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Repeated Courses

When a course is repeated, only the higher grade is computed in the grade point average. In most instances, credit may be earned only once for a given course; a repeated course will be designated as such on the transcript. When a course is repeated at another institution, the original SXU grade remains on the transcript and will continue to be calculated into the GPA.

A course in which a grade of D or F was earned may be repeated only once. A course in which a W (withdrawal) was assigned may be repeated only once. The School of Nursing and Health Sciences repeat policy differs from the general policy. Consult the School of Nursing and Health Sciences section of the catalog.

A student who wishes to appeal this repeat policy and take a course for the third time should direct a petition in writing to the Director of Academic Planning at, who will forward the petition to the chairperson of the department of the repeated course. In the written appeal, the student needs to include the reasons why the student was not successful on their first two attempts and also what specific actions the student will take to be successful in this final attempt. The department chairperson makes the final decision. This decision will be communicated to the student via their SXU email.