Repeating Courses

Students at OSU are able to repeat courses. There are restrictions depending on two different situations. Students should review the two different situations in which students are permitted to repeat math courses. 

Repeating Courses with a Grade of D, D+, or E


Students who receive a D, D+, or E may be eligible retake their course under Grade Forgiveness. Students who complete their second attempt using Grade Forgiveness will replace the old grade with the new grade in the student's GPA calculation. View the Grade Forgiveness section for more details about repeating math courses under the Grade Forgiveness policy. Students should sign up for the course on their own in BuckeyeLink, and consult their academic advisor to file the Grade Forgiveness Petition with their college. Students who are unable to add the course themselves should request to be added to the course by emailing the Math Advising Office or in person during Walk-in hours

Students who progress to a higher level course and then wish to return to a lower level course will not be given permission. For example, a student who makes a C- in Math 1151, Calculus I, and an A in Math 1152, Calculus II, will not be permitted to retake Math 1151, Calculus I.

Repeating Courses with Passing Grades


Students may wish to repeat courses in which they have received passing grades, C- and better. Students who wish to repeat a course for credit will need to petition the Department of Mathematics for permission. Permission will only be granted for students wishing to repeat the most recent math course. Students who progress to a higher level course and then wish to return to a lower level course will not be given permission. For example, a student who makes a C- in Math 1151, Calculus I, and an A in Math 1152, Calculus II, will not be permitted to retake Math 1151, Calculus I.

Students who are permitted to retake a math course will only be able to use the hours from one of the attempts towards the minimum 121 hour graduation requirement.

Students who wish to repeat a math course which they have already earned a passing grade should submit the Math Registration Petition. Students may request the petition by email.

Note: Students seeking to repeat a high-demand course in which they have already earned a passing grade may not receive permission to repeat the course until students who truly need to take the course have had a chance to enroll.

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