Repeating Courses

When a course is repeated, students will receive credit for the course only once. The higher of the two grades earned will be calculated in the GPA. The lower grade will remain on the record with a repeat excluded message. For repeats involving transfer or test credit, please see bullets below.

Note that repeating a course in which a grade of D or higher was earned will not raise the number of earned units once the lower grade has been excluded from calculation.

Students may not make a third attempt of a course except with prior approval. Students must complete a Third Attempt of a Course Petition Form and submit it to the Registrar’s Service Center, Enrollment Services 223, before registering for the course. Grades of W are administrative and are not considered part of the repeated course procedure. However, some Departments restrict the number of times a course may be attempted and in these cases, the W grade will count as a completed attempt.  See: BIOL 221, BIOL 221L, BIOL 222, and BIOL 222L.

  • Courses taken for credit at Towson may not be repeated at another institution and transferred back to Towson.
  • Conversely, if a course is transferred to Towson and subsequently taken at Towson, the transfer credit will be excluded automatically, regardless of the grade earned at Towson.
  • If test credit is granted for a course that is subsequently taken at Towson, the test credit will be excluded automatically, regardless of the grade earned at Towson.