Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District (GCCCD) is making every effort to allow students to complete the semester while protecting the public health. We deeply understand the challenges this coronavirus disruption has caused for our students and are committed to doing everything possible to ensure your success.
Effective for the spring 2020 semester, we are extending deadlines and removing restrictions on some of our processes as follows:
If I choose to remain in my class, will I be given extra time to complete my coursework beyond the end of the semester?
A: If you need additional time to complete your coursework beyond the end of the semester you may request an Incomplete symbol from your instructor. Once an Incomplete is assigned by your instructor, you will have one year to make up the coursework. Students may petition for an extension of the one year deadline based upon extenuating circumstances. Faculty are committed to doing everything possible to help students complete their classes given the extraordinary circumstances facing our country.
If I choose to remain in the class, but I'm worried about my grade, can I choose a Pass/No Pass option?
A: Yes. You may request to be graded on a Pass/No Pass basis even though it is past the deadline to elect this option. The deadline for this request is extended through the last day of the spring semester on June 1.
These request forms can be found at:
If you plan to transfer, please contact a counselor since many transfer institutions require letter grades in courses required for the major.
Can I withdraw from the course without this counting towards progress probation, dismissal calculations, permitted number of withdrawals, or counted as an enrollment attempt?
A: YES. Students who choose to withdraw due to challenges caused coronavirus/COVID-19, will be granted an Excused Withdrawal. Students who choose this option should complete the form at the link below.
If you are receiving Financial Aid, you should first contact a Financial Aid Advisor to determine if there is any impact on your financial aid. Financial aid advisors are available remotely.
Students in programs that require enrollment in 12 or more units may want to contact a counselor before withdrawing from classes.
Students who wish to withdraw from a course will need to submit a petition. Students enrolled in the Promise program will not be impacted if they need to withdraw below 12 units due to challenges caused by COVID-19.
Can I drop the class and receive a refund even though the deadline has passed?
A: Late drops and refunds from spring 2020 courses will be considered on a case-by-case basis due to extenuating circumstances resulting from COVID-19. Students can make this special request via the college's petition process.
Visit the college websites for important resources.
Student resources to support the transition to online learning can be found at: