Academic Catalog

Repeating a Course

Students may repeat certain courses in which their original grades were C-, D+, D, F or FA. Although both the old grade and the new grade will be shown on the permanent record, the grade in the repeated course is the grade that determines the student’s grade-point average and the amount of credit earned for the course. No additional credits will be earned for repeating courses for which credits have already been earned (courses in which a grade of C-, D+, or D was recorded).

Note: The University of Mary Washington does not guarantee that courses will be available in future semesters. When a course is no longer offered, another course will not replace the repeated course.

Before registering to repeat a course, the student should verify that he or she is eligible to do so according to the restrictions listed below. Registration software may not block students from registering for courses when not eligible, but it is the student’s responsibility to adhere to these guidelines regardless of the technical ability to register. Only courses repeated at UMW can improve the student’s grade-point average. If a student repeats and passes (with a grade of C or better) a pre-approved transfer course at another institution that he or she failed at UMW, he or she will receive transfer credits, but the UMW record will still include the credits attempted (and therefore the grade-point average penalty) for the failed UMW course.

Restrictions on Repeating Courses

  1. No course may be repeated more than once.
  2. No more than three courses may be repeated in a single semester, with the entire summer session considered a single semester.
  3. No more than seven courses altogether may be repeated.
  4. No course may be repeated that is a prerequisite for a course that has already been completed.