If a student chooses to repeat a course, both grades earned for the course will be reported on the student’s transcript. However, only the repeat grade shall be used in determining the grade-point average.
Students who fail and/or drop a course may repeat the course up to three times. If a fourth attempt is necessary, the student has two options:
- Complete the course at another accredited college or university; or
- Sit out one calendar year and then seek permission from the Vice President for Academic Affairs before re-enrolling in the course.
Students who plan to transfer to a four year college or university should be aware that some institutions may average both the original and the subsequent grades for determining transfer eligibility. Students should check with that college or their Academic Advisor prior to enrolling for a course on a repeat basis.
As long as a student is making satisfactory academic progress, repeating a course for the second time will not adversely affect financial aid eligibility. Consult with a Financial Aid advisor before attempting a course for the third time. Independent study may not be used to repeat a failed course.
The Veterans Administration has specific regulations. Please contact Nathan Looper, VA Coordinator in the Veterans Services office at 760-4151.
The Division of Health Sciences has a policy that if a student is required to withdraw from a course due to unsafe clinical behavior, he or she may not reapply to repeat that course.