When the legitimacy of his college degree is challenged, lawyer Jeff Winger must return to school where he finds himself leading a misfit coalition of fellow community college students.
While Jeff looks to use a Spanish class assignment to get close to Britta, Pierce has something altogether different in mind.
As Jeff struggles to get a good grade by convincing an eccentric professor of his sincerity, Britta's offer to bankroll his film class exposes a rift between Abed and his angry father.
As Annie recruits Abed and Troy for a psychology class experiment, Jeff and Shirley bond over their mutual fondness for gossip.
Annie's dream of being the ex-football star's girlfriend is in jeopardy when Jeff is blackmailed into getting Troy to join Greendale's football team.
Jeff sets his sights on an attractive professor with a firm policy against dating students; Annie looks to boost her social standing and get extra credit in Spanish by hosting a Day of the Dead party.
As problems with money force Jeff out of his condo and into Abed's dorm room, Annie looks to get Troy's attention by helping him plan a romantic picnic with another student.
As Jeff is drafted to help lead Greendale's debate team against the all-powerful City College, Abed's film class projects appear to predict the future.
Jeff and his study group are stunned when Señor Chang assigns them an impossible amount of homework for the weekend.
With his high-price "escort" girlfriend on his arm, Pierce pressures Jeff into asking Dean Pelton's airhead secretary to double date at the college's STD Fair.
Shirley's plans for a holiday party are in jeopardy when Jeff is drawn into a fight with a campus bully.
Returning for a new semester determined to be more fun, Jeff accepts an invitation to be the editor of the school paper as he and his friends try to fend off an interloper who wants to join their study group.
As Jeff and Professor Slater look to keep their student-teacher romance under wraps, Britta and Troy decide to tell everyone about their shared passion for dance.
Jeff and Britta team up to derail Annie's fledgling romance with Greendale's resident hippie singer-songwriter, Vaughn.
As Valentine’s Day on campus finds Jeff struggling with his feelings for Britta and Professor Slater, Pierce and Troy are wrongly blamed for a prank that their friends played on Señor Chang.
As the college's Family Day lands Jeff in the middle of an affair with Pierce's sexy ex-stepdaughter, Shirley's unruly sons help liberate Abed's Afghani cousin while Britta looks to befriend Troy's cranky grandmother.
As a pottery class he takes for an easy 'A' reveals Jeff's deep-seated need to succeed, Shirley's kindly nature is challenged by a crisis during a beginning sailing course.
Britta's April Fool's Day prank has disastrous consequences, but she refuses to confess that she was responsible. Annie and Shirley temporarily work as security guards, but both of them want to be the "bad cop."
Jeff and Abed take on the Chicken Finger shortage at Greendale head on creating a division in the group that leaves Jeff without power.
After Pierce crosses the line with Shirley, the group is forced to choose between them.
The study group speculates about the romantic nature of Jeff and Britta's contentious relationship.
On the eve of an important final exam in Spanish, everyone's grades are jeopardized when it is discovered that, like Jeff, Señor Chang doesn't have a college degree
Britta and Professor Slater fight for the affection of Jeff. Meanwhile, Troy is confused when Abed doesn't invite him to move into his dorm room.