ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

ACADEMIC POLICIES

Repeating Courses
A student may repeat a given course once for which a C-, D+, D, or E grade was earned. The course must have the same prefix, number, title, and credit hours. The repeated course must be taken at Buffalo State. Only the second grade and those semester hours completed will be used in determining the GPA. A student may not repeat a course for a third time.

All grades remain on the permanent record. Students may not use pass-fail to repeat a course for which a C-, D+, D or E grade was earned. A passing grade will not replace an F or U grade, since F and U are not computed in the GPA. Courses with letter grades above C- cannot be repeated. Courses that were illegally repeated will not be used in computing the cumulative average. Practicum courses may differ. Check with the department that offered the course. Repeating courses affects financial aid. Check with the Financial Aid Office for the current policy.

Once a student has completed a bachelor's degree, a final average for that degree is computed. Courses from that degree may not be repeated, and that final average is not affected by any subsequent coursework at Buffalo State.