PCEC Advising Center
Course Repeat Policy
A student may repeat any course one time. When repeating a course, the grade earned shall be the grade of record, but the grades of all courses attempted will remain on a student’s official transcript. If the course number has changed from the first time the student took the course, a Repeat Grade Form is required and should be submitted to the Records Office.
Students who repeat a course will have only the last grade counted toward their GPA, whether or not the last grade is higher. Grades of I, W, AU, CR, or NC do not replace an earlier grade.
Repeating a course more than once is allowed only with the approval of the student’s academic advisor and the unit. In cases when the course is not in the advisor’s unit, it is required the advisor consult with the unit offering the course and approval is also required from that unit. Students must submit the signed "Repeat Limit Approval" form to Records in order to register for the course they are repeating.
Because several departments have changed course numbers, students and their faculty advisors should determine the current course equivalent to the course taken previously.
Important note: Many undergraduate secondary admission programs and post-graduate professional programs routinely recalculate students’ undergraduate GPAs to include repeated coursework. The inclusion of repeated grades may lower your overall GPA when applying to such programs. Students should consult with prospective programs regarding their policies before applying.
Page last modified January 12, 2015