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Undergraduate students may need to repeat courses in order to meet degree requirements. Ordinarily only grades lower than C- may be repeated. Students who earn a grade lower than C-may repeat a course one time without special permission from their home college office advisor. When a repeat occurs, all grades achieved are recorded on the academic record (noted as repeated), while only the second grade is used to determine cumulative credit and to calculate the GPA.
Students who wish to repeat a course more than once, or repeat a course for which a grade of C- or better was earned, should receive permission from their home college office advisor. If students repeat, the second, and all subsequent grades, will be used to calculate the GPA. Credit earned is based on the final attempt.
Students who register for a course for the third time without first obtaining permission from their home college office advisor may be dropped from the course by their home college office.
Similarly, students who register for a course where a grade of C- or better was earned, without first obtaining permission from their home college office advisor, may be dropped from the course by their home college office.
Transfer/Test Credit Considerations
- Repeating Courses at Another Institution (Original Attempt taken at DePaul)
Students who complete a course at DePaul and who wish to repeat the course at another institution, in order to transfer the course back to DePaul, may do so with permission of their home college advisor. In this case, the DePaul grade will remain in the GPA and credit will be awarded based on the final attempt. This policy applies to DePaul courses where a letter grade was earned including grades of F, FX, IN, and R.
- Repeating Courses at DePaul Where Credit Was Previously Earned in Transfer/Test
When students repeat a course at DePaul where the credit was previously earned through transfer or test credit, the transfer or test course is considered the original attempt and the DePaul course will be considered the repeat. In the exceptional case where students complete the course again at DePaul, all DePaul grades will be calculated into the grade point average with credit based solely on the last attempt.
This policy does not apply to courses that are repeatable for credit.
Special note for federal and/or state student aid recipients who wish to repeat a course: Federal and state financial aid regulations restrict the number of times that a student may receive federal or state financial aid for repeating a course for which credit has been previously earned. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid at DePaul Central to learn about the financial aid impact if you are considering repeating a course for which you have previously earned credit.