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Reuse of Course Numbers

A course number may not be re-assigned to another course having different content until at least five years after the previous course was taught. If no such number is available, the registrar may give permission to reassign the number that has not been used for the longest time. This is to prevent the same course number from appearing twice on a student's record representing two different courses.

Minor editorial changes in title or description do not constitute re-assignment of a course number. "Topics" and other such courses that may be repeated for credit with a change in topic are not subject to this requirement.

In order to assure compliance, the Office of the University Registrar will manage the data entry of course inventory information in the University Information System.

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