The following information is taken from college policy 3010 Course Repeat.
Does BC Allow Students to Repeat a Course?
- Students can repeat courses to improve their skills, course grade, and grade point average (GPA).
- When students repeat a course, the college places a notation next to the original grade on the transcript.
- The original grade remains on the transcript, but is not included in the GPA calculation.
What Are the Rules for Repeating a Course?
The course repeat sign (R) is used for the same course taken at BC, and only for courses with a letter grade of A – F.
- In keeping with state rules, the college uses the highest grade earned when determining a student’s GPA.
- Other schools may not accept the course repeat notation on a student’s transcript. To avoid problems, students should check with other schools prior to transferring their credits.
Students may not enroll in a course more than three times, unless the college catalog states differently.
- This rule applies to enrollment in credit and Adult Basic Education (ABE/ESL) courses, including courses accepted by the college as transfer credit.
- This rule does not apply to non-credit community education courses.
The Financial Aid Office has other rules for students who wish to repeat a course and receive funding.
- See Program and Funding Limits under Financial Aid: Enrollment and Funding Rules.
Students must enroll for the course they wish to repeat and pay tuition and fees.
What Happens After Repeating a Course?
- Students do not need to earn a higher grade.
- If students earn a lower grade, the higher grade is kept in the GPA calculation and the lower grade receives the course repeat notation.
- If students earn the same grade, the college excludes the original grade from the GPA calculation.
- Requesting the repeat notation
- If the repeated course was originally taken summer 2021 or earlier, please request the repeat notation by submitting the course repeat request form.
- If the coursework (both original and repeat) are taken fall 2021 or later, the system will apply the repeat notation automatically and a request is not needed.
Last Updated August 11, 2022