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Grade Replacement for Undergraduate Courses

A student may retake a course for a different grade by registering for the course again. Although both grades will appear on the student's transcript, the higher of the two course grades will be used to calculate the student's University GPA. If the student receives the same grade in both semesters, the new grade will replace the old grade and the new grade will be used to calculate the current semester’s GPA.  The student shall receive credit for the course only once.

Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their academic advisors before pursuing a replacement grade. Replacement may be pursued only once per course, and only for a total of five courses. The first five courses retaken will be the ones for which the grade will be replaced. If a course taken as a writing intensive "W" course is retaken without a “W” designation, the higher of the two course grades will be used to calculate the student's University GPA. The original “W” may still be used to fulfill a “W” requirement, as long as the student received a passing grade for the "W" course.

Once awarded a degree, a student may not go back and replace individual courses within that degree. Note that some SCSU programs may require that all grades be used to calculate the student's University GPA.  These conditions are indicated on-line in the Undergraduate Catalog.  

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Southern Connecticut State University
Revised: 8/16/17