Repeated Courses

A student may repeat any course in which a grade of 'C-', 'D+','D', 'F', 'XF', 'U', or 'W' was earned.

Students may request to repeat courses in which other grades were received only if there are extenuating circumstances. To request this exception, a Course Repeat Exceptiondocument form must be completed and approved by the student's adviser, the chair of the department offering the course, and the student's Dean BEFORE the end of the first day of classes for that term.  If the form is not completed and submitted to the Registrar's Office by the end of the first day of classes for that term, the student will be automatically dropped from the roster.

The original grade will remain on the student's transcript. The new grade will replace the previous grade when computing the grade point average (GPA). If a student repeats a course and earns a lower new grade, the lower new grade will be used in the computation of the GPA.  If a student withdraws from a course taken as a "Repeat", the original grade earned will be reinstated in the overall GPA calculation.

The University does not guarantee the right to repeat any course. Courses may be deactivated, discontinued, or offered on a different schedule.

Students may not retake courses at another institution in order to raise their UWRF GPA. Transfer credit generally applies toward graduation. However, grades for these courses will not be calculated into your UWRF cumulative GPA.

NOTE:  Athletes should check with their coaches before repeating courses in which a grade of D was earned, as it may affect their athletic eligibility.  Students receiving veteran's benefits may not count in benefit level determination those credits for which grades of D were previously earned.

Faculty Senate Policy passed December 1, 2012 (Motion 2012-2013/69)

If a student withdraws from a course taken as a "Repeat," the original grade earned will be reinstated in the overall GPA calculation.

Athletes should check with their coaches before repeating courses in which a grade of D was earned, as it may affect their athletic eligibility. 

Students receiving veterans' benefits may not count in benefit level determination those credits for which D's were previously earned.

NOTE TO FINANCIAL AID STUDENTS: In accordance with federal regulations, you are not allowed to use federal financial aid to pay for repeated classes in which you previously received a grade of C or higher. If you have any questions on how this could affect your financial aid award, contact the Financial Aid Office.