Student TAP Coach - Repeated Course
You may repeat a course and have the course count as part of the minimum full-time or part-time course load for financial aid purposes if you did not previously earn credit for the course.
If you receive an F or a W in a course, you do not earn credit for the course. Therefore, you may repeat courses in which you earned F or W grades and have them count towards full-time or part-time study requirements.
There are certain other circumstances when you may repeat a course and have it count as part of the minimum course load:
- The grade earned is passing at the college but not considered passing in a particular curriculum. For example, you receive a D in a nursing course; D is a passing grade; however, any grade lower than a C in a nursing course is considered a failing grade. Thus, the nursing course in which you earned the D may be repeated as part of the minimum full-time or part-time course load.
- The course can be repeated and credit earned each time, such as certain physical education or language courses.
If you earned a passing grade in a course but want to repeat the course in an effort to improve your grade and overall grade point average, the repeated course may not be counted as part of the minimum course load since you already earned credit for the course.
In addition, with regard to the effect on full-time and part-time status, a repeated course in which you earned a passing grade may not be used to meet the pursuit of program requirement (completing a certain percentage of the minimum full-time or part-time course load in each term an award is received) for maintaining good academic standing. In other words, a course that a college does not require you to repeat in order for you to earn credit toward a degree cannot be considered in determining whether you have satisfied the pursuit requirement for a New York State award.