Graduate Course Repeat Policy

Graduate students may retake up to two courses during a single degree program in order to improve the final course grade(s). The Graduate Course Repeat Petition may be obtained from the forms section of the Graduate Studies website. If the petition is approved, neither the previous course grade nor its earned credit will count toward the student's cumulative GPA or overall credit hours. A single course may be retaken only once and must be completed within two years after the completion of the original course. Tuition waivers may not be used to pay for a repeated course. Exceptional circumstances will be reviewed by the coordinator, chair, dean and the Associate Provost for Graduate Studies. However, students who cannot complete courses in a timely manner as determined by the program may be subject to academic dismissal.

It is important to note that although the initial grade will remain on the student's academic transcript, the overall quality point average will be re-calculated based on the new grade earned for the repeated course.