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11.14.3 Repetition of a Course/Grade Replacement Policy

Approved by Academic Council on March 11, 1999

General Policy: Ordinarily only a course in which the student receives a C- or lower may be repeated. Any exceptions must be approved by the student's school or college. Once a course is completed (with a grade of C- or higher) the student may not repeat any prerequisites for that course. The grading option, when repeating a course, must be the same as the one used originally.

If the original course or the repeated course is taken at another institution, both the original grade and repeat grade are averaged in the grade point average, although the student receives credit for the units of the course only once.

Beginning in Fall 1999, if the original course and its replacement were taken at Pacific the higher of the grades is included in the calculation of the grade point average although the transcript will include all courses and earned grades. The student receives credit for the units of the course only once. Failing grades as a consequence of an honor code violation will be included in the student’s GPA even if the course is repeated with a passing grade.