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Academic Regulations

Repeating a Course

A repeated course is one in which the student received a passing grade (D– or better) but decides to retake the course with the hope of improving the grade. In this case, the student may receive credit for the course only once (exception: music performance and ensembles). Both grades factor into the overall quality-point average, but only the higher grade counts in the student's major (if applicable). There is no limit on the number of times a student may repeat a course, but under no circumstances will the credit be awarded more than once toward graduation. Students who have passed Writing 100 may not enroll in it again as a repeated course. Students may not repeat any physical education course in which they have already earned a P grade. Students must indicate on the registration form if a course is being repeated. A student may retake any course in which the student has received a failing or NC (no credit) grade, with the exception of Introduction to College Life. In this case, both the failing (or NC) grade and new grade are posted to the transcript. Credit is earned only once.