About the Policy

Under the grade replacement policy, degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students (law and nondegree students are not eligible) may retake a CU Boulder course in which they earned a low grade in an attempt to improve their cumulative GPA.

The grade the student earned in their most recent prior attempt will still be included on the transcript and in their total attempted units, but will be removed and replaced by the latest grade in their cumulative GPA and total earned units.

There are slightly different eligibility criteria for undergraduate and graduate students: 

  • Undergraduate students must have earned a C- or lower in their previous attempt and may not exceed the total grade replacement credit limit of 10 hours in their academic career.
  • Graduate students must have earned a C+ or lower in their previous attempt and may not exceed the total grade replacement credit limit of 6 hours in their academic career.

To retake a course for grade replacement, the student must register for the class and submit a grade replacement request form before the published deadline. For our student-facing information, see Retake a Course for Grade Replacement.