Repeat Policy

D/F REPEAT

WVU has a D/F repeat policy for undergraduate students who have not received their initial baccalaureate degree. If a student earns a D or F in a course at WVU or at any school in the WV State System and the course is taken no later than the semester or summer term in which the student completes the sixtieth hour (including any class in which the student earns a grade and transfer classes), the student may “D/F repeat” that course. Hours from the Intensive English Program do not count towards the sixty hours. The course can be repeated only at WVU Morgantown or at one of WVU’s divisional campuses. Students have only one opportunity to improve their original grades under the D/F repeat policy. The new grade becomes the grade that counts toward the student’s cumulative GPA and credit hours for graduation, even if the repeated course grade is lower than the original grade in the course. The D/F repeat policy will be enacted any time an eligible course is repeated.

When a course is D/F repeated, the following procedure occurs:

The original grade is disregarded for the purpose of determining the overall GPA; it is marked as excluded (E) in the semester that the student originally took the course.

The original grade is not deleted from the student’s permanent record.

The second grade is entered on the student’s transcript and marked as included (I) in the semester that the course was repeated.

Grades of Unforgivable F (UF) are not eligible for D/F repeat. Such a failure is indicated on the student’s permanent record by an UF and is calculated in the GPA.

OTHER REPEATED COURSES

Courses repeated, but not eligible for the provisions of the D/F repeat policy, follow this procedure:

The original grade is included in determining the overall GPA. It is excluded from earned or degree hours and is marked with an (A).

The original grade is not deleted from the student’s permanent record.

The second grade is entered on the student’s transcript and marked as included (I) in the semester that the course was repeated.

Courses repeated more than once are handled the same way with the final attempt carrying earned or degree hours. All attempts are used for determining the GPA.

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