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Repeating a Course

Repeating a Course

Students normally are limited to two enrollments in a credit course that is not designated as repeatable for credit in the VCCS Master Course File or is not identified as a general usage course. Repeatable courses are listed below under “Course Repeat Exceptions.” General usage courses are those courses numbered 90-190-290; 93-193-293; 95-195-295; 96-196-296; 97-197-297; 98-198-298; or 99-199-299.

For students who were enrolled during any semester or session beginning in Fall 1988 and repeated a course, only the last “A” through “F” grade earned, not the higher of the two grades, is counted in computing the cumulative and curriculum GPA and for satisfying curricular requirements. If the subsequent grade is a “W,” “X,” or “I,” it does not replace the grade earned previously. When a course is repeated and the grade of “F” is earned, all grades, credits attempted, credits completed, and quality points for previous enrollments in that course are no longer applicable. Grades of “W,” “X,” and “I” shall not count as first or subsequent attempts for purposes of GPA calculation. Courses exempt from the course repeat policy (see exceptions) are not affected by this policy; each grade counts.

Repeating a course does not change a student’s GPA for a given semester. A graduate’s curriculum and cumulative GPAs and Honors designations at the time of graduation will remain unchanged if the graduate repeats a course.

Course Repeat Exceptions

Normally, students may enroll a maximum of two times in a credit course that is not a general usage course or a course designated as repeatable for credit. Exceptions to this policy will be considered on a case-by-case basis when a student submits a Course Repeat Request Form (125–013) to the academic division offering the course.

Credit courses that are designated as repeatable for credit in the VCCS Master Course File or are identified as general usage courses may be repeated for credit. Other than the general usage courses, only those courses designed to develop and maintain proficiency in the visual and performing arts, or to meet requirements for certification or recertification in allied health or applied technology fields, may be designated as repeatable for credit. Examples are applied music courses, automotive emissions inspection courses, and theatre workshops. Students will be limited to 10 credits earned through multiple enrollments in the same course.

The following courses are exempt from the two-enrollment limit:

AUT 215, 225, 226
CST 132
EMS 115, 173, 243, 244, 245
GOL 135
MUS 136, 137, 138, 145, 148, 149, 155, 165, 166, 175, 185, 236, 237, 238, 245, 248, 249, 255, 265, 266, 275, 285
PED 160, 161, 163, 164, 166
General Usage Courses: 90, 190, 290; 93, 193, 293; 95, 195, 295; 96, 196, 296; 97, 197, 297; 98, 198, 298; and 99, 199, 299.