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Repeating a course

How does repeating a course affect my GPA?

Students who repeat a course that is not repeatable for additional credit, as designated in the Undergraduate Catalog, will only be able to count the last grade earned toward the degree requirements.  But, when a course is repeated more than once, the second grade (first repeat) and all subsequent grades (repeats) are included in the Texas State GPA calculation. 

Only a Texas State course grade will replace a Texas State course grade. Only Texas State courses will be counted in the Texas State GPA. Courses from outside institutions will only be counted in the overall GPA.

Any course that receives a W (withdraw) or I (incomplete) grade will be excluded from the calculation.  If the I grade changes to an IF (incomplete failed) grade, the course will be recalculated and will be applied toward the Texas State GPA.  Courses taken for CR (credit), PR (in progress), or as transfer courses, will not count in the Texas State GPA.

Example 1:

  • Fall 2005 BIO 1430 receives an F, then in Spring 2006 BIO 1430 receives a D
    The F no longer counts in the GPA.

Example 2:

  • Fall 2005 BIO 1430 receives an F, then in Spring 2006 BIO 1430 receives a D, then in Fall 2006 BIO 1430 receives a C.
    The F no longer counts in the GPA, but both the D and the C are counted toward the Texas State GPA.  Only the last grade of C counts toward the degree requirements.

Example 3:

  • Fall 2005 BIO 1430 receives an F, then in Spring 2006 BIO 1430 receives a W, then in Fall 2006 BIO 1430 receives a C.
    The F no longer counts in the GPA, the C is counted as four hours earned toward the Texas State GPA. 

Example 4:

  • Fall 2005 BIO 1430 receives an F, then in Spring 2006 BIO 1430 receives a C, then in Fall 2006 BIO 1430 receives a D.
    The F no longer counts in the GPA, but both the D and the C are counted toward the Texas State GPA.  Only the last grade of D counts towards degree & prerequisite requirements even though the previous grade was higher.

Example 5:

Fall 2008 BIO 1430 at Texas State receives and F. Spring 2009 BIO 1430 at Austin Community College receives a B.
The Fall 2008 BIO 1430 at Texas State F will still be counted into Texas State GPA. Both the F and B will be calculated into your overall GPA. Spring 2009 B counts towards degree requirements.