The Community College of Allegheny County provides a supportive and transformative learning environment that prepares graduates to meet critical needs in the region’s workforce.
At CCAC, we believe that life outside the classroom is an important part of your college experience. Each CCAC campus has a variety of activities to enhance your lifestyle – including athletics, cultural events and personal development seminars.
The CCAC Educational
Foundation is the fundraising and benefactor arm of the college. It seeks to
create vital connections between the college and the wider community
to ensure the ongoing viability of the college.
If a student receives a D, F, or W grade in a course, the
student can repeat the course. However, a third and final attempt
requires permission of the associate dean of Academic Affairs and
will be permitted only under compelling circumstances and with the
student's written acknowledgment of and agreement to the
consequences of not successfully completing the course on the third
As a condition of being granted a third attempt, the student may
be required to utilize available academic support options during
the third attempt.
In some programs the student may need to repeat a course,
regardless of the grade, if it was taken more than 10 years ago.
These courses are usually identified within information about the
specific program. The last grade received in a course is used to
calculate the grade point average. Earlier grades will remain on
the transcript with an appropriate notation.
Limited enrollment programs and/or third party funding may have
See the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at your campus to
discuss eligibility for repeating a course.
Students may apply for forgiveness of D and F grades due to an
absence of four years from credit study or because they have
changed their program of study. The adjusted GPA will be used for
determining academic standing to include suspension, probation,
good standing, honors and dean's list.
The following conditions apply to both of these situations.
Make an appointment with an academic advisor to discuss whether
you are eligible for academic forgiveness.