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Repeating a Class

Rules for Course Repeats - For Courses Repeated Fall 2011 through Summer 2015

Any course repeated Fall 2011 to Summer 2015 will have the following repeat rules apply.  The policy is applied as follows regardless of the catalog year that the student is following, when the student began at UCM, or when the repeat course was originally taken.

Students may repeat courses at UCM regardless of the grade initially earned in the course.  However, the most current grade earned will be the one calculated in the grade point average, even if it is not the highest grade.  

This policy applies to courses taken initially at UCM and then repeated at UCM; courses taken initially at transfer institutions and then repeated at UCM; and courses taken initially and then repeated at the same transfer institution.

For the repeat policy to be implemented, the courses must have the same prefix/number and course content.

Repeated courses will not factor into either the grade point average or earned hours, although all prior grades and credits earned (if applicable) will remain on the transcript as a matter of record.  Students should check with departmental polices regarding course repeats which may be more stringent than the university policy.

The following specific stipulations apply to the above repeat enrollment policy:

1. Courses taken at Central Missouri and then repeated at another institution will have both grades computed into the cumulative grade point average (the UCM GPA is not affected by course work completed at another institution), but the credit (if earned) will only count for the first time taken.

2. Courses taken at two different institutions other than UCM will have both grades computed into the grade point average, but the credit (if earned) will only count for the first time taken.

3. Repeating a course under the pass/fail option will not negate the initial grade received.

4. Credit hours for repeated courses will be counted only once in the number of course hours earned toward a degree.


Changes in 2012 federal financial aid policy allows students to repeat courses that they previously earned a grade of D or higher in only once. Students who repeat such courses for a third (or subsequent) time will not qualify for financial aid for the course and may need to add additional courses to reach 12 qualified credit hours to receive federal financial aid. For more information about financial aid contact the UCM Student Financial Services Office at 660-543-8266.

Those courses at UCM which are allowed to be repeated for additional credit (such as ART 4010, CJ 4000, ISP 4000, many MUS classes, etc.) are excluded from this new federal financial aid policy. If you have a question about your courses, check the course description in the UCM Undergraduate Catalog to check the number of credit hours a course can be repeated.

Rules for Course Repeats - For Courses Repeated Summer 2011 or Before

1.  A student receiving a grade lower than a B in an undergraduate course may repeat the course.

2.  If a student takes a course for the first time at UCM and repeats the course at UCM the higher of the two grades will be utilized in computing the grade-point average; however, the lower grade will remain as a matter of transcript record. The credit for the course will only count once in earned hours.

3.  If a student takes a course for the first time at UCM and then later repeats the course at a different institution, both grades will count in the cumulative grade point average (the UCM GPA is not affected by course work completed at another institution).  This will have less of an impact on grade point average than the grade replacement. The credit for the course will only count once in earned hours.

4.  Courses taken at another institution and subsequently repeated at the same institution are transferred using the same rules applicable for Central Missouri courses - the higher of the two grades will be utilized in computing the grade-point average; however, the lower grade will remain as a matter of transcript record and the credit for the course will only count once in earned hours.

5.  The same course taken at two different transfer institutions will have the grades averaged.  The credit for the course will only count once in earned hours.

6.  A course may be taken more than twice only if a grade of F has been earned both times, unless departmental requirements stipulate otherwise.

7.  If two consecutive grades of D are earned, or if two consecutive grades of F are earned, only the second will be used in computing the grade point average.

8.  If it becomes necessary for a course to be taken a third time, the two highest grades will be averaged into the grade point average.  The credit for the course will only count once in earned hours.

9.  A course may not be repeated for the purpose of raising a grade point average if a more advanced course in a sequence has been completed.  (Example: FIN 2801 is a prerequisite in a sequence to FIN 3801.  A student takes FIN 2801 and earns a D and then takes FIN 3801 and earns a C.  If that student then goes back and repeats FIN 2801 and earns a B, both the D and B will count in their grade point average.  The B will not replace the D.)

10.  Repeating a course under the Pass-Fail option will not negate the initial grade received.

11.  Credit hours for repeated courses will be counted only once in the number of course hours earned toward a degree.

 

Current Repeat Policy (For Courses Repeated Fall 2015 or After)