Upon receiving a grade of D or F in a course, a student may, after filing an intent to do so, replace the grade by repeating the course. The second grade earned, whether higher or lower, will be used in calculating the grade point average unless the second grade is a W. This policy applies only the second time a course is attempted. Both grades received will be shown on the studentÕs transcript. This policy will apply to a maximum of 10 credit hours at U.T. Arlington. Courses transferred for credit to U.T. Arlington from another college or university may not be repeated for credit. Students must file their intention to replace a grade with the registrar by the Census Date of the semester in which the student is repeating the course. All withdrawals after the Census Date will be considered an attempt, and the initial grade will be used. This policy will not apply to courses that may be repeated for credit nor to courses taken on a pass/fail basis. This policy is not applicable to graduate students and is not retroactive in that a grade in a course taken prior to adoption may be replaced, but a grade earned in a course prior to adoption (fall 1995) may not be used as a replacement. Individual colleges and schools may limit this policy. Students may not apply this policy to grades of D or F which result from disciplinary action.
Students who entered UT Arlington in Fall 2006 are eligible to take advantage of the Grade Exclusion policy. In essence, students may choose to exclude a course grade of a D or F from their cumulative GPA calculation to impact their current Academic Standing at UT Arlington within the restrictions of the catalog policy. The official policy, with this list of limitations, can be found in the Academic Regulations section of the Undergraduate Catalog. Students should read the policy in its entirety and discuss with an Academic Advisor in their major department or the University Advising Center for undeclared students.
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