Students looking to repeat or replace a course must complete the Repeat/Replacement form and visit AASC to be manually registered for the course.
A student may repeat any course; however, a student will only receive credit once for the course. If a course is repeated, both grades are factored into the GPA. The original grade remains on the transcript, and the repeat course appears with an "R" next to the new grade on the transcript.
Students can "replace" at maximum two grades during their Loyola career. The grade for any replacement course will replace the original grade in the computation of the cumulative quality point average (QPA); however, both the old and the new grade will appear on the transcript. The replacement grade is computed in the cumulative QPA regardless of whether it is higher or lower than the original grade. The semester QPA is not affected if a grade for that semester is replaced by a later grade. Students cannot use the replacement option for courses involving an Honor Code violation.
Students taking a course as a replacement must obtain a Repeat/Replacement Form. The completed form is submitted with the registration request form to the AASC. Students cannot register for a repeat course via WebAdvisor.
Note: Federal financial aid will pay for only one repeat of a previously passed course (D or better). Replacing a course may have implications for financial aid. For additional information, please contact the Office of Financial Aid (410-617-2576).
The following grade "replacement" options are available to students. Please note that any grades replaced using these options are included in the replacement grade maximum (two grades).
First-Year Course Replacement
Fully admitted, degree-seeking first-year students may use the "replacement" option to recover academically. When registering for their second or third semesters, students may replace grades of D or F from courses that they took during their first semester.
Transfer Student Course Replacement
Fully admitted, degree-seeking first semester transfer students, may use the "replacement" option to recover academically. When registering for their second or third semesters, students may replace grades of D or F from courses that they took during their first semester.
Change of Major Course Replacement
Upper-class students changing declared majors may find that major course requirements are significantly different from department to department. These students are permitted to use the "replacement" option to replace grades in major courses from the original major with grades in major courses from the new major.