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An undergraduate student may, for the purpose of raising a grade, enroll in a course for credit more than once.  For students receiving a letter grade of A, B, C, D, or F, the course repetition must occur at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.1  All grades earned for the initial and all subsequent attempts will be clearly identified and noted on the student transcript.

Effective for courses taken Summer 2013 or later, only the most recent (last) grade will be calculated in the overall GPA and count toward hours earned.2

This policy will be applied to all transferrable credit in that only the last grade will be used to calculate grade point average.  Only those courses taken at the same institution are considered repeats under this policy.

Effective Summer 2003 through Spring 2013, the repeat policy requires that all earned grades carrying quality point values are to be considered when computing students' grade point averages, including each earned grade in all repeated courses.3  Individual units and departments may establish a limit to the number of times a course can be repeated.  The student needs to check with the parent department of the course before registering for a repeat course.  Only those courses taken at the same institution are considered repeats under this policy.

Effective Summer 1996 through Spring 2003, only the last grade of the subsequently repeated course will count in the grade point average even if the last grade is an F.2  The courses must be from the same institution.

Prior to Summer 1996, all earned grades carrying quality point values are considered when computing students’ grade point averages, including each earned grade in a repeated course.3  Only those courses taken at the same institution are considered repeats under this policy.




1 Effective for courses taken Summer 2017 or later, additional "plus/minus" grades as noted on http://registrar.siu.edu/grades/plusminus.php will be considered in this list.

2 On the student's transcript as it relates to showing repeated courses, the most recent such course during this time period will have an "I" next to it (indicating that it is included in the GPA calculation and the earned hours calculation), while the last prior such course will have an "E" next to it (indicating that it is excluded from the GPA calculation and the earned hours calculation).

3 On the student's transcript as it relates to showing repeated courses, the most recent such course during this time period will have an "I" next to it (indicating that it is included in the GPA calculation and the earned hours calculation), while the last prior such course will have an "A" next to it (indicating that it is still included in the GPA calculation but excluded from the earned hours calculation).