Course Repeat Policies
If you wish to repeat a course, there are several policies
related to grade point average calculation and course-repeat rules that may
apply, depending on the grade you initially received. Please be aware that you
only earn credit once for a course that is repeated.
You may repeat up to 18 units of credit for grade
replacement. This means that for the first 18 units in repeated courses, we use
the better of your two grades to compute your cumulative GPA.
If you earn grades in repeated courses beyond the 18-units
maximum, those grades are averaged with the initial grade(s) you earned.
Individual course repeat limits
- You may repeat an individual course two times (for a total
of three attempts) without a petition.
- To repeat a course for a third time you will need to fill out a Petition for Third Time Repeat
Grade rules related to course repeats
- You may only repeat courses in which you earned
a grade of D or F.
- You may not repeat any courses in which you
earned an A or B.
- You may repeat courses in which you earned a grade
of C if the department or college has received prior approval from Northern
Arizona University’s Academic Standards Committee to allow certain students to
repeat "C" grades for purposes of meeting minimum GPA requirements
for an academic plan.
- If you are allowed to repeat a course in which
you earned a grade of C, the two grades will be averaged.
- You must get approval from the Department or College before you can enroll to repeat a course in
which you earned C.
Possible consequences of repeating
Students need to be aware that repeating a class a second or
third time could affect financial aid or eligibility for certain programs. If
you are receiving financial aid, check with a financial aid counselor about
course repeat rules. If you are a veteran, athlete, international student, or
recipient of tribal funding, there may be additional rules associated with
course repeats. Check with appropriate departments for more information.