When am I allowed to retake a course for a grade?
Is there a policy on the number of times I can repeat a course?
Yes. Students can repeat a CS or SWE class once without departmental approval. Taking the class a third time will require department approval for registration. If you are a computer science major, you should meet with your advisor first before contacting the department to request a second repeat.
See also the catalog's policy on termination from the major (AP.5.2.4).
If I receive a C- or D in a course intended to satisfy a prerequisite for a CS course, must I retake that course?
Yes. You must retake any course that is intended to satisfy a prerequisite for a CS course if you do not receive a C or better in that course.
How do I obtain an "Incomplete" if I cannot complete the work for a course?
If you know that it will be impossible for you to complete the requirements, you may request the course instructor to give you an Incomplete. The two of you need to have a clear understanding about what you must do to get the Incomplete changed to a letter grade and by what date that material is to be submitted. A written agreement is sometimes used. In any case, the University deadline is the 9th week of the following Spring or Fall semester. Please be aware by university policy, incompletes are given only under extenuating circumstances, and only when a student has performed satisfactorily in the class up to that point.
What are Academic Action Messages and what do they mean?
The following Academic Action Messages for Undergraduates:
- First Suspension
- Second Suspension
- 13 Credit hour rule
For information about what each of these messages mean, see the Registrar's page on the topic.