Published: May 13, 2021 By

Who Received This Email?
We sent this email at 3:50 p.m. on Thursday, May 13, 2021, to students who completed and repeated the same course between Spring 2020 and Spring 2021, and would have been eligible for grade replacement.

Dear [first],

According to our records, you were eligible to apply for grade replacement for the following course, but didn't do so:

[Course info]

Most recent attempt: [semester]

What's Changed in Your Record

We've applied grade replacement to the above course on your behalf in order to equitably apply the temporary grade replacement policy adjustment announced in February.

With grade replacement, the grade you earned in your prior attempt will still appear on your transcript, but it will be replaced in your cumulative GPA and credit totals by the grade from your most recent attempt.

Please note: After Summer 2021, this retroactive processing will no longer occur. In Fall 2021 and all future semesters, you must apply for grade replacement by the posted deadline if you want to receive it.

If You Don't Want Grade Replacement

If you do not want us to apply grade replacement to the above course, reply to this email by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, June 2.

Without grade replacement, the grade and credits you earned in all attempts of the course will continue to be included in your cumulative GPA and credit totals.

If you have questions about your specific situation that weren't addressed here or on our grade replacement page, please email us at

Office of the Registrar | University of Colorado Boulder

303-492-6970 |