A course can be repeated for a second time without permission.
To repeat a course for a third and final time requires the instructor and Dean or Dean’s designee’s permission. For the SoE that would be Associate Dean Dan Burkey, Director of Advising Whitney Losapio, or Associate Director of Advising Mariel Zoni. If you are repeating a course for the third and final time, please use the Repeat Course Third Time form, available here.
IMPORTANT TO KNOW
Any student who is regularly registered* for courses and who satisfies the requirements shall receive credit except that no student shall receive credit for the same course twice, unless it is specifically so stated as in a variable content course. Courses with the same number that cover the same course content cannot be counted more than once for credit. The parenthetical phrases (Formerly offered as…) and (Also offered as…) that follow a course title as a cross reference indicate that a student may not take both the course and the cross-referenced course.
: *A student is regularly registered for a course only if he or she has conformed to all university or college regulations or requirements applying to registration for the course.
A student may repeat a course previously taken one time without seeking permission in order to earn a higher grade. The student may take the course a third time with the permission of the dean of the school or college in which the student is enrolled and the instructor of the course. Under no circumstances may a student take a course more than three times. When a student repeats a course, credit shall be allowed only once.
Furthermore, in the computation of the grade point average, the registered credit and grade points for the most recent taking of the course shall be included in the GPA calculation and the registered credit and grade for the prior taking of the course shall remain on the transcript, but shall be removed from the GPA calculation.
Please understand that if a student repeats a course that was previously passed there can be negative consequences. For example, if a student fails a class previously passed, the student would lose credit for the first, passed, attempt and not earn credit for the second, failed, attempt. Repeating a previously passed course may also have an effect on financial aid. Students considering repeating previously passed courses should consult their advisors and Student Financial Aid Services staff.
When a student repeats a course after receiving a degree, the student’s transcript will indicate a grade, but no registered credit, for the repeated course. The grade and registered credit recorded for the course prior to receipt of the degree shall continue to be included in the GPA and credit calculations.
A student must have department head permission to repeat a course that is listed as a prerequisite or co-requisite for any course that the student has passed. For example, a student who received a D in Chemistry 1127Q and subsequently passed Chemistry 1128Q may not retake Chemistry 1127Q without permission.