Repeating Courses

Students pursuing a degree, diploma, or certificate program may request to repeat one or more courses as a result of failing or withdrawing from a class.
  • If required for progression to the degree, students may repeat a course one time for the purposes of improving a grade. If a student achieves a higher grade, that grade replaces the original grade. If a student receives a lower grade, the original higher grade remains on the transcript. If a student does not improve the grade as required, the dean or associate dean of the program may approve a substitute course or a second repeat of the same course. The substitute course does not replace the grade for the original required course; the original course remains on the transcript.
  • Students who fail or withdraw after the Drop/Add period of a required course may repeat that course two times for the purposes of achieving a passing or the required grade. Repeating a course after a post-Drop/Add withdrawal counts as a repeat attempt. If a student fails or withdraws after the Drop/Add period from the same course on the second repeat, the failing grade or withdrawal remains on the student transcript. The dean or associate dean of the program may approve a substitute course.

In contrast, the substitute course does not replace the grade for the original required course; the original course remains on the transcript.

Exceptions to this policy may be granted by the provost.

This policy does not apply to students in special, non-degree status or to students auditing courses.