Repeatable courses are defined as courses for which students may earn credit more than once. Courses that are repeatable include research and thesis courses, special topics courses and other miscellaneous courses. Credits are earned each time the course is successfully completed and if the course is taken for a letter grade (A-F), the grade earned is counted toward the student’s term and cumulative grade point averages.
Courses that are not repeatable may be taken more than once, but credit for the class is only given once, while all instances of that course that were taken for a letter grade (A-F) count toward the student's term and cumulative grade point averages (GPAs). For example, if a student completed HIST 117 and received a grade of B, then repeated the course and received a grade of A, both instances would appear on the student's transcript and count toward his/her GPA. As credit cannot be given for the same non-repeatable course more than once, the student would only receive three credits toward his/her degree. Failing grades of F are counted toward both term and cumulative GPAs even though no credit was earned.