Repeat Policy

Students may repeat no more than 18 credits. If a student withdraws from all courses during a semester, those courses are not included in this limit.

Students may not repeat any given course more than twice unless provided an exception from the dean's office. In this case, students must present a plan for successfully completing the course.

Note: Students may not choose the Pass-Fail option when re-registering for a course or re-registering for a course in which a grade of "I" has been noted.

The grade point average will include all attempts; however to help freshmen and transfer students adjust to UMD, the following exceptions allow for the cumulative GPA to be calculated so that only the higher grade is included:

    When the repeated course was taken within the student's first semester at University of Maryland, College Park, or

    When the repeated course was taken within the student's first 24 credit hours attempted (including transfer credits) or within the semester during which the student reached the 24th credit hour attempted. Advanced Placement Exam credits do not count toward the 24 credit count.

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