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Academic advisor approval is required for a second attempt of courses in fall and spring. If you wish to retake a course that is not designated as repeatable, you must meet with your academic advisor to discuss how repeating a particular course fits into a realistic academic plan that ensures your timely progress toward graduation.

If you are approved to retake a class, you are NOT permitted to select the grade/pass/no credit (G/P/NC) option for that course, unless the retake is of a previously taken transfer course.

ESL 192, ESL 193, WRT 101, and WRT 102 do not require advisor approval for a second attempt since they are specific required courses.

Fall 2014 course retakes must be processed by the add/drop deadline, 4 p.m. on Tuesday, September 9, 2014.

To request a course retake, you must first have a grade for that course noted on your transcript. If it is a course currently in progress, seek permission after a grade is posted on your transcript unless you have already withdrawn from the course (earning a W).

Permission to retake a course in which you earned a grade of C or better is rarely granted, unless a course grade higher than a C is required in your declared major/minor.

Course retakes do not replace the grade from an earlier attempt; rather, both the original and new grades appear on your transcript and are averaged into your GPA.

If you earned a grade of P, S, or D or better on a first attempt of a course, no additional credit will be earned for future retakes of the same course.

If you wish to take an equivalent course at another institution, seek pre-approval from the relevant Stony Brook department and obtain a Transfer Course Evaluation Form from Academic & Transfer Advising Services in E-2360 Melville Library.

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