Any student, other than a nonimmigrant alien, who meets all of the following requirements, shall be exempt from paying nonresident tuition at the California Community Colleges, the California State University and the University of California (all public colleges and universities in California).
A maximum of 20 units of substandard academic grades (D, F, and NC) taken at Bakersfield College which are not reflective of a student’s present demonstrated ability may be disregarded in the computation of the Grade Point Average if all of the following conditions exist:
If approved, the substandard work will be disregarded in the computation of the Grade Point Average and an annotation made on the permanent record. The permanent academic record shall remain a true and complete academic history and the course work disregarded under this policy will remain on the permanent record.
Academic renewal may not be used to raise the GPA in order to qualify for graduation with honors. Academic renewal may not be applied to courses which have been used to meet graduation, certificate, and certification requirements, or classes that have been repeated.
The Academic Renewal petition is available in person at the Office of Admissions and Records, the Counseling Office on the main campus, and the Delano Center. Download the petition for Academic Renewal and faxed to 661-395-4500.
Please allow 6-8 weeks for review. For results, view your unofficial transcripts.
When students earn substandard grades in individual courses they may petition to have the higher grade earned by repeating the course replace the lower grade in their GPA calculation. Courses may be repeated once for credit if a grade of “D”, “F”, “NP”, or “NC” has been earned. The original and subsequent grades will remain a part of the student’s permanent record.
The college can provide no assurance that repeated courses will be treated in a similar manner by other educational institutions.
The Repeat Petition is available in person at Window #6 in the Office of Admissions and Records, in the Counseling Office on the main campus, and at the Delano center. Download forms for course repetition and fax to 661-395-4500.
To Request to Repeat a Completed Course With a Grade of D, F, NP, or NC:
Completion of forms takes approximately two weeks to process.
You will not receive a notice of change. You may verify the change by accessing your on-line transcript.
If you wish to request a repeat of a completed course with a grade of A, B, C, P, or CR, go to Admissions and Records, Window#6.