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Repetition of Course(s) Requirements

Undergraduate Students

If a student completes a course, or drops a course after the tenth day of classes receiving a grade of WX, he or she may repeat that course once. For students receiving a letter grade of B, C, D, or F, the course repetition must occur at Illinois State University and may not be taken under the credit/no credit (pass/fail) option. When a course has been repeated at Illinois State University, the most recent grade (A, B, C, D, F) that the student earns will replace the previous grade in the cumulative GPA calculation. A grade of WX will not replace the previous grade.


The previous grade(s) will not be removed from the student’s transcript, and the credit hours from only the last attempt can be used toward meeting minimum hourly requirements. Students repeating a course to improve their GPA should be aware that many professional and graduate schools recalculate GPAs to include all courses attempted.

Note: Students with permission to repeat a course a second time are to obtain a Registration Clearance Permit from their advisor and bring it to the Registrar Service Center, Moulton Hall 107 with photo I.D.

Graduate Students

If a student completes a course or drops a course after the tenth day of classes receiving a grade of WX, he or she may repeat that course once. For students receiving a letter grade of B, C, D, or F, the course repetition must occur at Illinois State University.

When a course has been repeated at Illinois State University, the most recent grade (A, B, C, D, F) that the student earns will replace the previous grade in the cumulative GPA calculation. A grade of WX will not replace the previous grade.The previous grade(s) will not be removed from the student’s transcript, and the credit hours from only the last attempt can be used toward meeting minimum hourly requirements. Students repeating a course to improve their GPA should be aware that many professional and graduate schools recalculate GPAs to include all courses attempted.

Requests for a third or subsequent enrollment for a course are initiated with the student's advisor. The advisor then reviews the request and forwards it to the Graduate School. This regulation does not apply to general courses or courses marked as repeatable.

Illinois State University

Office of the University Registrar
Normal, IL 61790-2202

Registrar@IllinoisState.edu

Phone: (309) 438-2188

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