University Catalogue

REPEATING COURSES

 

The following policy outlines the rules for repeating courses at Southeastern and details the use of repeated courses in the calculation of the different grade point averages.

  1. A student who has earned a grade of "A" in any individual course is not eligible to repeat the course for additional academic credit or computation of any grade point average.

  2. A student who has earned a grade of "B" or "C" in any individual course may repeat the course one time for credit in order to earn a higher grade. Both the first and second grades earned in the course will be computed in the student's Cumulative Grade Point Average. Only the last grade earned will be computed in the student's Degree Grade Point Average.

  3. Any course in which a final grade of "D," "F" or "WF" has been earned may be repeated as many times as needed until a grade of "C" or better is earned. (A grade of "C" or "B" may then be repeated once. See #2 above).

  4. After the course has been repeated, the last grade earned stands as the official grade. All grades for the course will appear on the student's transcript.

  5. When determining academic standing, campus awards, and honors, all grades appearing on the student's transcript (Cumulative Grade Point Average) will be used.

  6. Southeastern's professional schools and academic colleges may set higher repeat rules regarding admission into specified programs. Policies for admission to and graduation from specific degree programs may be found in the appropriate academic section of this catalogue.

  7. A student who is not eligible to repeat a course for additional academic credit but remains enrolled in this course will receive a grade of NC (No Credit).

Using Repeated Courses in the calculation of the Cumulative and the Degree Grade Point Averages:

 

Grade Point Average

All hours attempted and total quality points will be used in calculating the Cumulative Grade Point Average. Only the Cumulative Grade Point Average will appear on the academic transcript prior to graduation. Academic standing, campus awards, and honors will be determined by the Cumulative Grade Point Average.

Degree Grade Point Average

    • The Degree Grade Point Average reflects only the last grade earned in courses required in the respective undergraduate degree. All prior attempts of courses repeated for credit are disregarded when calculating the Degree Grade Point Average.

    • The Degree Grade Point Average in the major reflects only the last grade earned in all major courses required in the degree.

    • The Degree Grade Point Average on courses taken at Southeastern reflects only the last grade earned in Southeastern courses applicable to the student's curriculum.

    • The Degree Grade Point Average may be used as an alternate to the Cumulative Grade Point Average to determine a student's eligibility for an undergraduate degree. The Degree Grade Point Average is not reported with semester grades, nor does it appear on the academic transcript prior to graduation. It is not used to determine academic standing, campus awards, or honors.