Only certain courses may be taken twice for credit. Examples are fine art (AR) courses, creative writing (CL/EN 2100), and special topics courses that are specifically designated as such in each department. 

All courses may be repeated if a student needs to (or simply wishes to) earn a higher grade. In such cases, the lower letter grade and credit will not be used in calculating the cumulative grade point average, although a record of the repeated course will remain on the student’s transcript. It is important to note that Directed Studies may only be “repeated” with grade point average adjustments if the exact same project is re-registered. Topics courses may be repeated if the Topics is offered as a new permanent course in a subsequent semester. In both cases, students must contact the Registrar’s Office in order to ensure that the repeat course is correctly coded.