Repeating Courses: UNO Policy on Grades

Undergraduate Courses

When an undergraduate course is repeated, only the most recent grade will be calculated into the GPA.

  • Letter-graded courses must be repeated for a letter grade.
  • ALL courses and grades will continue to be a part of the student’s permanent record (transcript).
  • When determining eligibility for graduation with honors, every grade awarded is computed into the GPA.
  • Repeats must be completed before a degree is granted. Once a degree is granted, repeated courses will not change the GPA established at the time the degree was awarded.
  • Students may replace grades earned at another University of Nebraska system campus if the articulated equivalent course is taken at UNO. Students should consult with an adviser prior to enrolling in courses at UNO to ensure that the direct equivalent course is taken. Upon completion of the course, either the student or the adviser must contact the Records and Registration Office in 105 Eppley Administration Building, to have the previous grade removed from the GPA.
  • Some courses may be an exception to the University repeat policy due to the type of courses they are. Such courses as thesis, internships, physical activity, special topics or independent study can be taken again for credit without having to remove the first grade.

Undergraduate Courses – Special Exceptions

Some courses, such as Thesis, Internship, Physical Activity or Independent Study may be repeated without removing the previous grade. (A complete list of these courses can be found by clicking on the links below under the heading “UNO Courses That Can Be Retaken Without Removal of Previous Grade.” ) For these undergraduate courses, only grades of F will be removed automatically when these courses are repeated. All other repeats must be done by contacting the Records and Registration Office in 105 Eppley Administration Building and completing the “Removal of Previous Grades” form.

Graduate Courses – General Rule

Only grades of C’s, D’s and F can be repeated, and only the most recent grade will be counted into the GPA.

  • Letter-graded courses must be repeated for a letter grade.
  • All courses and grades will continue to be a part of the student’s permanent record (transcript).
  • Repeats must be completed before a degree is granted. Once a degree is granted, repeated courses will not change the GPA established at the time the degree was awarded.

Graduate Courses – Special Exceptions

For courses such as Thesis, Internship or Independent Study, repeats are subject to the same rules as listed above under General Rule. Repeats in this category cannot be done automatically. Students must contact the Records and Registration Office in Eppley Administration Building 105 and complete the Removal of Previous Grades form.