Repeated Coursework Policy
Financial aid is awarded to students based on enrollment status. In order to receive most types of federal and state funds a student must be enrolled at least half-time. In order to receive most university funds a student must be enrolled full-time.
Repeated courses may or may not be counted as eligible units towards the student's enrollment status. The Office of Financial Aid may only consider the units for eligible courses when determining a student's enrollment status.
Eligible Repeated Courses
Units for repeated courses can be counted toward enrollment status . . .
- If a student received a failing grade (F) for their original attempt and they are now repeating that course. Multiple repeats can be counted if the student never received/receives a passing grade.
- If a student received a passing grade (D- or higher) for their original attempt and they are now repeating that course for the first time. Only one repeat is allowed if student has already received a passing grade.
- If a student enrolls in a course on a continuing basis (where the same course number is used but the course content changes, e.g. some Music courses).
Ineligible Repeated Courses
Units for repeated courses will not be counted if a student received a passing grade (D- or higher) for their original attempt, has already repeated the course, and is trying to repeat the course for a third time. Only one repeat is allowed if student has already received a passing grade (even if a higher grade is required for Cal Lutheran Graduation purposes (see below)).
Some requirements needed in order to graduate from Cal Lutheran include:
All undergraduate students must complete English 111 with a C- or higher (or have the AP equivalent).
All Psychology majors must complete Psychology 312 with a C- or higher before they can take Psychology 313. Both courses are major requirements to graduate with a BA or BS in Psychology.
- A repeated course (along with the original attempt) will be counted as attempted units towards the maximum time frame in regards to Satisfactory Academic Progress.
- Courses a student withdraws from (and in so doing receives a W on their transcript) are not considered repeated coursework or failing the course.
- If a student is enrolled in courses that do not count toward his/her degree, they cannot be used to determine enrollment status (unless they are eligible remedial courses).