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Repeating a Class

The information on this page is for undergraduate students only. Graduate students can learn about graduate academic policies in the Graduate Catalog available here.

Rules for Course Repeats - For Courses Repeated Fall 2015 and later

Any course repeated Fall 2015 or later will have the following repeat rules apply.  The policy is applied as follows regardless of the catalog year that the student is following, when the student began at UCM, or when the repeat course was originally taken.

Students may repeat courses at UCM regardless of the grade initially earned in the course.  However, the most current grade earned will be the one calculated in the grade point average, even if it is not the highest grade.  

For the repeat policy to be implemented, the courses must have the same prefix/number and course content. For courses repeated at transfer institutions, the course(s) must articulate to the UCM course that is being repeated.

The previous attempted courses will not factor into either the grade point average or earned hours, although all prior grades and credits earned (if applicable) will remain on the transcript as a matter of record.  Students should check with departmental polices regarding course repeats which may be more stringent than the university policy.

The following specific stipulations apply to the above repeat enrollment policy:

1. The UCM GPA includes only courses taken at UCM; however it can be impacted by courses originally taken at UCM and then repeated at another institution. For courses taken at UCM and then repeated at another institution the UCM GPA is not impacted by the new grade earned but will be affected by the discounting of the original UCM grade earned. Transfer course work does not impact the cumulative GPA.

2. Credit hours for repeated courses will be counted only once in the number of course hours earned toward a degree.

Changes in 2012 federal financial aid policy allow students to repeat courses that they previously earned a grade of D or higher in only once. Students who repeat such courses for a third (or subsequent) time will not qualify for financial aid for the course and may need to add additional courses to reach 12 qualified credit hours to receive federal financial aid. For more information about financial aid contact the UCM Student Financial Services Office at 660-543-8266.

Those courses at UCM which are allowed to be repeated for additional credit (such as ART 4010, CJ 4000, ISP 4000, many MUS classes, etc.) are excluded from this new federal financial aid policy. If you have a question about your courses, check the course description in the UCM Undergraduate Catalog to check the number of credit hours a course can be repeated.

Old Repeat Policies
(For Courses Repeated Summer 2015 or Before)