When an undergraduate course in which a student has previously earned a “D” or “F” is repeated, the grade earned in repetition will supersede the previously recorded grade. The original grades earned are never deleted from the permanent academic record when a course is repeated; however, such grades are dropped from the calculation of cumulative grade point average.  It is thereby possible to improve a grade point average. Courses for which grades of “C” or better have been recorded may not be repeated.


In compliance with established university policy, failing grades and deficiencies in grade point averages may be removed only by taking work in residence at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Courses may not be repeated at another institution and transferred to this university.


Note: If a student withdraws from a course taken as a “Repeat,” the original grade earned will remain in the overall grade point average calculation. “Departments may designate courses such that class rank should not be considered with respect to registering to repeat a course.”