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Graduate School

Repeating Courses

Students who meet the prerequisites and all other conditions for enrollment may repeat a course.

  • Courses that are dropped, or from which a student has withdrawn, are not counted as attempted repeats for the purpose of this policy.
  • Unless otherwise noted in the course description, credit for any repeated course (including all attempts at EMU and transfer credit granted) will apply only once toward all degree requirements.
  • The rules do not apply to courses (such as Independent Studies) that can be taken for credit more than once. Multiple attempts in such courses are not considered repeats, and all grades received will be used in determining the student’s grade point average.
  • A student who earned a passing grade in a course will lose the credit if he or she subsequently retakes the course and receives an F. If a student receives an Incomplete in the final attempt of a repeated course, the most recent earlier grade is the grade of record until the course work is completed and the “I” is replaced by the new grade earned.
  • A course may be repeated only once and only if the original grade was a B- or lower.
  • The last grade received will be used in determining the students’ grade point average.
  • All course attempts will remain on the permanent record, with repeats indicated, even if not used to determine the grade point average.

 Petition for Modification or Waiver of Graduate School Academic and Administrative Policy

 Instructions on how to use the online petition system can be found under Petitions for Modification/Waiver of Policy


Faculty Resources

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