Repeating a Course

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With the approval of the academic department offering the course, a student may repeat a course once.

Restrictions may include:

  • Only allowing registration after Period I
  • Only allowing registration after the quarter has begun, or
  • Requiring an Entry Code for a repeat registration

Courses considered to have been taken once include any numerical grade or those with grades I, CR/NC, or S/NS. Withdrawn or dropped courses and courses with X or no grade reported will not count as the first taking of a course.

Repeating a course at University to get a better grade will not replace a lower grade; both the original grade and the second grade will be computed in the grade-point average, but credit will be allowed only once. 

A second repeat (taking a class for a third-or greater-time) cannot be done using MyUW. A second repeat requires the department or the Registrar's Office to register you into the course. Grades in the third or subsequent takings will not be included in the grade-point average (GPA). To register for a second repeat, submit the Registration Transaction Form with the required approvals to the Registrar's Office.

Veterans receiving benefits must receive approval from the veterans coordinator in the Veteran and Military Recource Center before a course is repeated.