An undergraduate student has the option to repeat once as many as three different completed courses with only the grade, credit hours, and quality points for the second completion used in computing the student's academic standing and credit for graduation. The limit of three repeat options holds for a student’s entire undergraduate career no matter how many degrees or programs attempted.   

  1. The repeat option may be exercised only the second time a student takes a course for a letter grade, not a subsequent time.
  2. A student may not use the repeat option when retaking a course on a Pass/Fail basis if the course was originally taken for a letter grade.
  3. In order to exercise a repeat option, the course must be taken at the University of Kentucky.
  4. If a student officially withdraws from the second attempt, then the grade, credit hours, and quality points for the first completion shall constitute the grade in that course for official purposes.

A student exercising the repeat option must notify in writing the dean of the college in which the student is enrolled. A student may exercise the repeat option at any time prior to graduation and must be enrolled at UK. Note: The repeat option may not be recognized as improving a student's standing for admission to graduate school or other institutions.

Completed repeat option forms must be submitted to Susan Skees in 421 Barnhart Building or the Center for Student Success in N24 Ag North. Click here for more information and access to the repeat option form.