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Retaking classes

satscholarsatscholar Registered User Posts: 481 Member
edited September 2009 in Florida State University
Hey everyone,

I just wanted to know if it was possible to retake a class and have the new grade like be substituted for the old one? Or is that not possible?

Is there anyway they can just take the grade for the retake and not the old one or something? I heard this somewhere.

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Replies to: Retaking classes

  • satscholarsatscholar Registered User Posts: 481 Member
    Here is what i found out:

    Students may repeat courses in which they received a grade of "D" or "F." Both the original and repeat grades will be used in the computation of GPA but credit for only one attempt will apply toward graduation.

    A student will not be allowed additional credit and/or quality points for a course repeated in which the student originally made a "C–" or better unless the course is specifically designated as repeatable to allow additional credit. If a course listing is followed by a "r" it may be repeated, regardless of grade received, to the number of times or hours stated.

    But im still confused as to what they do.

    Lets just say that i get a D in the future

    And i retake that class again and get an A

    How does that help me GPA wise? Do they count it as

    15 quality points / 3 sems hours


    15 quality points / 6 sems hours

    Are there any special circumstances in which i can go get permission from the Dean to retake classes that might have a C- or better and have the new grade be added to the GPA calculation?
  • sunnyfloridasunnyflorida Registered User Posts: 4,790 Senior Member
    There is no longer grade forgiveness at FSU. Every grade you ever receive for classes taken at the U will be on your transcript. You can repeat a class you received a D or lower in, but you will get credit only one time. Both grades will be factored into the GPA.

    For the D you get 3 points for 3 hours. For the A you get 12 points for 3 hours. This is for the GPA calc. Then they subtract 3 hours from the total hours earned AFTER the GPA is calculated. I am not aware of any classes that can be retaken for a C- or better. And Bright Futures will no longer pay for classes repeated. I can't recall, but there was talk about having to pay out of state fees for repeat classes, but I don't think that change actually occured.
  • sunnyfloridasunnyflorida Registered User Posts: 4,790 Senior Member
    ^^^Addiing that the extra fee does not apply unless the course is being repeated for the THIRD time.
  • parent2nolesparent2noles Registered User Posts: 7,961 Senior Member
    I found the same thing in the Bulletin.
  • S23O5C15S23O5C15 Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
    The late drop policy replaced grade forgiveness in late 2004. Today, I believe you can drop classes as late as seven weeks into the semester (at which point you should know which way your grade is heading), or twelve weeks with a dean's signature.

    Personally, I think late drop is better for the student anyhow. Under grade forgiveness, the class (and grade) would remain on your transcript even though it wasn't factored into your FSU GPA calculation. This meant that graduate schools could see it...and most perform their own GPA calculations.
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