Repeat (R) Grades

Update to the policy published in the 2011–13 College Catalog, approved by the Educational Policies Committee on April 10, 2012:

R (Repeat)
Matriculated students admitted in Fall 1985 or after and nonmatriculated students registered in Fall 1993 or after may repeat any previously attempted Purchase College course to earn a higher grade at Purchase College. The higher grade will be the only grade computed in the student’s cumulative grade point average (GPA), unless the previous grade was a permanent failing grade resulting from an academic integrity sanction. Please note that students cannot repeat courses that are no longer offered at Purchase College.

  1. A student who wishes to repeat a course must complete and submit a Repeat Course form to the Office of the Registrar during the add/drop period of the semester in which the course will be repeated. This form is available at (under “Forms”).
  2. A repeated course in which the student receives a grade of P, NC, W, or AU does not warrant an R grade.
  3. Grades of W, AU, P, or NC will not be removed from the transcript, even if the course has been repeated.
  4. If the credit value of the course has changed, the repeated course is worth the new credit value.
  5. A student may not receive a grade of R for a course that is repeated by either an independent study or a tutorial.
  6. The Freshman Seminar may not be repeated.
  7. Once the student has successfully complied with all the repeat course regulations, a notation of “(R)” will be inserted next to the original grade.