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Students exercising the repeat option must consult with their advisor and must notify the Office of the Registrar. A student may exercise the repeat option at any time prior to graduation and must be enrolled at UK.  A student may not use the repeat option when retaking a course on a pass/fail basis if the course was originally taken for a letter grade. A student may use a repeat option when repeating a course for a letter grade if the course was originally taken pass/fail. 

The repeat option may be exercised only the second time a student takes a course for a letter grade, not a subsequent time (excluding audits).

If a student officially withdraws from the second attempt, then the grade, credit hours and quality points for the first completion shall constitute the grade in that course for official purposes. Permission to attempt again the same course may only granted by the Instructor of Record and the dean of the college in which the student is enrolled


Undergraduate Students

A student shall have the option to repeat once as many as three different completed courses with only the grade, credit hours and quality points for the second completion used in computing the student's academic standing and credit for graduation. The limit of three repeat options holds for a student's entire undergraduate career no matter how many degrees or programs are attempted.


Graduate Students

A student may repeat a graduate course and count only the second grade as part of the graduate GPA. This action will be initiated by petition of the Director of Graduate Studies to the Dean of the Graduate School, and may be used only once in a particular degree program or in postbaccalaureate status.