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Students may repeat any course in an effort to improve grades and/or to improve understanding of the course content. Students are encouraged to seek advice of an academic advisor before repeating courses.

A student may repeat an individual course no more than one time (for a total of two attempts). Under exceptional circumstances, and upon approval of a formal electronic appeal submitted to the Associate Dean of the College or School in which the course is taught, a student may be allowed to repeat a course for a second time (for a total of 3 attempts). A student may not appeal to repeat a course more than a second time.

Both the original grade and the repeated grade(s) will show on the student’s transcript. Both grades will also be calculated in the student’s grade point average (GPA) unless the forgiveness policy is applied. It is the student’s responsibility to notify the Office of the Registrar of his/her applying the forgiveness policy to a repeated course. The process is not automatic. (See Forgiveness Policy in the Undergraduate Catalog). Academic departments and schools may have additional provisions regarding how repeat courses affect the calculation of GPA.

A course repeat takes place any time a student retakes a course for which that student has already received an A, B, C, D, F, P, W, AU, NP, MT or N. Students should not re-enroll in a course for which they have been assigned a grade of I (incomplete) and will not be affected by this policy unless the I converts to a grade of F. Courses which are designed to be repeated (e.g. Independent Study, Special Topics, Music Recital, etc.) are exempt from this policy.

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