Repetition of Courses Policy

When used strategically, the Repetition of Courses Policy can help to improve your GPA more quickly than taking brand new courses.

Students may repeat a total of 28 units maximum (16 units of Grade Forgiveness and 12 units of Grade Averaging) for courses where a grade of “C-“ or below was earned. A single course may be repeated twice, for a total of 3 attempts maximum.

As of Fall 2016 the application of the repeat policy was automated.  At the end of each semester after grades are posted to student records a program is run to apply repeat policy to courses that have been repeated in that semester.

The original and repeated courses must be taken here at CSUF.

Before repeating a course, ask yourself some questions:

  • Is successful completion of this course required for my major or GEs?
  • Will I be changing my major?
  • Will I be more likely to earn a passing grade this time around?
  • If I am using Financial Aid, will the tuition for the repeated course be covered?
    • Be sure to consult with the Financial Aid department before repeating courses, if you are currently receiving financial aid (University Hall 146, 657-278-3125).