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Repeating UVA Courses

Two essentially different courses offered under the same course number may both be counted for degree credit upon the written recommendation of the Director of Undergraduate Programs in the department concerned. 

Two essentially identical courses, whether under the same course number or not, may not both be counted for degree credit. 

  • If a course is passed and repeated, only the first grade received is entered in the computation of grade point average. However, only the repeated course counts toward the 120 credits required for graduation. Both the original and repeated course, and their grades, appear on the student’s transcript. 

  • If a course is failed and repeated, both courses and grades appear on the transcript, the repeated course with a passing grade counts toward the 120 credits, and both courses are computed in the grade point average. All Fs are calculated into your grade point average.

Transfer Credit and Repeated Courses

If a student repeats a course for which they have transfer credits, only the transfer credits count toward the 120 credits required for graduation. The course repeated at UVA does appear on the student’s transcript but the grade earned does not enter into computation of the grade point average.

Credits

Understand College of Arts & Sciences policy on credits

AP Credit and Repeated Courses

If a course for which AP credits have been awarded is repeated at the University, the AP credits are disallowed. The repeated course is posted, its credits counting toward graduation and its grade included in the computation of the grade point average.

Last updated: June 4, 2024
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