Petition for Exclusion of Low Grades
Students can have prior courses from Whatcom Community College excluded from their GPA calculation. The petition benefits students who would not otherwise be able to overcome a large GPA deficit. It is a fresh start. Students are eligible when:
- Grades are at least three years old;
- There was a break in enrollment;
- More than 24 college level credits completed with a 2.0 or better GPA since returning.
Petitions must request exclusion of all grades prior to a given quarter; a request to exclude single grades within a quarter will not be considered.
Classes and grades, however, remain on the official transcript, which could present a challenge should a student need to transfer to another institution. The receiving institution will make an independent evaluation of these courses, which WCC has no control over. To address issues this might cause, WCC has transfer advisors who are familiar with the application process and can assist you in developing strategies to improve your chances for admittance. Students can schedule an appointment by calling 360-383-3080.