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Repeated Class Information

The repeat grade policy is designed to increase your BC cumulative gpa.  This policy is often particularly helpful for students just below the 2.0 cum gpa required for degrees and certificates.  It is also helpful for students just below the gpa needed for graduating with honors.

Overview

If you earn an F, D or D+ in a course and then repeat it the college will exclude the lowest grade(s) from the calculation of your cumulative grade point average.

  • On your official transcript an “R” grade identifier will be placed next to the grade(s) no longer factored into the cumulative GPA.
  • If you earn an F, D or D+ grade in a course, you can repeat the same course
  • If you repeat the course and you again earn an F, D or D+ grade you can repeat the course one more time
  • You can take a course a maximum of three times—the original attempt plus two repeats.

IMPORTANT: It is your responsibility to check with each transfer institution you plan to attend to see if they honor the BC repeat grade policy.

Example 1

In ENGL& 101 you earned an F. You repeated the course and earned an A. The F grade will be excluded from calculation into your cumulative GPA.

Example 2

In ENGL 201 you earned an F. You repeated the course and again earned an F. One of the F grades will be excluded from calculation into your cumulative GPA.

Example 3

In ENGL 201 you earned an F. You repeated the course and earned a D+. You repeated the course again and earned an A. The F and D+ grades will both be excluded from calculation into your cumulative GPA.

For more information, please review the college grading policy.

Related links:

Policy 3000: Grading