Students may choose to repeat a course to gain additional knowledge or improve a previous performance. Some exceptions may apply, specifically to health-related programs. Students may be required to obtain approval prior to repeating program courses in these programs from the Dean or Division Administrator. For repeated coursework, the original grade points and units will be excluded from the GPA calculation. Only the repeated points and credits will be included in the GPA, regardless of the previous grades earned. As an exception, should a grade of "W" be earned for a repeated course, the previous grade earned will be calculated in the student's GPA. It is advisable to retake courses in which low grades were earned as students cannot graduate with less than a 2.0 GPA their program.
Blackhawk does not permit a single college-level course to be taken more than three (3) times. Students failing to pass a course after three (3) attempts are required to discontinue the program and designate an alternate program under the guidance of an Academic Advisor. Additional policies exist regarding financial aid (see Financial Aid Standards of Academic Progress policy). Repeating courses may affect financial aid.