Policy on Repeating Passed or Failed Courses for Academic Credit

Effective the Fall/Winter 2016-2017 session:

    1. Students may repeat a passed or failed course twice for academic degree or certificate credit, for a maximum of three (3) attempts at a course. Students should note that course availability and space considerations may preclude the possibility of repeating a course in the session they choose.
    2. When a student repeats a course for academic degree or certificate credit, the grade of the latest attempt will be the grade of record and the only grade calculated in the student’s grade point average (Major, Sessional and Cumulative). A course shall be credited only once towards the satisfaction of degree or certificate academic credit requirements.
    3. The record of each attempt will appear on the student’s transcript, with the prior attempt(s) designated as 'No Credit Retained'. The grade awarded in the prior attempts will continue to appear on the transcript beside the NCR designation but will not be included in the calculation of the student’s grade point average.
    4. Cross-listed courses and course credit exclusions count as a course repeat and are subject to (c) above.
    5. Students who have been conferred a degree may repeat courses counted towards their degree thereafter as a Non-Degree Student. Such courses will have no impact on the student’s completed degree program or the grade point average on record.
  1. The above items do not apply to graduate degree or diploma programs, the BEd degree program in the Faculty of Education, or the JD degree program in the Osgoode Hall Law School.
  2. The above items do not apply to practicum courses offered in the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree program or practicum courses in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) degree program.