Repeat Policy

A student may repeat any of the courses taken at Missouri State University-West Plains. There is no limit on the number of times that a course may be repeated. All attempts at a course and the grades earned (including those resulting in a 'W', 'I' and 'Z') appear on the transcript. The grade from the most recent attempt of a course, unless it is a ‘W’, ‘I’ or ‘Z’, will be the grade that counts in GPA calculations. For example, if a student takes a course four times and gets a 'P', 'B', 'C' and 'W', in that order, then the 'C' would be their official grade that would be used when calculating the student's grade point average. In addition, a course that has been repeated will only be counted once in the student's total credit hours earned.

The repeat policy is applicable to transfer credit as well as credit earned at Missouri State-West Plains. For example, if a student earns a 'C' in a course at Missouri State-West Plains and repeats an equivalent course at another institution, the 'C' will be removed from the calculation of the Missouri State-West Plains GPA. The transfer grade, however, will be included only in the transfer and combined grade point averages. See Grade Equivalencies in the "Transfer Credit Policy" section of the catalog for further information. Students should also be aware that even though a course prefix, number and/or title changes, it is still considered the same course for repeat policy purposes. The office of registration and records maintains the complete listing of course prefix and number changes and should be contacted for such questions.

Students should also be aware that many graduate and professional schools recalculate GPAs taking into account every grade that appears on a transcript.

Students who are receiving financial aid must consider the impact of repeating classes on their eligibility for financial aid for future semesters. While repeated courses are counted when determining a student's enrollment status and annual satisfactory progress, students who fail to progress toward graduation (i.e., by increasing total hours earned) may exhaust their aid eligibility prior to graduation. Repeated courses for a course with a grade of 'C' or better are not eligible to receive financial aid.

Repeat Policy for Dalian branch campus

A course in which a student has received a grade of 'D' or 'F' may be repeated unless such repetition is specifically prohibited or limited in the course description. Any subsequent repetition is made with the permission of the department head and division chair of the division in which the course is to be taken. Each repetition of the course replaces the prior grade(s) in all computations. Each attempt to complete the course will remain on the transcript. A student who repeats a course in which a passing grade has been earned and then receives an 'F' loses credit for the course. With advance permission of the department head and division chair of the division in which the course is taken, a student may repeat a course in which a grade of 'C' or better has been received. A student should be aware that the material covered in "One-Time-Only" and variable content courses may not be offered again or a particular class may be discontinued. In these cases the student may not have the opportunity to repeat the course.