Loyola University Maryland

Records Office

Repeat/Replacement Courses

For a student planning to repeat a course or to replace one course for another, the following procedure must be followed:

  1. A Repeat/Replacement Form must be obtained from the Records Office or via the web and completed.

  2. The student's advisor must sign the form.

  3. The form must be submitted with the registration request form to the Academic Advising and Support Center (AASC, located in MH 138). Students cannot register for a repeat course via WebAdvisor.

All grades for a repeated course are included with the original grade in the computation of the cumulative QPA. Both the original grade and the new grade appear on the transcript.

Students can replace at maximum two grades during their Loyola career. The grade for the replacement courses replaces the original grade in the computation of the cumulative QPA; however, both the original grade and the replacement grade appear on the transcript. The following options are available to students:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Any grades replaced using the options above are included in the replacement grade maximum (two grades).

Note: Federal financial aid may only be used for one repeat of a previously passed course (D or better). For additional information, contact the Office of Financial Aid (410-617-2576).