Repeating Courses

Students who wish to repeat a course for which they have received a passing grade may do so. The second iteration of the course and its grade will appear on the transcript showing zero credit and will not count in any way toward degree requirements, determination of honors, or grade point average. Occasionally, two courses with different numbers will present material that overlaps in content to a significant degree, and in such instances the rules for repeating a course will pertain if a student wishes to take both courses. Courses that are determined to overlap to a significant degree are identified by the department(s) offering them and are so noted in my.harvard.

Students are normally allowed to repeat failed courses for both grade and credit. Note, however, that the failing grade received when the course was taken the first time remains a permanent part of the College record, and both remain factored into the grade point average.

Courses designated with an “r” (such as 91r) in my.harvard may be repeated for credit without petition.