Course Repeat/Grade Replacement Policy

Students can only receive credit for a course once. Students are eligible for a maximum of five grade replacements. However, the same course can be repeated only one time for the purpose of grade replacement. The student must indicate his/her intention of replacing the old grade with the new one by filing the appropriate form with the registrar at registration. All grade replacement courses must be taken at Misericordia University. The repeated course will appear on the transcript twice. The original grade will be indicated with an "R*" next to the original grade. Only the new grade, even if it is lower than the original, will be used in calculating the student's grade point average (GPA). A directed study may not be used as a grade replacement without the permission of the chair of the department offering the course and the approval of the college dean.

If a student has grade replaced a course and receives a second unacceptable grade, and is required to pass the course to achieve the degree, he/she may request the opportunity to take the course a third time. This must be approved by the department chair of the program offering the course. The second unacceptable grade will remain on the student’s transcript and be calculated into the student’s GPA.

Once a student has graduated, the student's record prior to graduation is not subject to change through this policy.