Repeating Courses for Academic Credit
With certain restrictions, undergraduate students may repeat a course to raise the grade. Students do not accumulate graduation credits by repeating a course; a course’s credits apply toward graduation only once, no matter how many times the course is repeated. (“Repeatable” courses are an exception to this rule and are explained further below).
The first two times a course is repeated, only the highest grade is calculated into students’ cumulative grade-point average.
- For example, if a student earns an F, C, and D in successive attempts with a course, only the C will be included in the student’s cumulative GPA.
For the fourth and any subsequent time students complete the same course, the highest of the first three grades AND all subsequent grades are calculated into the GPA.
- For example, if a student earns grades F, C, D, and A in successive attempts with a course, the C and A are averaged into the student’s cumulative grade-point average.
Students should be aware that some academic departments place limitations on repetition of courses for majors and/or minors. Once a degree has been posted, no repeats will be processed for the period used toward the degree.
Transcripts contain an appropriate entry of R indicating that the course has been repeated and the grade-point average has been recomputed.
If a student transfers a course to CSU Pueblo from another institution and then repeats the course at CSU Pueblo, the credit and grade points from CSU Pueblo will remain part of the cumulative hours and grade point average. In addition, if a student takes a course at CSU Pueblo and then transfers the course from another institution, the credit and grade points from CSU Pueblo will remain part of the cumulative hours and grade point average.
Duplicate credit will not be granted.
CSU Pueblo course grades cannot be recomputed using transfer courses.
Individual Courses which may be Repeatable for Credit
Generally courses cannot receive duplicate credit. However, some specified courses may be repeated for credit. These courses are designated by the word "Repeatable" in the Course Description Information section of this catalog. The number after the word "Repeatable" indicates the maximum number of credits that may be used toward degree requirements. The catalog in effect during the completion of the course will determine whether or not the course may be repeated for credit.