Repeating Courses and Course Retrogradation
Students ordinarily are permitted to repeat courses in which D and F grades were received. The request for permission to repeat a course is to be submitted in letter form to the Academic Advisor. An authorized request to repeat a course form must be obtained from the Advisor before registering in the repeat course. All grades are retained on the permanent academic record. The result of the final attempt in a repeated course is, however, the student’s status in the course with regard to attempted credits, earned credits, and the completion of requirements.
Retrogradation, a corollary of the repeat credit rule under which a student may earn credit once only for a course, prescribes that a student may not move backward from an advanced course to a lower level course and receive credit for both. Any doubtful situation must be decided by the department chairperson or dean involved.