If you complete a course or withdraw from a course after the tenth day of classes, you can repeat the course one time. Traditional courses cannot be repeated in the same term, exceptions are select independent studies and courses with different topics.
Students who are requesting a third enrollment should consult their advisor. If the advisor approves their request, the advisor will submit a Third Enrollment Registration Permit Request for the student. The Registrar Service Center will process approved requests and notify the student and advisor when the student is enrolled.
Repeated courses cannot be taken under the Pass/No Pass option.
Beginning with the 2020-2021 catalog, when an articulated course has been repeated at another college or university, that grade will not replace the previous grade earned at ISU nor can it be used to improve the cumulative or major GPA. However, the transfer credit may be used to satisfy a prerequisite, major, minor, or other requirement at Illinois State University.
All previous grades for repeated courses will still appear on your transcript. However, the most recent grade will replace your previous grade in your cumulative GPA calculation. A WX (withdraw) grade is the exception and will not replace your previous grade.
If you are repeating a course to improve your GPA, keep in mind many professional and graduate schools recalculate GPAs to include all courses attempted.
This policy does not apply to courses that may be taken for credit more than once. These "multiple enrollments allowed" courses are exempt from the repeat policy stated above and the grades cannot be replaced. For these courses, a separate grade is recorded for each enrollment, and each grade (A, B, C, D, or F) is counted toward the student's GPA. Later grades will not replace earlier grades for courses of this type.
Only credit hours from your most recent attempt are used toward meeting minimum hourly requirements for graduation.
If you complete a course or drop a course after the tenth day of classes receiving a grade of WX, you can repeat that course once. If you receive 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 you earn 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 your transcript, and the credit hours from only the last attempt can be used toward meeting minimum hourly requirements.
If you are repeating a course to improve your GPA, 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 your advisor.
Your advisor reviews the request and forwards it to the Graduate School. This regulation does not apply to general courses or courses marked as repeatable.