Repeating a Course

You may repeat a credit course. The first level course may not be repeated after you have passed the second or higher level course, except with permission of the department chairperson. All course grades appear on the academic record. In cases where courses are repeated, the official grade will be the last grade recorded, whether it is higher or lower than the original. The official grade earned in the course will count towards your Cumulative Point Average.

Some courses can be repeated for additional credit and, therefore, cannot be repeated for a better grade. (ex. Independent Study, Music Lessons). You should check with the Records and Registration Office prior to repeating a course to see if the course is eligible. Grades of W, WI, or AU cannot be substituted for a previous grade.

Programs such as Dental Hygiene, Massage Therapy, Nursing and Radiological Technology have hundreds of students seeking admission to them. The right to repeat courses in these programs is not automatic. If you fail to complete a course successfully, you may be denied the opportunity to continue in that curriculum. However, you may change to other programs offered by the college and then re-apply for admission to the original program.

Repeating a course previously passed may jeopardize your eligibility for financial aid. Repeated courses cannot be counted toward Satisfactory Academic Progress of Pursuit of Program Requirements unless you are specifically repeating a course as designated by the College degree requirements. You are urged to consult with your academic advisor or counselor before repeating a passed course.

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