Repeat Policy

Op3.04-40 Repeat Policy

A student may repeat any of the courses taken at or transferred to Missouri State University. All attempts at the course and the grades earned (including those resulting in a W, I, and Z) appear on the transcript. The grade from the most recent attempt at the course, including the repeat of a Pass/Not Pass grade with a standard letter grade, (though not a W, I, or Z) will be the one that counts in GPA calculations. For example, if a student takes the course four times and gets a P, B, C, and W, in that order, then the C would be their official grade that would be used when calculating the student’s grade point average. Also, a course that has been repeated will only be counted once in the student’s total credit hours earned unless otherwise noted in the course description.

This policy applies to course repeat attempts taken fall 2009 or later. For prior dates, the policy in place at the time the most recent repeat attempt was made is the policy that will apply.

The repeat policy is applicable to transfer credit as well as credit earned at Missouri State. For example, if a student earns a C in a course at Missouri State and repeats an equivalent course at another institution, the C will be removed from the calculation of the Missouri State GPA. The transfer grade, however, will be included only in the transfer and combined grade point averages. See Grade Equivalencies in the “Transfer Credit Policy” section of the catalog for further information.

Students should also be aware that even though a course prefix, number, and/or title changes, it is still considered the same course for repeat policy purposes. The Office of the Registrar maintains the complete listing of course prefix and number changes and should be contacted  for such questions.

Students who are receiving financial aid must consider the impact of repeating classes on their eligibility for financial aid for future semesters. While repeated courses are counted when determining a student’s enrollment status and annual satisfactory progress, students who fail to progress toward graduation (i.e., by increasing total hours earned) may exhaust their aid eligibility prior to graduation.