Undergraduate | Course Repeat

Scope:  Who is Covered by this Policy?

All undergraduates and prospective undergraduate students.


Undergraduate Course Repeat Policy

A student may repeat any course taken at Miami University for which no credit has been previously earned.  In an effort to encourage academic exploration, the University permits students to repeat a maximum of two for-credit, standard-letter-grade courses taken at Miami University for the first time during the Fall Semester 2012 or thereafter for which credit has been earned.  Students are strongly encouraged to consult with an academic advisor to determine whether repeating a course is advisable. Repeating a course may have an impact on financial aid, insurance, entrance to professional schools, participation in athletics, immigration status, and other matters.

A student may, with the instructor’s permission, audit a course in which credit has previously been granted (see the section of this policy titled “Auditing Courses”).

Repeating For-Credit, Graded Courses

  1. A grade of C- or lower has been earned in the original course.
  2. The original and repeated course remain on the academic transcript. The higher of the two grades for the repeated course will be included in the g.p.a.; the lower grade will be excluded from the g.p.a.
  3. Hours earned in repeated courses count only once toward degree requirements, unless the course has been designated by the department as repeatable.
  4. If the student earns the same or a lower grade in the repeated course, the grade from the original course will remain in the calculation of the student’s g.p.a.; and the repeated course grade will not be included in the student’s g.p.a.
  5. No course substitution is permitted after the first undergraduate degree has been awarded by Miami University.
  6. Once approved, the student’s decision to apply the policy is irrevocable.

After the student exceeds the parameters of this policy, the following Repeat Policy is in effect:

A student may repeat any course for which no credit has been granted. A student may repeat only once for credit a course in which credit has previously been earned. All grades are counted in the cumulative average, but the credit hours earned in the course will count only once toward graduation. This rule does not apply to those courses designated by a department as being repeatable, nor does it supersede the Auditing Courses section on repetition of credit/no-credit courses. A student may, with the instructor’s permission, audit a course in which hours have previously been received toward graduation (see the section of this policy titled “Auditing Courses”).

The academic action status of a student in a prior semester will not change as a result of repeating a course (see the policy “Grades and Scholarship” section “Scholastic Regulations”).

Related Form(s)

Additional Resources and Procedures



Not Applicable.

Policy Administration

Next Review Date


Responsible Officer

Senior Associate Registrar

Legal Authority

Not Applicable.

Compliance Policy


Revision History

Amended July 2018; Edited July 2019

Reference ID

Student Handbook 1.1

Reviewing Bodies

  • University Senate
  • Administrative