Guideline A-081


Subject:  Course Repeats

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. Financial Aid eligibility may be impacted by repeating a course.

A student may repeat an individual course no more than one time (for a total of two attempts). Under exceptional circumstances, a student may complete a “course repeat appeal form” and seek permission to be allowed to repeat a course for a second time (for a total of 3 attempts).  The dean of the academic division governing the course will decide whether the student’s circumstances have changed enough to ensure success. All appeals to repeat a course for a third time (for a total of 4 attempts) must be approved by the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Students may have two attempts exempted from course calculations. All attempts after two are calculated into the student’s grade point average (GPA). Grades of all attempted courses will appear on the student transcript.
A course repeat takes place any time a student retakes a course for which that student has already received an C, D, F, or W. Students must seek permission from the Vice President of Academic Affairs to repeat a course with a grade of A or B and should not re-enroll in a course for which they have been assigned a grade of I (incomplete). Courses which are designed to be repeated (e.g. Voice, Guitar, etc.) are exempt from this policy.

Source:  Guidance letter G-140

Approved by: President’s Cabinet November 17, 2015