Important things to know before repeating a course


If you earned any grade lower than a C- in a course, adjustments might need to be made to your upcoming semester schedule. Find out what steps you need to take to repeat a course.

It's already time to start thinking about spring registration! Keep in mind that once your grades post for fall, you should double-check your registration to make sure you're meeting pre- and co-requisites for your upcoming summer and fall semester courses.

Hopefully your intended schedule looks great and you don't need to make any changes. However, if you earn any grade lower than a C-, adjustments might need to be made.

All CSE majors have some courses that must be taken sequentially (e.g. PHYS 1301 before PHYS 1302W). You must earn a C- or better (S grades will meet major requirements for Spring 2020-Summer 2021 courses due to COVID-19) for a course to count toward your major requirements, and to move on to the next course in the sequence.

Consult your Four-Year Plan to review all of your pre- and co-requisites. If you need to repeat a course, it is your responsibility to make the necessary adjustments to your schedule - the registration system will not do it for you. Remember that pre- and co-requisites are listed under the course prefix and number on the Four-Year Plan.

If you wish to repeat a course at another institution, you will need to verify it is equivalent to what is offered at the University of Minnesota. The Technical Course Equivalency Guide, Liberal Education Transfer Guide, and Transferology are excellent resources. Additionally, it is important to keep in mind that although getting a passing grade in courses you transfer in from an institution outside the University of Minnesota will get you credit for a course, they will not be calculated into your cumulative or technical GPAs at the U of M.

Finally, be aware that there are limitations to the amount of times you can repeat courses, as well as GPA considerations. It is a good idea to connect with your academic advisor about your situation if you have questions. Advisors can discuss how repeating coursework will impact your overall plan. Feel free to review the policy for repeating courses for more information, or connect with your advisor if you have additional questions.