Among recent changes to the Graduate Catalog is the possibility for Graduate Students to repeat some courses. Our department has adopted the new Graduate School policy:
A graduate student may repeat up to two courses in which they earned a grade of D or F.
- The decision to repeat a course is made between the student and the advisor / major professor.
- Each course may only be repeated once.
- The original and repeat grades will be included in the calculation of the cumulative grade point average (GPA).
- Credit hours will only be counted once towards meeting degree/program requirements.
Approval Process: To re-enroll in a class in order to improve an earned grade, the graduate student must complete a petition for consideration by the Dean of the Graduate School.
For more on this, see the current Graduate Catalog: http://catalog.utk.edu/content.php?catoid=25&navoid=3185#repeating_courses