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Repeating Courses

Repeating Passed or Failed Courses for Academic Credit

The official policy is located at: University Policies, Procedures & Regulations Database.

A summary of the policy:

  1. a. Students are allowed to repeat a passed or a failed course once for academic degree or certificate credit. Students should note that course availability and space considerations may preclude the possibility of repeating a course in the session they choose.

    b. When a student is allowed to repeat a course for academic degree or certificate credit, the second grade will be the grade of record and the only grade calculated in the student's grade point average (Major, Cumulative, Sessional and Overall) . A course can be credited only once towards satisfaction of degree or certificate academic credit requirements.

    c. The record of both the first and second time the course was taken will appear on the student's transcript, with the first course designated as 'No Credit Retained'. 1

    d. The restrictions regarding repeating a passed or failed course also apply to cross listed courses and course credit exclusions

  2. The above items do not apply to graduate degree or diploma programs, the BEd degree programs of the Faculty of Education, or the LLB degree program of Osgood Hall Law School.

  3. The above noted legislation is effective September 2004.

1. It should be noted that when a course is repeated, the first instance of the course being taken and the grade that was awarded will continue to appear on the transcript with the designation "NCR" - "No Credit Retained" - added as a qualification beside the grade. The transcript legend will explain that the NCR designation means that neither the course credit nor grade have been included in the calculation of the student's grade point average.

Note: Students who wish to repeat a course for a third or subsequent time must have permission to do so through an academic petition or their Undergraduate Program Director.

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