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Course Repeat Policy

University Regulation: Three attempt course policy. Office of the Registrar process: Fourth Attempt Request

Under University regulations, a student may enroll in a non-repeatable course (a course which does not result in duplication of credit) up to three times under University regulations. The Office of the Registrar has instituted a fourth attempt request process which allows a student to petition, if extenuating circumstances exist which were outside the student's control and which caused the student to perform below academic standards, for a fourth and final attempt. Interested students must use the following procedure to request fourth attempt consideration:

  1. Meet with their academic advisor to discuss the appropriateness of and reasons for submitting a fourth attempt request.
  2. Provide their academic advisor with a personal statement outlining why a fourth attempt is being requested, what prevented successful completion of the course after three attempts and a plan that will be implemented to ensure that a fourth attempt will result in successful completion of the requested course. Successful completion is defined as earning a grade that meets degree requirements.
  3. A student's advisor will present a request to the Director of Academic Advising for review. If approved by the College, the Registrar's Office will receive the request and determine its final approval. Fourth attempt approvals are not guaranteed.

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