Univeristy of Arkansas at Little Rock
Policy Name: Repeated Courses
Policy Number: LR 509.13
Effective Date: August 15, 2011
Most Recent Review Date:
Under certain extraordinary circumstances, the Graduate School will allow graduate students the opportunity to repeat a course that had been previously completed and for which a grade has been assigned. The policy below details when a course may be repeated by a graduate student and certain related implications.
Only under extraordinary circumstances will a student be allowed to repeat a course in which (s)he has earned a grade of C or less, and then, only with the written recommendation of the appropriate departmental chairperson or program director, school director or college dean, and final approval by the Graduate Dean. Each subsequent course repeat must be approved separately. If there have been any changes in course numbers or titles, the student must first obtain the approval of the chairperson of the department offering the course to be assured it is an identical course.
When a graduate course is repeated, the first grade remains part of the record and is computed in the final graduate GPA. Degree credit will only be granted for the course once, and that will only occur if the repeated course grade is a C or better (i.e., a student will lose all degree credit for the course if the repeated course grade is an F). Once a degree has been awarded, no requests to repeat a course will be accepted.
Graduate students are advised to contact the UA Little Rock Office of Admissions and Financial Aid (501-916-3127) to determine the impacts of repeated courses on financial aid.
Approved by: Graduate Council and Faculty Senate
Custodian: Office of the Vice Provost for Research and Dean of the Graduate School