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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Course Repeats

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/registrar/repeats.html

Repeating a course is enrolling and retaking the same course. The last course taken will retain its earned credits and be included in the GPA. The previous course (or courses, if the same class has been repeated before), will no longer earn credit and not be included in GPA calculations. Repeating a course is one of the ways that undergraduate students can improve their GPA.

Even though courses are repeated and removed from the GPA, they still are shown on transcripts with their grades. Repeated courses also count as attempted credits and affect a student's completion rate.

Repeat Symbols

The following is an example of how a course that has been repeated at MSU, Mankato will show on an undergraduate transcript:

First Course Occurrence-MATH 113

The parentheses ( ) indicates that both the credit component and the GPA component of a course have been removed from a student's cumulative totals.

DARS First Course Occurence

Second Course Occurrence—MATH 113

The R and / / indicates that the course counts toward earned credits, attempted credits and in the GPA.

DARS Second Course Occurence

The majority of the repeat flags are automatically set by the Office of the Registrar at the end of the semester after grades are posted and before Satisfactory Academic Process (SAPS) is run.

Although every effort is made to process repeats at the end of the semester the course is repeated, there are situations where a repeat flag may be missed. A paper repeat form is available to ensure that the repeat flag will be processed in a timely manner. The repeat form can be accessed at http://www.mnsu.edu/registrar/forms/repeated_course.pdf. This form is available at the Office of the Registrar and at the Campus Hub.

Repeat Policy on number of times a course can be repeated

There is no limit to the number of different courses that may be repeated. However, any particular course can only be repeated twice. In other words, a given course can only be taken at most three times--the first completion of the course and two repeats of that same course.

This policy only applies to courses taken at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Transfer courses can be used in repeat situations, but they are not counted within the total enrollments of a course being at most three (mentioned above).

Students will be prohibited from enrolling in a course at the time of registration if they have already enrolled (includes withdrawals) in the course three times. An appeal process is available by submitting the Course Repeat Appeal Form available at http://www.mnsu.edu/registrar/forms/repeated_course.pdf

Transfer Repeats

Courses that have been repeated at previous schools and are considered direct equivalents will have a repeat flag set at the time courses are transferred in to MSU, M. Courses that do not have direct equivalencies will need to be evaluated by the Department Chair to determine if the courses are considered equivalent. A Repeated Course Form needs to be filled out by the student and submitted to the Department Chair for approval/denial on whether the course is considered equivalent and is approved as a repeat. The repeat form is then submitted back to the Office of the Registrar to have the repeat flag set and to have the degree audit (DARS) updated. The Repeated Course form can be located at http://www.mnsu.edu/registrar/forms/repeated_course.pdf

Courses taken at another school and then repeated at MSU, M will need to have the Repeated Course form submitted to the Office of the Registrar. Department Chair approval is needed for courses that do not have direct equivalencies. The Repeated Course form can be located at http://www.mnsu.edu/registrar/forms/repeated_course.pdf

Courses taken at MSU, M and then repeated at another school need to have the Repeated Course form submitted to the Office of the Registrar. An official transcript (sealed envelope or E-Transcript) is also needed from the school where the course is taken. Department Chair approval is needed for courses that do not have direct equivalencies. The Repeated Course form can be located at http://www.mnsu.edu/registrar/forms/repeated_course.pdf

Repeatable Courses

Courses that are set up to be allowed to take more than one time for credit are not considered "repeats." Examples: Individual Studies, Topics, Internships etc… Check with the department where the course is offered to determine if the course is repeatable.

Undergraduate Repeat Policy

The complete details of the undergraduate repeat policy can be found at: http://www.mnsu.edu/policies/approved/undergraduatecourserepeat.pdf

Questions concerning repeated undergraduate courses should be directed to

Records and Grades   room: WA 132; phone:  389-2577

or Ask a Question-Course Repeats at http://onestop.mnsu.edu/.

Course Repeat-Financial Aid

There is a separate policy on repeating courses for financial aid purposes. For more information, go to: https://www.mnsu.edu/campushub/programs/repeatcourses/.

Course Repeat-Graduate Level

Graduate courses may be repeated but credit for the course is applicable toward the degree only once. However, all grades earned for that course shall be used in calculating the grade point average. For more information, go to https://grad.mnsu.edu/programs/bulletin/info-courses.html or contact the Office of Graduate Studies at 507-389-2321.