Important Information on Retaking Classes
You may retake any class. However I only recommend repeating courses in which you receive a CD, D, or F because a C is good enough. Before choosing to retake a class, be aware of the following:
The second grade always replaces the first grade. If you retake a class and receive a better grade, this will improve both your semester and overall GPAs. However, you can retake a class and get a worse grade. For example, if you have a D (a passing grade) and retake a course and receive an F (a failing grade), you now have a failing grade in the course and will have to take the class for a third time.
You may only take a class three times. You must receive permission from the Dean of Students Office and your academic advisor to register for a class the third time. If the class that you are retaking is a required class for your program, and you do not pass the class during the third attempt, then you may no longer continue in the program. Below is the link to Michigan Tech’s policy on retaking classes. www.mtu.edu/registrar/students/registration/policies/repeat-course/
Retaking classes you have previously passed may impact your financial aid. Contact the Student Financial Services Center (www.mtu.edu/finaid/) for an evaluation of your situation.
You may retake a class at another school and transfer in the credit. Only a grade of C or better will transfer. A C- or below does not transfer. It is the credit that transfers, not the grade, and so when you transfer in the course it will remove the previous grade from your Michigan Tech GPA calculation.