Repeating Courses

Some courses are marked “repeatable for credit”, and may be taken multiple times. In general, however, a student cannot re-enroll in a course in which they received a grade of C (or pass) or better.

Undergraduates may repeat courses in which they earn a C-, D+, D, D-, F, No Pass, or W. For an undergraduate to repeat a course more than once requires approval of the student’s college. A grade of W counts as an attempt. Courses in which a C-, D+, D, D-, or F is earned may not be repeated on a Pass/No Pass basis. Courses in which a grade of No Pass is earned may be repeated on the same basis or for a letter grade.

For the first 15 credits of repeated courses, the original grade is excluded from the GPA, and only the grade from the repetition is used. After the 15-credit maximum is reached, all grades are included in the GPA, however, credit is not awarded more than once for the same course. The grade assigned each time the course is taken will be permanently recorded on the official transcript.[Courses graded P (Pass) or C or better may not be repeated for credit. A few courses are labeled “May Be Repeated for Credit”; these are courses in which the course content varies from quarter to quarter. Unlike other courses, grades are recorded and credit is granted for each quarter these courses are taken.]