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Course Repeat Policy

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students may repeat a course for a change of grade. A request to repeat a course for a change of grade must be submitted through DegreeWorks, the online degree audit system, during registration. Both grades will be recorded on all transcripts issued. Only the second grade will be used to compute the GPA, even if the second grade is lower, except when the second grade is I, R, S, U, W, X, or AU. The undergraduate course repeat policy is as follows:

  • A course repeated for a grade change must be taken within one calendar year after initial enrollment in that course or the next time it is offered, whichever is longer.
  • The same course may be repeated only once for a change of grade.
  • A maximum of three 100- and 200-level courses may be repeated for a change of grade. A maximum of three 300- and 400-level courses may be repeated for a change of grade. Course repeats not used for 100- and 200-level courses cannot be carried forward to 300- and 400-level courses.
  • Re-registration for courses in which a student received a passing grade requires the approval of the student's academic advisor and academic dean.
  • If a course is no longer offered by the university, the provision to repeat the course for a grade change does not apply.

Graduate Students

Graduate students may repeat up to two distinct courses with each course being repeated once. Both grades will be recorded and the grade used in the calculation of the GPA will be the latest recorded. Re-registration to repeat a course may require the permission of the student's advisor, academic unit head, and the associate dean for the Graduate College, and will also require completion of the Graduate Course Repeat Request form or the Academic Probation Contract (Form G702), when applicable. This form must be submitted at the time of registration. The original course grade earned will remain on the student's academic transcript and the last grade issued for the course will be used to compute the cumulative GPA and the program of study GPA.