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G-30-17 Repeat Grade Policy

As a general rule if a student takes the same course twice, whether at COCC or another institution, only one course may be used to satisfy certificate or degree requirements.

INSTITUTIONAL REPEAT POLICY

If a student repeats a course and both courses were taken at COCC, the most recent course will be calculated in the cumulative GPA and applied toward degree requirements. The original course and grade will remain on the transcript, with an "R" indicating it was later repeated. The original course grade will not be used in the GPA calculation for that term or the cumulative GPA calculation. Students may repeat a course as many times as they wish; however, only the original/first course's grade will be excluded from the term and cumulative GPA and only the most recent course will be used toward graduation requirements. There is no limit to the number of courses a student may repeat, unless otherwise stated in specific program requirements.

Courses in music or theater performance, studio art, Cooperative Work Experience and HHP activity classes may be repeated for credit. The grades and credits for such courses will be recorded on the transcript and totaled cumulatively. In some cases, there may be a limit to the number of total credits allowed from those courses when used toward a certificate or degree. There is no limit to the number of courses a student may repeat. If students wish to use the grade repeat policy for music or theater performance, studio art, Cooperative Work Experience and HHP activity classes, they must complete a student petition and submit it to the Admissions and Records office; the course repeat policy will automatically happen for all other coursework.

TRANSFER REPEAT POLICY

If a student has repeat courses in transferred from another institution, the college will use the following criteria to determine which course applies to needed requirements:

  • The most recent COCC course with a grade "C" or better.

  • If both courses came from other institutions, the transfer course with the best grade will be selected.

  • Some degrees and certificates have specific policies on permissible age of transfer courses. Please refer to the applicable Program Description.