Office of the Registrar
Repeating Courses and Grade Replacement
A student may repeat any course previously taken at UT Tyler that would not normally be repeatable for credit if the last grade received in the course meets the criteria for their career level, which is “D” or “F” for undergraduate students and “C”, “D” or “F” for graduate and doctoral students. Repeated courses may not be taken on a CR/NC or P/F basis. Students repeating a single course more than two times may be billed at a higher tuition rate. All grades will appear on the student’s official transcript. Once the degree has been awarded by UT Tyler, a student may repeat a course taken prior to graduation, but the repeated course will not be used to recalculate the grade point average.
Students who repeat a course in which they previously earned credit hours based on a grade of “D” or higher, and earn an additional grade of “D” or higher, without using the grade replacement option (See Grade Replacement policy) may only apply earned credit hours from one course completion toward the 120 unique credit hours required for a baccalaureate degree (See General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements) or the hour requirements for a graduate/doctoral degree.
Students cannot enroll in repeated courses through the myUTTyler Student Center; submission of a Course Repeat / Grade Replacement Enrollment Form to the Enrollment Services Center is required for all course repeats. See the Grade Replacement policy for additional details.
A student may request grade replacement only for three course repeats (See Repeating Courses policy) during his/her undergraduate career, and two during their graduate career, at UT Tyler; doctoral students are ineligible for grade replacement. Grade replacement means that only the last grade earned is used to compute the grade point average. However, all grades will appear on the student’s official transcript. Students must complete a Course Repeat / Grade Replacement Enrollment Form and note the repeated course as “For Grade Replacement” at the time of enrollment.
In cases where a student repeats an eligible course without requesting grade replacement, or has exhausted their available number of “For Grade Replacement” repeats, the student must note the course as repeated “Not For Grade Replacement” on a Course Repeat / Grade Replacement Enrollment Form at the time of enrollment. If a student selects “For Grade Replacement” after exhausting their available grade replacements, the form will be processed as if “Not For Grade Replacement” were selected. For all course repeats using the “Not For Grade Replacement” option, both the original and last grade earned in the course will be used to calculate the overall grade point average.
If a student repeats a course for grade replacement within two academic years of the original attempt, their academic standing for the term in which the original grade was awarded and each subsequent term will be reassessed to account for the exclusion of the original grade from the grade point average. This reassessment will not be conducted for repeats more than two years after the original grade was awarded.
If a student attempts to repeat a course but withdraws and receives an automatic “Q” or “W,” the attempt counts against the grade replacement limit and the original grade remains. Students may, on or prior to the Census Date, request in writing to change their “For Grade Replacement” / “Not For Grade Replacement” selection for a repeated course by contacting the Enrollment Services Center.
A student may not exercise grade replacement for courses taken at UT Tyler and repeated at another college or university, nor may grade replacement be used when a course taken elsewhere is repeated at UT Tyler. The grade replacement option may not be exercised to remove a grade awarded in a case of academic dishonesty. Once a degree has been awarded by UT Tyler, grade replacement may not be used to replace a grade taken before that degree was awarded.
Effective Spring 2017, the policy text listed on this page for Repeating Courses and Grade Replacement supersedes the text listed in the 2016-17 Catalog for the Repeating Courses and Grade Forgiveness policies. Effective with the 2017-18 Catalog the text on this website and in the Catalog will match.