Repeating a Course

The policy regarding repeating a course can be found in the Bulletin.

There are a few reasons why you might repeat a course.

Some courses are intentionally designated as “repeatable.” These courses contain a line in their course description that says, “May repeat for credit.” Some academic programs make use of repeatable courses to build skills in an area important to the field.

If a course is not designated as repeatable, you may retake it once, but you will not receive credit for the course twice. Why would you do that? If you do not achieve a grade that is necessary to progress in your program, you might decide to repeat the course rather than change programs. And occasionally, if you feel you did not learn material essential for your progress, regardless of your grade, you might decide to retake the course.

It is important to keep in mind that for non-repeatable courses that you take twice, both grades earned will be calculated into your GPA, but the credits will be added in only once.

It’s a good idea to consult with your advisor before repeating a course.