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200.18 - Repetition of Course for Grade Replacement

University Group Policy #200.18

I.  Policy Statement

Courses taken at Winston-Salem State University may be repeated only twice. A course therefore may only be taken a maximum of three times. If the policy of a particular academic major or minor is to allow fewer than two repeats of a course, then students in that major or minor are obliged to follow the more restrictive policy of that academic department.

II.    Guidelines

Only courses in which a grade of C- or less was earned may be repeated. The highest grade earned in an approved repeated course is used in computing the grade point average (GPA). Other grades for the same course will be on the record but will not be counted in the GPA. Students are only allowed to replace grades in a maximum of four courses or 16 semester hours as an undergraduate. All attempts at a course count towards Satisfactory Academic Progress and the tuition surcharge.

A student who has audited a course may subsequently repeat the course for credit with the permission of his/her dean. Repeated registration in a course is allowed if the course description so states. A student may enroll only once in a specific course during a given semester. All students must adhere to the policies of their respective programs.

III.     Applicability

This policy applies to Winston-Salem State University students.

Responsible Division: Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Authority: Board of Trustees


  • Amended: September 19, 2014