November 2012 in UC Transfers
I was wondering how would UC's calculate the GPA. For example if I fail a class SMC, but take an equivalent class at OCC and got a A's. Would that D I took at SMC be gone when calculating the GPA?
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  • salim19salim19 Posts: 94Registered User Junior Member
    nope.. it would be factored in. I had the same situation this summer. I failed two psych classes, and I was only able to retake 1 of them this fall. I am taking the other's equivalent at a different community college but it wont help much because the F I got will stay on the transcript, and UC's will factor it in..
  • larinagalarinaga Posts: 556Registered User Member
    ^^ That's not always the case. I failed a Business Calculus course at Los Angeles City College, moved to Orange County and took Business Calculus at Coastline Community College. Because both courses transfer as the same class to certain UCs, the passing grade replaces the non-passing grade. I know this to be the case for UC Davis and UCSB.

    However, it can vary from campus to campus. Generally if both courses are of the same content (an admissions counselor will make the determination), then the one you passed replaces the failing grade in the GPA calculation. You must report both grades though.
  • salim19salim19 Posts: 94Registered User Junior Member
    @larinaga I was going of what a councilor told me, but if what youre saying is true then thank you very much !!! you just made my whole semester much better !!
  • Shannon13Shannon13 Posts: 553Registered User Member
    If you retake it at a different college, then the UCs will only include the most recent grade.
  • dilapidatedminddilapidatedmind Posts: 808Registered User Member
    I've done this and it can be a little tricky, but generally as long as the curriculum is pretty close then you'll get credit. All the UC's determine this independently, so you may have a higher GPA at some because they'll count it as being equivalent and replace your grade or they won't and will just factor in both grades.

    When I applied I repeated an English course that I retook at a separate CC and all the UC's accepted it as an equivalent except for UCSC. So my transferable GPA was near a 3.7 for most of the UCs and closer to a 3.5 for UCSC. Obviously, if you can the best thing would be to repeat it at your current community college. However, if you go to ASSIST.org and both the classes articulate to the same course at a particular UC then you should be good to go. Otherwise, you'll just have to apply and you won't definitively know whether it counted as a replacement or not until after your decision comes out and they're able to go over their evaluation with you on the phone. Unfortunately, calling beforehand doesn't help much. You can explain to them and they'll look up the courses, but mostly likely the best answer you'll get is a "probably" or an "I think..." from an admission officer. They really don't know until they have your application in hand and review it.
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