Grade Exclusion and Grade Replacement Polices
Grade Exclusion Policy
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.
It is important to note that courses that have been excluded from the GPA calculation do remain on the academic transcript but cannot be used to satisfy a requirement toward a degree. For instance, if a student chooses to exclude a grade of D from a HIST 1311 course, that student cannot use that excluded course to meet the core requirement for history on their degree plan. Likewise, that course can still be viewed by other academic institutions or graduate programs and could still be considered in their calculations of a GPA.
Grade Replacement Policy
Upon earning a grade of D or F in a course, a student has the opportunity to replace the original grade when repeating the course. Some schools and colleges have restrictions on repeating courses. A grade replacement means that the prior course grade of D or F will not be used in the GPA calculation; however, the first attempt course will remain on the official transcript. If simply repeating a course rather than replacing it, the original D or F grade will continue to be calculated into the GPA. Petitions for grade replacements must be filed in the Office of Records.