Students may repeat courses taken at Kent State University subject to the following provisions:
- Students may repeat a course already passed for additional credit if it is identified as repeatable in the course description. Some academic units place a limit on the total number of credits that may be earned in a given repeatable course. For credit limits on specific courses, students should read the course descriptions or consult their advisor.
- Students may repeat for credit any upper-division (30000- and 40000-level) courses they have failed. All grades earned are counted in the cumulative grade point average.
- Students may repeat upper-division (30000- and 40000-level) courses already passed with the approval of the academic dean in order to meet specific graduation requirements; however, the hours earned the second time do not, under any circumstances, count toward graduation. All grades earned are counted in the cumulative grade point average.
- Students may repeat lower-division (10000- and 20000-level) courses, and the university will use only the highest grade in the calculation of the cumulative grade point average. Lower-division course repeat with recalculation is subject to the following provisions:
- The course must be repeated at Kent State University.
- The course must be repeated for a letter grade, including satisfactory/unsatisfactory (S/U), but not pass/fail.
- All grades will appear on the official transcript.
- Only the highest grade received for the course will be used in the calculation of the cumulative grade point average.
- Recalculation of the students’ cumulative grade point average will occur automatically at the end of the semester in which students complete the repeated course.
- All eligible courses will be included in the recalculation.
- Courses taken as part of a completed associate degree may be repeated under this policy.
- All course repeats for recalculation must be completed before conferral of the student’s first bachelor’s degree from any college or university.
- All grades will be counted in determining grade point average for graduation with institutional honors and may also be counted for admission to or progression in specific programs, for admission to graduate programs or for admission to other institutions. These computations are independent of the cumulative grade point average as it appears on the transcript or student grade report.
- Credit for a repeated course will apply only once toward meeting degree requirements.
- The university is not obligated to offer courses so that students can repeat them.
- This policy does not apply to variable content courses that are repeatable for credit, such as a special topics course, individual investigation, practicum, internship, etc.
- This policy was effective with the spring 2008 semester.