Students may need to repeat a course due to a failing grade or if they earned below a C for major or minor requirement. Students who repeat classes will not be able to register online and will need to contact the Office of the Registrar for manual registration. Students who repeat a class will only receive credit for a course once—for the higher grade earned. The Student Information System will automatically remove credit from a lower graded course if that course earned credit (anything above an F). The original grade will always remain on the transcript as it is a part of the student’s academic record, but will no longer factor into the GPA once the credit is removed.
If a student transfers in a course to replace a course at Emmanuel, only the credit, not the grade will be posted, but the lower grade will no longer factor into the GPA.
Students retaking a course that originally earned an F grade, or if the department is approving a different course to substitute for the failed grade, must complete the Credit Deficiency Removal Form to prompt the removal of the credit associated with the lower grade.
Students who repeat courses should factor in any additional credits that may be needed for graduation, as the result of a course repeat is a net zero gain in credits.
Students who earned credit (D or above) for a course but are retaking the class/requirement should refer to the Credit Deficiency Removal/Repeating Courses Policy and understand how a repeated course will impact their total credits completed. Credit for repeated courses will be removed from the initial course attempt on Student Planning if planned or registered, but will not be removed from the transcript until a final grade from repeat is received. Students should factor this into their academic course plan for ensuring enough credits will be taken to meet the 128 minimum credit requirement for graduation.
Students and advisors who wish to confirm the number of credits needed when factoring in course repeats should email email@example.com