Registering for a Course for a Third Time

ACC charges an additional fee for students registering for a course for a third time or more. This fee applies to credit and Continuing Education courses and includes course attempts made since the fall 2002 semester.

ACC cannot receive state funding for courses a student takes three or more times. The “third attempt” fee was implemented to help the college recover some of the costs of these courses.

See Third Course Attempt Questions & Answers.

“Third Course Attempt” Fee

Check Tuition and Fees for the third course attempt fee amount.


The third attempt rule does not apply to developmental courses and other select courses. See third course exemptions.

Additional Information

  • If you have financial aid, you may use it to cover the additional tuition charge.
  • If you are taking a class for the second time and are considering a third attempt in the future, consult an instructor or advisor. They can help you determine whether a third attempt is the right choice for you.
  • If you are unsure about your status, contact any campus Advising Office to determine whether you will be taking a course for a third time.

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