Academic Catalog 2024-2025

Slippery Rock University

Repeat of Courses


Students may attempt to improve their grade point average by repeating courses. The most recent grade earned is used in calculating the GPA even if the earlier grade was higher. If a passed course is repeated and failed (or NC), the student will lose both the grade points and credits previously earned. All grades will appear on the transcript. Courses in which a grade was earned at Slippery Rock University may not be repeated at any institution.  A grade of W (withdraw) does not count as an earned grade.

Students who repeat a course must do so using the same grading system under which they originally took the course. For example, a student who originally took a course graded A-F may not repeat the course on a P/NC, P/F, or audit basis. Students may not repeat a course by using any Credit by Examination program if they originally took the course on a graded A-F, P/NC, P/F, or audit basis.

Undergraduate students will be limited to a maximum total of six repeats during their entire SRU academic career, excluding withdrawal grades.

In addition, repeats of a single course will be limited to a maximum of two. This means, no single course may be taken more than three times (excluding withdrawal grades).

The course repeat policy for post-baccalaureate students is the same as the undergraduate student policy.  


Graduate students may repeat a single course only once. In addition, graduate students will be limited to a maximum of two repeats during their entire graduate enrollment. The most recent grade (regardless of whether it is higher or lower) will be the grade used in the student’s CGPA calculation.