Published: Feb. 15, 2022

Who Received This Email?
This announcement was included in CU Boulder Today on Thursday, Feb. 17 in both the student edition and faculty/staff edition.

What is grade replacement?

If you previously earned a low grade (C- or lower for undergrads, C+ or lower for grad students) in an eligible course, you may repeat that course in a later semester in an attempt to improve your GPA.

The grade earned in the most recent prior attempt will still appear on your transcript, but it will be replaced in your cumulative GPA and credit totals with the grade earned in the current attempt. Grade replacement will be processed at the end of the semester, after final grades are posted.

Grades earned due to academic dishonesty aren’t eligible for grade replacement.

What’s new?

Beginning with the Spring 2022 semester, if you’re retaking an eligible course in which you earned a low grade, grade replacement will be applied automatically as long as that grade is the same or better. You no longer need to submit the grade replacement request form by the deadline. 

Other changes:

  • There are no longer credit limits on grade replacement.
  • Nondegree students enrolled in credit-bearing CU Boulder courses are now eligible too. (Law students are still not eligible.)

Learn more

Contact your advisor to discuss your options and visit the grade replacement webpage for more on eligibility requirements.