Class Attendance

  • All students are expected to attend all class sessions. Regular attendance on time at all classes is a minimum academic obligation and is considered by the College to be an integral and vital aspect of the learning process. Students who attend class regularly are more likely to earn satisfactory grades. Lateness or failure to attend class may seriously jeopardize a student’s performance and academic standing. The student is responsible for the content presented and/or assigned even if class is missed because of late registration, illness, or any other factor. Class attendance is required for federal financial aid recipients.

Repeating Courses

  • Students are expected to make academic progress in all their courses. When students do not successfully complete a course, they are permitted to repeat it one time. The College believes that both students and the institution must act responsibly to ensure the effective use of their resources, time, and finances; therefore, students may not register to take a course for a third time (including class withdrawals) without visiting the Student Success Center. The grade received each time a student enrolls in a course is posted on the student’s official transcript; however, only the highest grade received in the course is computed in the student’s Grade Point Average (GPA). For financial aid purposes, a student may repeat a course once and receive financial aid only if the student has not received a grade of "C" or better.

    It shall be the policy of Baltimore City Community College to restrict students from continuously repeating courses for which they have received financial aid for payment of tuition and fees and for which they have received a grade of “C” or better. Therefore, students who receive a grade less than a “C” are permitted to repeat that course one time only. Withdrawals are not included in this policy.
    If the student chooses to repeat a class which was twice paid for by financial aid, he or she must assume the cost of tuition and fees for the third attempt. This policy is consistent with the intent of the federal Satisfactory Academic Progress regulations.