Grade Replacement

Effective Fall 2013, the Grade Replacement Policy has changed.

Courses repeated under this policy may not be eligible for financial aid. For more information, contact Financial Aid at (970) 351-2502.

Highlights of changes

  • A Grade Replacement Application is required for each course being repeated.
  • The application is required to be submitted once you have registered for the course but no later than the drop deadline of the course being repeated.
  • Grade replacement can only be applied once per course for a maximum of six (6) courses.These limits only apply to courses repeated Fall 2013 or later.

Grade Replacement Application

Grade Replacement will not happen automatically; you must complete a Grade Replacement Application.

  • Applications will not be accepted until you are registered for the course being repeated.
  • Applications must be submitted by the drop deadline of the course being repeated.
  • You will be notified through your Bearmail account only if your application is denied.
  • The grade of the original course will not be removed from the GPA calculation until after the new grade has been submitted at the end of the term, which is also when your academic standing will be updated.
  • Completed applications may be submitted in person at the Office of the Registrar, 3002 Carter Hall, emailed to registrar@unco.edu or faxed to 970-351-1870.

Grade Replacement Policy

  • The Grade Replacement Policy applies to UNC courses that are letter-graded (A-F) where both the current and previous courses were taken at UNC by a fully admitted undergraduate student. The course must not be designated repeatable for credit in the current catalog.
  • Grade replacement can only be applied once per course for a maximum of six (6) courses; these limits only apply to courses repeated Fall 2013 or later.
  • Grade replacement can be used regardless of previous grade earned.
  • The most recent letter grade (A-F) attained for a course repeated under grade replacement will count toward the cumulative GPA, even if the most recent grade is lower than the grade being replaced.
  • All occurrences of a course are recorded on the transcript.
  • Courses are counted one time only in the total credits towards graduation.
  • All credit hours earned for initial and repeated courses will be deducted from the studentís remaining College Opportunity Fund (COF) stipend eligibility hours.
  • Grades earned under a completed degree are excluded from this policy.
  • For more information, contact the Office of the Registrar at (970) 351-2231 or visit Grade Replacement FAQ's.

If you plan to transfer to another academic institution or plan to apply for graduate school in the future, you should be aware of the fact that other institutions may include all grades in the calculation of your GPA for admission to their institution.

If you are receiving financial aid, please be aware of the Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy is separate from the Grade Replacement Policy. Changes in your cumulative GPA and/or deficient hours due to grade replacement will not be taken into account in your financial suspension appeal until you have completed the course. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at (970) 351-2502.

Independent Study (Correspondence) Courses retaken for grade replacement must meet registration, drop and course completion deadlines for the semester the course is repeated.

Effective Fall 2011, the Grade Replacement Policy will take the place
of the Grade Forgiveness Policy.

Effective Fall 2011, all courses that are not designated as repeatable for credit in the course catalog automatically fall under the Grade Replacement Policy. If you repeat a course not designated as repeatable:

  • During the semester in which you retake a course, the letter grades (A-F) for all previous attempts of the course will be removed from your GPA. No form or request for this process is required.
  • Once you have completed the course, the letter grade (A-F) will be counted in your cumulative GPA, even if the most recent grade is lower than the previous grade attained.
  • Courses repeated under this policy may not be eligible for financial aid; for more information please contact Financial Aid at (970) 351-2502.
  • Courses are counted only one time in the total credits towards graduation.
  • All occurrences of a course are recorded on your transcript.
  • All credit hours earned for initial and repeated courses will be deducted from your remaining College Opportunity Fund (COF) stipend eligibility hours.
  • Grades earned under a completed degree are excluded from this policy.
  • Only fully admitted undergraduate students are eligible for grade replacement. Students not admitted to the university who repeat a course that would normally fall under Grade Replacement will not receive additional hours toward graduation, and both the original and the repeated course will be calculated into the cumulative GPA.
  • For more information, contact the Office of the Registrar at (970) 351-2231.

Independent Study (Correspondence) Courses retaken for grade replacement must meet registration, drop and course completion deadlines for the semester the course is repeated.

If you plan to transfer to another academic institution or plan to apply for graduate school in the future, you should be aware of the fact that other institutions may include all grades in the calculation of your GPA for admission to their institution.

If you are receiving financial aid, please be aware of the Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy is separate from the Grade Replacement Policy. Changes in your cumulative GPA and/or deficient hours due to grade replacement will not be taken into account in your financial suspension appeal until you have completed the course. If you have any questions, please contact the Student Financial Resources at (970) 351-2502.

Your academic standing with UNC remains probationary until grades are processed at the end of the semester. If you have questions regarding your academic standing, please contact the Office of Academic Support and Advising at (970) 351-1391.

 

 

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