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Repeating Courses

Students who meet the prerequisites and all other conditions for enrollment may repeat a course one time. A course may be repeated if the first grade is a B- or lower. The second grade will calculate into the grade point average. All grades earned will be retained on the student's permanent record (aka academic transcript), with repeats indicated. Courses that are dropped or from which a student has withdrawn are not counted as attempted repeats for the purpose of this policy. Credit and grade point calculations for repeated courses are determined by the following rules:

Credit Earned:

i. 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.
ii. The rules below 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.
iii. 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.

Repeated Courses and Grade Point Average (GPA):

i. Courses that are dropped or from which a student has withdrawn are not counted as attempts for purposes of this policy.
ii. A course may be repeated once and only the last grade received will be used in determining the student's grade point average. As stated above, all course attempts with repeats indicated will remain on the permanent record (aka academic transcript), even if not used to determine the grade point average.

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