How to Repeat a Class
Last Updated: January 27, 2017 8:22:42 AM PST
Find out if you're eligible to repeat a class for credit, and how to do it.
1. Assess your eligibility to repeat a class.
Facts for undergraduates include:
- If you received a D, F, NP, U, or W, you may be able to repeat the class for credit.
- If you earned a D or F in a class, you can only repeat it for a letter grade.
- All grades you earn are recorded on your transcript, but the first 16 units of repeated classes for which you received a D, F, or NP won't be used to calculate your cumulative GPA.
Facts for graduate students include:
- Graduate students must petition in advance to repeat any class for credit.
- If you earned a U, you can only repeat the class for an S/U.
- If you earned a D or F, you can only repeat the class for a letter grade.
- In a case of academic dishonesty, the grades for both the first and the repeated class apply to your GPA.
- Read the Academic Senate policy on repetition of courses.
2. Repeat the class.
- Undergraduates, simply re-enroll in the class. After you complete the class, the Registrar will add the correct code to your transcript.
- Graduate students, you must file a petition and receive advance approval to repeat a class. Pick up a petition from your department or at the Graduate Division.
3. Check your transcript.
- After you complete the class and after grades for that quarter are posted, check your transcript by looking at your Academic History.
- A repeat code at the far right of the class lets you know how your class data has been adjusted.
- Courses which can be taken more than once for credit may not count as a repeat by default.
- If you do not see repeat codes on your Academic History after both classes have been graded contact Academic Records for more information.