3010 Course Repeat

Original Date: 6/5/2019 * Last Revision Effective: 1/17/2024
Policy Contact: Senior Academic Officer


Bellevue College allows students to repeat any course to improve their skills, course grade, and cumulative grade point average (GPA). The college removes the original grade from the GPA calculation and inserts a repeat indicator (R) next to the original grade on the transcript. The following rules apply to all instances of students repeating courses:

  • The repeat indicator is applied only to letter grades A-F received in the same course taken at Bellevue College.
    • In accordance with state board regulations, the college uses the highest grade earned when calculating the cumulative GPA.
    • Other colleges and universities may not recognize the course repeat indicator on transcripts. To avoid possible issues, students should check with other institutions prior to transferring their credits.
  • By state regulation and unless otherwise indicated in the college catalog, students may not take a course more than three times.
    • This rule applies to registration in credit-bearing or Adult Basic Education (ABE/ESL) courses, including transferred-in courses.
    • This rule does not apply to non-credit continuing education courses.  
  • The college may place restrictions on students who attempt to take a course more than once.
    • The college may require students who attempt to take a course more than once to participate in student success interventions designed to help students progress towards completion of their academic goals, degrees, or certificates.
  • Students must register for the course they wish to repeat and pay all required tuition and fees.


Student Central: Enrollment Services

  • Responsible for implementation and development of procedures needed for students to access this option.

Academic Affairs

  • Responsible for the development of student success interventions.

Relevant Laws and Other Resources

Revision History

Original 6/5/2019; 1/17/2024

Approved By

Board of Trustees

Last Updated January 18, 2024