Course Repeat Policy

Students can only receive credit for a course once. Students are eligible to repeat courses a maximum of five times; however, the same course can be repeated only one time for the purpose of forgiving the grade of the first course. All repeated courses must be taken at Misericordia University. The repeated course will appear on the transcript twice. The original grade will be indicated with an "*" notation on the transcript, and the repeated course will be indicated with an "R" notation. Only the new grade, even if it is lower than the original, will be used in calculating the student's grade point average (GPA). A directed study may not be used as a course repeat without the permission of the chair of the department offering the course and the approval of the college dean.

If a student has repeated a course and receives a failing grade (either "F" or "U"), and is required to pass the course to achieve the degree, he/she may request the opportunity to take the course a third time. This must be approved by the department chair of the program offering the course. The second grade can not be forgiven, and will be calculated into the student’s GPA.

Once a student has graduated, the student's record prior to graduation is not subject to change through this policy.