Students who have not enrolled in credit classes at DCC for a minimum of three consecutive years, and who have D's, F's and W's on their transcript, may apply for the Fresh Start Rule. This rule allows grades of D, F and W to be made non-applicable in a student's program. Students must apply prior to completing their first semester of return at the college in order to be eligible. All other requirements for graduation remain in effect. Students apply through the Registrar's Office for Fresh Start.