Students, who have received a substandard grade (D or F) in a course taken at Orange Coast College, may petition to have the D or F grade “excluded” from their grade point average. In order to qualify for an exclusion of a sub-standard grade, the course must be retaken at a regionally accredited college AND must be evaluated for equivalency to the OCC course. The student must submit a Petition to Exclude Sub-Standard Grade Form
to the Enrollment Center. The grade will still appear on the student's official transcript, but the substandard grade will be taken out of the grade point average calculation.