If you wish to improve your grade in a course, you may register for an individual course a maximum of two (2) times. Third or subsequent attempts require approval of the academic advisor of your major and the chair of the department offering the course on a Request to Exceed Maximum Course Registration form. Grades of W and CW count in the individual course maximum of two (2) times. Prior learning credits cannot be used to repeat a course.
Effective Spring 2014, while earning an undergraduate degree, the maximum number of overall course repeats is six (6). For the purposes of counting the overall repeat maximum neither grades of W or CW count.
If you have exhausted six (6) repeats, you must either meet with the department of your current major to receive permission to continue in the major or declare a new major. If declaring a new major, you must select a major that can be completed without incurring additional repeats. Be aware that the maximum number of six (6) repeats is not reset with a change of major.
Exceptions to the Repeat Count:
- Regular session courses dropped within the first ten (10) days of the semester are excluded from the course repeat maximum (see the Academic Calendar for drop deadlines for other sessions).
- Courses that can be taken multiple times for additional credit (per the university catalog) are also excluded from the course repeat maximum.
- Practicum, internship, project, thesis, dissertation, independent studies, and student teaching may not be repeated to improve a grade.
- Grades of W (withdrew from the course) or CW (completely withdrew from all classes that semester) are not considered an earned grade.
- Courses repeated at other institutions prior to transfer are excluded from the overall course repeat maximum.
- Repeat maximums in a first undergraduate degree do not apply to a second undergraduate degree. Students completing a second undergraduate degree are allowed a new repeat maximum of six (6) courses.
- Remedial courses (e.g., MATH 015, MATH 025, ENGL 90) are excluded from the registration maximum.
If you repeat a course, only the most recent repeated course may count toward a degree; all grades will appear on the Boise State transcript including grades of W and CW.
Your grade-point average (GPA) is affected by repeating courses. When you repeat a course, both grades appear on your transcript.
Courses repeated prior to Fall 1995 use a grade replacement policy. Only the most recent grade was used in calculating the cumulative GPA.
Courses repeated Fall 1995 through Summer 2001 used a grade averaging policy. Courses repeated will be averaged, using both grades in the calculation of the GPA.
Beginning Fall 2001 and on, courses repeated will use a grade replacement policy. Only the most recent grade will be used in calculation of the cumulative GPA.