Grade Replacement

Winter 2015 GRADE REPLACEMENTSpring 2015 Grade Replacement

The university has enacted a new Grade Replacement Policy for all undergraduate students.  Please read the policy at the bottom of this page or on page 41 in the 2011-2013 Undergraduate Catalog at Catalogs and Schedules.

Students must be registered for the replacement course prior to filling out the Grade Replacement Contract.  Grade Replacement Contracts must be completed on-line on the Registrar's Office website.  The deadline is the last day of the add/drop period for each semester. 

If you have any questions regarding the Grade Replacement Policy, please contact your academic advisor.

Replacement Grade Option

If a student wishes to retake a course for a different grade, he/she can register for the course again as a "Replacement" course.  Although both grades will appear on the student's transcript, the replacement course grade will be  used to calculate the student's University GPA instead of the old grade.  The student receives credit for the course only once.  If the student has already taken the course more than once, the replacement grade will be used in place of the lowest previous grade for the course in order to calculate the student's university GPA.  Students are required to meet with their academic advisors before pursuing a replacement grade.

Conditions and Restrictions

A student must complete the online "Replacement Course" form on the Registrar's Office webpage to indicate that s/he intends the course to be a "Replacement."  This form must be completed prior to the last day of the add/drop period;  otherwise, both the new grade and the old grade will be calculated into the GPA. Once a course is designated a "Replacement " course, the new grade received will replace the old grade, regardless of whether it is higher or lower than the old grade.
The "Replacement" course grade cannot be undone, other than by withdrawing from the course before it is over.  If the student withdraws, he/she cannot register for the same replacement course a second time.
The "Replacement" option can only be pursued once per course, and only for a total of 15 credits.
If a course taken as a writing intensive "W" course is retaken without a "W" designation, the new grade will still replace the old grade for GPA purposes, and the original "W" can still be used to fulfill "W" requirements, as long as the student received a passing grade for the course.
Some SCSU programs may be required to calculate both grades for GPA purposes.  Students are required to meet with their academic advisors before pursuing a replacement grade.
Once awarded a degree, a student may not go back and replace individual courses within that degree.
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