A student may seek to improve his/her grade point average by repeating an undergraduate course in which a grade of “D” or “F” was received. The student petitions the Registrar’s office to have the repeat rule (forgiveness policy) applied on his/her records. To apply the repeat rule, the system has been coded to re-calculate the student’s grade point average. Only the grade and grade points received in the final attempt is used in computing the student’s cumulative grade point average if the petition is approved. All attempts for a given course and all grades remain on the student’s transcript.
A graduate student enrolled at Florida A&M University who receives a C, D, or F grade, which fails to meet the requirements of a specific graduate program, may petition the Program Dean or Graduate Director to retake the course. The course must be taken at Florida A&M University (FAMU), unless the course is offered at Florida State University (FSU) under the FAMU/FSU cooperative program and the course must carry the same course number and description. Only the higher grade is used in computing the overall grade point average (GPA) if the petition is approved. Both grades remain on the student’s transcript.