Academic Policies and Information
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.