Repeating a Course

In general, a student may repeat a course in which a grade of A, B, C, D, P, NP or F has been previously earned. When a course is repeated and a higher grade is earned, the previous grade will be excluded from the student’s cumulative GPA calculation. If the same course grade is earned, the first grade earned chronologically is used to calculate GPA. Please note that all grades remain posted on the student’s official transcript.

If a student is awarded a Fresh Start designation, grades excluded from the GPA calculation will be included for the purpose of determining eligibility for honors or other recognition based on the entirety of the student’s academic career and record of academic performance at the College.

Pass/No Pass courses are not counted toward GPA calculations; therefore, the P/NP option cannot be used when repeating a course in which a previous letter grade was earned.* Credit for courses will be awarded only once in the semester in which the highest grade was awarded, unless the course description specifically states that additional credit may be earned.

Students are responsible for consulting with their program manager or counselor to determine if their specific program has guidelines or limitations for course repetition. Please note that some programs limit course repeats.

Students planning to transfer to another college or university are cautioned that the receiving institution may use all grades earned to compute a GPA for admission purposes. Also, since repeating a course may have an adverse effect on financial aid eligibility, students are urged to consult with Student Financial Aid and Scholarships as well as with a counselor before repeating a course.

*Exception: For students who previously took MATH-0910 and received a letter grade, the new P/NP will replace the previous grade.