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Repeating Courses

Repeating Policy for Undergraduate Students

The following policies apply to ALL courses that may not be repeated for additional credit.

1. The following students are required to follow the new Repeat Policy:

  • All new freshmen who began at UMCP Fall 1990 and after.
  • All transfer students. Exceptions: Students from Maryland Community Colleges who began at UMCP Fall 1990 or later and students attending UMBC's College of Engineering from Fall 1990 through Fall 1991.

2. There is a limit to the number of times a student may repeat a course. Students may have one repeat of any course in which they earned an A, A+, A-, B, B+,B-, C, C+, C-, D,D+, D-, F, P, S, W, I, NGR, or Audit. After the Schedule Adjustment Period they cannot be registered for any given course more than twice. A student's dean's office may grant an exception allowing an additional course repeat. In this case, students must present a plan for successfully completing the course. All attempts will be counted toward the total limit for repeatable credits.
Note: Students may not choose the Pass-Fail option when registering for a course or re-register for a course in which a grade of "I" has been noted.

3. Students may repeat no more than 18 credits. Additionally, if a student withdraws from all courses during a semester, those courses are not included in this limit.

4. The grade point average will include all attempts at a given course that results in a grade of A, A+, A-, B, B+, B-, C, C+, C-, D, D+, D- or F. However, to help freshmen and transfer students adjust to the UMCP campus, the following two exceptions allow for the cumulative GPA to be calculated so that only the higher grade is included:

  • When the repeated course was taken within the student's first semester at UMCP
  • When the repeated course was taken within the student's first 24 credit hours attempted (including transfer credits) or within the semester during which the student reached the 24th credit hour attempted.

5. Any grade earned in prior attempts of a repeated course will appear on the student's transcript, regardless of whether the grade is dropped from, or averaged into, the cumulative grade point average.

6. If a student repeats by transfer a course that was taken before or during the semester in which the student reached 24 credits attempted (including transfer credits) and the transfer grade is higher, then the original grade in the course will be excluded from the G.P.A. calculation. If the course was taken after the semester in which the student reached 24 credits attempted then the original grade remains in the G.P.A. calculation. Special exceptions can be requested by the student's college dean in unusual circumstances. .