F-5: Course Repeat

Adoption Date: 12/16/91  |  Revision Date: 05/18/98

Prairie State College shall institute the following two (2) categories to govern course repeats and shall establish a Course Repeat Fee when State funding is not granted. The Course Repeat Fee shall be the average State apportionment rate which shall be applied to each credit hour.

Category I (Funded Repeats)

  1. The College shall provide students who earn less than a C grade the opportunity to repeat a course once (at no additional cost beyond tuition and fees) in order to increase their learning and earn a higher grade. Such students shall not be charged the Course Repeat Fee for the first repeat.
  2. The College shall provide students the opportunity to take courses funded by the state to be repeatable (e.g. PE 101, courses in developmental education, community band/chorus) three times at no additional fee other than regular tuition and fee charges.

 

Category II (Unfunded Repeats)

  1. The College shall provide students who continue to earn less than a C grade, after a second attempt to increase their learning and earn a higher grade, the opportunity to repeat a course a third time. However, during each subsequent attempt, the student will be charged applicable tuition, fees, and the established Course Repeat Fee.
  2. Students who wish to repeat courses funded and approved to be repeatable (from Category I-B) beyond three times may do so for audit, provided there is a seat, but they shall be charged the established Course Repeat Fee.
  3. The College shall provide students who earn a C grade or higher the opportunity to repeat a course once in order to increase their learning and earn a higher grade, but they shall be charged tuition, fees and the established Course Repeat Fee.

In cases where courses are repeated for the purpose of earning a higher grade, all completed courses are to appear in the transcript; however, the later grade for a particular course shall be the only one used in grade point average calculations.