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Repeat Coursework Regulations

Repeat Coursework Regulations


The Department of Education has implemented new regulations governing repeated coursework. The regulations have been implemented to improve the pace of graduation completion for students, which in turn should reduce loan indebtedness and preserve grant funding levels.

Below is an outline of important points for this new regulation.

  • Applies to undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Applies to full-time and part-time students.
  • May repeat previously passed course only once. Passing includes grades of A, B, C, D.
  • Exceptions include courses such as Art and Music whereby the content of the course changes, but the course number does not.
  • May repeat failed or withdrawn courses until a passing grade is received.
  • Full-time, for the purpose of determining repeat course eligibility is defined as 12 hours. A student who is enrolled in 15 hours, for example, to include a repeat course will not be impacted because the student is enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours which are not repeats.

Federal financial aid, to include student loans, parent loans, grants and Federal Work study cannot be applied for any previously passed course that has been repeated more than once.