NCU Catalog - May 2016 
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NCU Catalog - May 2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Repeating Courses

A student has the option of repeating the course or enrolling in an alternate course of equal credit (if such an alternate is available) that will meet the degree program requirements. The student’s Academic Advisor must concur with the course request. Whether the course is repeated or an alternate course is taken, the student will be required to pay tuition for the course and to complete all course requirements.

If an alternate course is taken, the grade for both courses will appear on the student’s transcript and both grades will be used in computing the cumulative grade point average.

If a course, other than a dissertation course, practicum, internship, or Comprehensive Examination course, is repeated, the original course grade will be changed to an “R” (retaken). All courses may only be repeated once without prior approval from the Dean or the Program Chair. A denial of a third attempt of a required course or a third failed grade in any course listed on a student’s degree plan as required for graduation will lead to dismissal.

In his/her current program (as defined by the Readmission Policy), a student may utilize the R grade no more than 5 times. After the 5th R grade is posted, all future grades earned will count towards the student’s GPA. For example, should a student retake a course after the 5th R grade has already been posted, the original grade and the grade earned during the retake will both appear on the transcript and be used to calculate GPA.

Exception: Passing grades earned in graduate-level courses that are completed as part of a conferred NCU undergraduate degree will not change to an “R” grade if they need to be retaken to satisfy the minimum grade requirements in an NCU Master’s degree program.