Rose-Hulman recognizes that some students may have deficiencies
in their background that may necessitate their repeating certain
named required courses. The Grade Replacement provision allows them
to remedy these deficiencies without grade penalty. It is also
intended to encourage students who have received a marginal grade
(D or D+) in a core course to repeat the course before proceeding
to more advanced work.
Stipulations: If a student receives a penalty
grade (F, D, or D+) in a named course required in the first two
years of the curriculum and repeats the course, then only the
higher grade in the course will be used in calculating the
cumulative GPA. (In effect, the cumulative GPA will be
re-calculated, dropping out the lower grade.)
This procedure may be applied to not more than two named
required courses of the junior-senior curriculum.
- All grades will be recorded; that is, the prior penalty grade
will not be removed from the student's permanent record.
- If the penalty grade was an F, the student must repeat the
course prior to taking any other course for which the repeated
course is a prerequisite.
- Grade replacement cannot be used for a course in which a
penalty grade was assigned for disciplinary reasons.
The student simply registers as usual for any courses for which
Grade Replacement applies. If a student, after registering, finds
that a course must be repeated (e.g., after final grades have been
reported), a Drop/Add Form must be obtained during
the first week of classes in the next term.
Also see Repeating a Course.
Exceptions & Questions: Consult the
Admissions and Standing Committee.
to Rules & Procedures.