Repeating Courses

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.

Additional policies exist regarding financial aid (see Financial Aid Standards of Academic Progress policy). Repeating courses may affect financial aid.