Course Repeat

This page explains our course repeat policy, including how repeated courses will impact your GPA, how they appear on your transcript, the number of times a course can be repeated, and other considerations.

Repeat Policy

  • A student who has taken a course for credit or who has obtained a W in a course is permitted to repeat that course once.
  • Students may repeat no more than two courses during their undergraduate careers.
  • Students may not repeat a course more than once.
  • Students may not repeat courses in a designated sequence after taking more advanced courses.
  • Credits: When a student repeats a course, the grades from both attempts are recorded on the transcript, but only the credits from the second attempt are counted.
  • Grading: The two grades (from the first and second attempts) are averaged before calculated in the cumulative grade point average.
  • For Chinese nationals students, the credits for a repeated course will be counted toward their extra 8-extra credits beyond 128 total credits.
Course Repeat FAQs
1. If I receive a grade of A, B, or C, can I repeat the course?

A student who has taken a course for credit or who has obtained a W in a course is permitted to repeat that course once. Students may repeat courses in which a grade of D+, D, D-, F, or a P is earned.

2. Can I take a course for a third time?

A third course attempt will require approval of the relevant Area Head and Dean. Please speak with your advisor first about your rationale for repeating the course.

3. Can I repeat a third course?

A third course repeat will require approval of the relevant Area Head and Dean. Please speak with your advisor first about your rationale for repeating a third course.