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Restrictions on repeats for enrolled and classified graduate and certificate students within specific programs,
represent substantive program changes and not exceptions to the repeat policy.
This policy does not count attempted coursework forgiven under the academic renewal process.
Departments and Colleges may not have a repeat policy that is less stringent than the campus policy.
*The default sequence for applying forgiven and averaged grades is to forgive grades for repeated courses that are
eligible (that have not already been repeated once).
If a student is granted permission to repeat a course for the second time (i.e., 3
total attempt), the first repeat
(second attempt) and all additional attempts shall be averaged when calculating the student’s overall grade-point
GRADUATE COURSE REPEAT POLICY AND PETITION
Graduate and Credential Post-Baccalaureate students may file, at the program level, a petition to repeat a course
only if they earned grades lower than a B. Such grades include a B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, D-, F, WU, and NC. This
petition must be submitted and approved prior to enrolling in the course. If program requirements allow for a specific
number of C grades, students should file a petition to repeat those courses if grades earned were lower than a C (C-
, D+, D, D-, F, WU, and NC).
IMPORTANT: Repetition of a “B” or higher grade in graduate or undergraduate courses is not allowed for grade
point average improvement.
Grade Forgiveness is the circumstance in which the new grade replaces the former grade in terms of calculation of
GPA, etc. If a graduate or credential program allows a course to be taken a second time, the first grade shall be
forgiven. Grade forgiveness shall not be applicable to a course for which the original grade was the result of a
finding of academic dishonesty.