Repeating Courses

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An undergraduate student may repeat only those courses in which a grade of C-, D+, D, D-, F, or NP was awarded. Such courses may be repeated for letter or passed/not passed grades if the courses are so offered and if the student is eligible for that option (courses applying toward the major may not be taken P/NP). In no case, however, shall an NP grade replace an earlier letter grade in the computation of the grade-point average. A course in which an NP has been received may be repeated on a letter-grade basis if so offered.

Undergraduates who wish to repeat a course more than once (i.e. the third time taking the course) must obtain the prior approval of their college provost or dean at the time of registration. + Information about petitions and petition forms

Degree credit for a course will be given only once, but the grade assigned at each enrollment will be permanently recorded on the transcript.

In computing the grade-point average of an undergraduate who repeats courses in which grades of C-, D+, D, D-, or F were received, only the most recently earned grade and grade points in each course will be used for the first 16 units repeated (unless the new grade is NP). Second attempts of W graded courses will not be added to this repeat total. In the case of repetitions beyond the 16 units, both initial and repeated grades will be used in the computation of the grade-point average. All grades, however, remain a part of the student's permanent record.

Undergraduate students who plan to repeat a UCSB course at another UC Campus, or vice versa, must petition their college to establish the equivalency of the courses prior to the intended repetition. + Information about transferring credit

Undergraduate students must indicate repeats at the time of registration and when adding courses to their study load via GOLD.