If you were first admitted to ASU in fall 2008 through today, you can repeat any ASU course in which you have a “D” or “E” grade up to 12 hours. You can replace both upper- and lower-division grades, but only up to 12 hours of attempted repeats. For more information about repeating courses, please consult the ASU Academic Catalog.
If you were first admitted to ASU before the fall of 2008, you can repeat any ASU course in which you have a “D” or “E” grade. This is a useful strategy for lower-division classes because after repeating any 100- or 200-level course both classes still appear on your official transcript, but the lower grade is omitted from your GPA calculation. This grade deletion only applies to classes taken at ASU. However, repeating upper-division classes is NOT a useful strategy for improving your GPA because both grades remain a part of your GPA calculation (if you had a “D, you lose the credits for the first attempt if you earn credit on the second attempt). There may be situations where repeating an upper-division course is required of you, but your GPA will always account for both grades. For more information about repeating courses, please consult the ASU Academic Catalog.
If you are uncertain which classes you can repeat, ask your academic advisor. Please be aware that you can only repeat classes one time without a petition. So if you have already taken a class twice and earned a “D” or “E” both times, you would need to petition to request that you be allowed to repeat the course for a third time.
Once you have credit for a course at ASU, you cannot transfer credit for the same course from another institution. For example, if you earned a “D” in COM 100 at ASU, you can retake that course at ASU to replace the first grade; however, you cannot receive credit for COM 100 by taking it a second time at another institution.