How will a "D", "F", "W", or "NP" affect my academic record?
Grades of "D" or "F" will negatively affect your GPA. Receiving a "W" or "NP" will not be calculated into your GPA. However, a "W" or "NP" does place you at risk of progress probation and/or financial aid disqualification.
What is academic probation?
Academic probation is when a student who has attempted at least 12 semester units earns less than a 2.0 GPA for total cumulative units attempted at ELAC.
What is progress probation?
Progress probation is when a student is enrolled in 12 semester units or more and receives a "W", "I", or "NP" in 50% or more of all the units attempted.
Can I repeat a course I received a “D", "F", "W", or "NP"grade?
You can attempt a class three (3) times. After three unsuccessful attempts at a class, with any combination of W, D, F, NC, or NP grades, you will not be able to register for the class again at ELAC or in the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD). An earned grade of "C" or higher may not be repeated. Courses with an "EW" do not count as an attempt.
What is Academic Renewal?
Academic Renewal allows you to petition to remove up to 30 units of LACCD coursework in which grades of "D" of "F" were received from your GPA calculation. See the Academic Renewal Petition and an ELAC counselor for more information on how to qualify.