An undergraduate student may repeat only those courses in which a grade of D+, D, D-, F, U, or Not Passed was received. Undergraduate courses in which a grade of D+, D, D-, or F has been earned may not be repeated on a passed/not passed basis. Similarly, a graduate course in which a grade below a B, or a grade of U, was received may be repeated only once and may not be repeated on a S/U basis. Repetition of a course more than once requires approval by the appropriate dean in all instances. Degree credit for a course will be given only once, but the grade assigned at each enrollment shall be permanently recorded.
Only the most recently earned grade and grade points shall be used in computing the student grade point average for the first 16 University of California units that undergraduate students repeat. For graduate students, only the most recently earned grades will be used in computing the student grade point average for the first 8 units of repeated course work. In the case of further repetitions, the grade point average shall be based on all grades assigned and total units attempted.
I need to repeat a course. What do I do next?
Any student, undergraduate or graduate, who wishes to repeat a non-repeatable course, will receive an error message while trying to register. Before registration can occur, the student must receive an override from their major advisor.
If this is your third attempt of the course, you will need to contact your advisor and have the Subsequent Repeat form ready to be approved.
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