The rules for repeating an Oregon State University course (i.e., any OSU course number) are outlined in Academic Regulation 20. Review the grid below to learn how this regulation handles standard (non-repeatable for credit) courses and recognized repeatable courses at OSU. Review the Frequently Asked Questions below to learn how repeated transfer courses are handled.
Recognized Repeatable Courses
You will see it noted in the Schedule of Classes and in the catalog. See this example below:
Yes, every attempted course taken at OSU will appear on your OSU transcript.
No. This is a risk of repeating a standard (non-repeatable) course. The second attempt is the one that will affect your GPA. Your college or academic unit may, however, include subsequent attempts after the second attempt to meet individual course degree requirements associated with the baccalaureate core/majors/options/minors/certificates/endorsements.
While you can repeat courses that you completed before your degree was awarded, Academic Regulation 20 will not apply. This means that both takes will apply to your GPA. To maximize your efforts at GPA improvement, we recommend repeating courses prior to your degree being awarded. It is best to consult with your academic advisor before making decisions about repeating courses.
No. You may only receive credit once for a standard (non-repeatable) course. Since you passed the OSU course, the transfer course will be excluded from your earned credit count and from your transfer GPA.
You may only receive credit once for a standard (non-repeatable) course. If you passed the OSU course, the transfer course will be excluded from your earned credit count and from your transfer GPA. If you did not pass the OSU course -- and did pass the transfer course -- you will receive transfer credit for the transfer course. The OSU grade still affects the institution and overall GPA; the transfer course grade will affect the transfer and overall GPA.
If the course is a standard course, OSU will only award transfer credit once and will use the highest grade earned. If the course is a recognized repeatable course, you will receive credit for each course up to the total allowable attempts or credit maximum for the course.
Up until Fall 2019, Academic Regulation 25h was enforced via the academic transcript. This meant that any PAC, MUP or ALS credit earned beyond the maximum number of credits that could be applied to a degree was excluded on the transcript. Starting in Fall 2019, this regulation was no longer enforced via the transcript and instead is enforced via MyDegrees. In most cases, credits and grade points excluded, prior to Fall 2019, under this regulation will remain excluded.
Starting in Fall 2019, this regulation was no longer enforced via the transcript and instead is enforced via MyDegrees. In most cases, credits and grade points that were attempted prior to Fall 2019 and that were excluded under this regulation will remain excluded. However, if you repeat a PAC, MUP or ALS course Fall 2019 or later, it is possible for a previously excluded course to become included in your GPA. If this reversal has harmed your GPA, please contact the Office of the Registrar at [email protected].