Graduate School students who repeat a course, may do so under certain conditions:
- The repeated course is taken at Marquette.
- The repeated course is identical to the original course in subject, catalog number, title, subtitle and credits.
- The repeated course is graded with the same grading options as the original, i.e., students may not exercise a different grading option for a repeated course, unless it is now a required grading scheme.
- A course in which a failing grade is earned may be repeated only once.
>A failing grade is defined as any grade that is unacceptable to be counted towards degree completion. Thus, while the Graduate School’s definition of a minimally acceptable grade is “C”, some departments will not accept a grade below a B or BC. In those cases, the department-defined minimally acceptable grade will be used to define a passing grade for students in those programs.
- Once a passing grade is earned in a course, the course may not be repeated.
- There are certain courses that may be repeated and are exempt from this policy. Examples are thesis and dissertation courses, independent study courses, topics courses, internship and clinical courses, UWM and MCW exchange courses, and most continuation courses.
- If a student repeats a course that was transferred to Marquette, only the Marquette course/grade will be reflected in the total credits earned.
Should a student need to take a course more than once, other than those referenced in item #6 above, a Request Permission to Repeat a Course form must be filed in the Graduate School for all courses being repeated that term.
This request will only be approved if the student has not earned a passing grade in the course per Graduate School standards.
Additionally, the following policy defines the calculation of cumulative GPA and credit totals:
- All courses taken while a student is in a graduate career and pursuing a specific degree/program combination will be included in the calculation of a student’s cumulative GPA.
- When a course is repeated in an effort to earn a passing grade, both grades will be included in the calculation of the student’s cumulative GPA.
- An “F” grade will have a strong negative effect on a student’s term and cumulative GPAs. Nothing in this policy will alter the normal end-of-term academic review process, which may result in the student being placed on probation or being considered for disenrollment.