Repeating Courses Policy

Custodian of Policy: Registrar

Relevant Minnesota State System Policy:

Effective Date: Fall 2017

Last Review: April 2017

Next Review: 2024


Students who wish to take advantage of the repeated course opportunity to improve a grade must repeat the course at MSUM, with one exception only. MSUM students may register for a tri-college course to repeat a course previously taken at MSUM under current tri-college policies. If a course is completed at MSUM and an attempt is made to repeat the course elsewhere, the credit is considered duplicate and is not eligible for transfer. When a course is repeated at MSUM, all attempts remain on the academic record but only the credits, grades, and related honor points for the most recent attempt will be used in calculating the cumulative grade-point average and credits for graduation. Students forfeit the previous grade no matter what grade is earned when the course is repeated.

Courses taken for regular A-F grades may not be repeated for pass-fail grades.

All course attempts will remain on the permanent academic record. All repeated courses are noted on the transcript to indicate the course was repeated in a following term and excluded from cumulative totals. A student cannot receive financial aid for more than one repetition of a previously passed course.