Office of the Registrar

Repeating Courses

An undergraduate student may repeat any undergraduate course previously taken at UT Tyler if the last grade received in the course was a D or F. Graduate students may repeat courses if the previous grade received was a C, D or F.

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 baccalaureate or graduate 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.

Grade Forgiveness

Note: The Grade Forgiveness policy is subject to the restrictions on repeating courses set forth in the Repeating Courses policy.

A student will receive grade forgiveness (grade replacement) only for three course repeats during his/her undergraduate career, and two during their graduate career, at UT Tyler. Grade forgiveness 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.

A student must file a Grade Replacement Contract with the Enrollment Services Center by the Census Date (see the Academic Calendar for date) of the semester in which the course will be repeated. Failure to file a Grade Replacement Contract will result in both the original and repeated grade being used to calculate overall grade point average. In instances where a course with an original grade of D (C for graduate) is repeated without a Grade Replacement Contract, and the repeat results in a grade of D (C for graduate) or higher, only the credit hours from one attempt may be counted toward the 120 unique credit hours required for a baccalaureate degree (See General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements) or the hour requirements for a graduate degree.

If a student repeats a course for grade forgiveness 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 forgiveness limit and the original grade remains. Students may, on or prior to the Census Date, request in writing to withdraw a Grade Replacement Contract by contacting the Enrollment Services Center.

A student may not exercise grade forgiveness for courses taken at UT Tyler and repeated at another college or university, nor may grade forgiveness be used when a course taken elsewhere is repeated at UT Tyler. The grade forgiveness option may not be exercised to remove a grade awarded in a case of academic dishonesty.

Once the baccalaureate (or other) degree has been awarded by UT Tyler, grade forgiveness may not be used to replace a grade taken before graduation.

*The form used to apply for grade replacement is the Grade Replacement Contract, which is available in the Forms Library.

**Should a student voluntarily withdrawn from a course for which they have filed a Grade Replacement Contract prior to the Census date of the term for which the form was filed, the form will be invalidated and will not be counted toward the student's limit. The same is true if a student has their enrollment administratively cancelled due to Academic Suspension or other reasons.


The policy affects all students repeating courses Fall 2006 and thereafter, no matter when the course being repeated was originally taken. The grade forgiveness limit is not applicable to courses repeated before Fall 2006. Academic standing reassessment for courses repeated within two academic years is effective beginning with the Fall 2015 term, with academic standing reassessments effective only for terms Fall 2013 and more recent.