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article 3—academic policies and regulations

Part 3. Registration, Course Changes, and Withdrawal

§ 3-309 Repeated Undergraduate Courses and Campus Grade Replacement

(a) In General
(1) A student who repeats a subject for which the student has previously received credit (either by class work at the University, or by advanced standing previously allowed for work done elsewhere) does not forfeit the original credit in the event the student should fail the course on the second attempt. Where a course has been repeated, both the original and subsequent grades are included in the average if the course is acceptable toward graduation, but the credit is counted only once. (See § 3‑103 on computation of grades.)
(2) If the course is repeated yet again, all grades received, passed or failed, are counted in the graduation average, except as indicated in § 3‑802 on minimum scholarship requirements for graduation.

(b) Campus Grade Replacement
(1) Undergraduate students may repeat courses for grade replacement according to the following set criteria. If these conditions are not met, the general policy governing repeated courses applies.
(A) Students may repeat for grade replacement up to a total of 4 distinct courses, not to exceed a maximum of 10 semester hours, taken at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
(B) A course in which an academic integrity violation, under § 1-403 of the Code has been officially reported may not be repeated for grade replacement.
(C) A course may be repeated for grade replacement only once.
(D) Courses may be repeated for grade replacement only in those cases in which students received grades of C-, D+, D, D-, or F on the first attempt.
(E) Variable credit courses must be taken for the same number of credit hours when repeated for grade replacement. Special topics courses must be taken for the same topic when repeated for grade replacement.
(F) A student who has been awarded a degree from the University of Illinois may not subsequently repeat a course from that degree program for the purposes of grade replacement.

(2) When a student repeats a course for grade replacement, the transcript is affected as follows:
(A) Both course enrollments and corresponding grades appear on the official transcript.
(B) The first course enrollment on the student's transcript will be permanently identified as a course that has been repeated for grade replacement.
(C) Where a course has been repeated for grade replacement, the course credit earned will be counted only once toward degree and program requirements. In the event that the student should fail the course on the second attempt, the student does not forfeit the original credit (§ 3-309 (a)(1)).
(D) When a course has been repeated for grade replacement, only the grade received in the second enrollment for the course will count in the student's grade point average. In the event that the student should fail the course on the second attempt, while having earned a passing grade in the first attempt, the general policy governing course repeats applies: all grades received, passed, or failed will be counted in the graduation average (§ 3-309 (a)(2)) except as indicated in (§ 3-802) on minimum scholarship requirements for graduation.

(3) Students must register their intent to use the course repeat for grade replacement option by filing a form for this purpose at their college office during the first half of the term (e.g., the first eight weeks of the semester, the first four weeks of the summer session, or the first four weeks of an eight-week course) in which the course is taken.