Repeated Coursework

Federal regulations limit the number of times an undergraduate student can enroll in the same course and the course’s credit hours be included in determining the student’s enrollment status for Federal Student Aid (FSA) purposes.  Effective July 1, 2016, graduate and professional students are also subject to these regulatory limitations. 

Generally, a previously passed course can be repeated only once and the course be included in determining the student’s enrollment status.

A repeated course can be included in determining your enrollment status under the following circumstances:

  • You have received a failing grade (F) each time you previously enrolled in the course.
  • You have passed the course with a D- or higher grade.  You can attempt the course one additional time.  This repeat limit applies even if on your second attempt you earn a failing grade (F), withdraw (W), or earn a grade that is lower than what is required for your degree program (earned a C-, but a C or better is required).
  • The course is specified as repeatable for degree credit in the UGA Bulletin up to a maximum number of hours as reflected the UGA Bulletin.  For example, MUSI 3190 is a one credit hour course repeatable for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

Your enrollment status for Federal Student Aid (FSA) will be recalculated if you enroll in a course that cannot be included in determining your enrollment status.  This in turn may result in a reduction of your FSA eligibility for the term and a requirement to repay funds disbursed to your account.

Non-federal student aid such as the HOPE Scholarship, Zell Miller Scholarship, UGA and outside scholarships, etc. are not subject to the federal regulations governing repeated coursework.

Some Examples of Repeated Coursework Scenarios:

Term

Grade

Included?

Reason

Fall 2014

W

Yes

First Attempt

Spring 2015

F

Yes

Not Previously Passed

Summer 2015

D

Yes

Not Previously Passed

Fall 2015

D+

Yes

First Repeat

Spring 2016

C

No

Second Repeat

 

Term

Grade

Included?

Reason

Spring 2015

D-

Yes

First Attempt

Fall 2015

D-

Yes

First Repeat

Spring 2016

D

No

Second Repeat

 

Term

Grade

Included?

Reason

Summer 2015

F

Yes

First Attempt

Fall 2015

W

Yes

Not Previously Passed

Spring 2016

D

Yes

Not Previously Passed

Fall 2016

C-

Yes

First Repeat

 

Term

Grade

Included?

Reason

Fall 2014

C-

Yes

First Attempt

Spring 2015

F

Yes

First Repeat

Fall 2015

D-

No

Second Repeat

Spring 2016

C+

No

Third Repeat

 

Term

Grade

Included?

Reason

Fall 2015

D-

Yes

First Attempt

Spring 2016

W

Yes

First Repeat

Summer 2016

C

No

Second Repeat

 

Term

Grade

Included?

Reason

Fall 2014

W

Yes

First Attempt

Spring 2015

F

Yes

Not Previously Passed

Fall 2015

F

Yes

Not Previously Passed

Spring 2016

F

Yes

Not Previously Passed

Fall 2016

C

Yes

Not Previously Passed