Academic Policies & Procedures


Grade Replacment Policy: Extended X

Extended X Policy: Policy and Procedure on Course Reenrollment and Recalculation of Student Grade Point Average

Any undergraduate student may retake a course for which he or she received a grade below A. Upon completion of the retaken course, the GPA for a student applying this option will be adjusted to exclude the grade for the replaced course. A student may exercise this option for no more than three courses, totaling no more than 10 credits. A student may use this option only once for a given course. A student must apply this option before the student's degree is certified.

The student must submit a completed, signed Extended X Request Form to the School of Public Health - Bloomington records office in SPH 115. Students are responsible for obtaining, completing, and submitting the extended X request form. Extended X grade replacements will not be processed unless the student submits the completed, signed form. Students admitted to the School of Public Health - Bloomington may obtain, complete, and submit an extended X form in the School of Public Health - Bloomington Records Office, SPH 115.

Additional Restrictions:

  • The following grades cannot be replaced under this policy: S, P, W, I, R, and NC (no credit).
  • A student may not replace a grade with a second grade of W, I, R, or NC.
  • Topics courses are not eligible for replacement under this policy unless the retaken course is identical in content to the replaced course.
  • A student may not request reversal after asking for and applying the GPA exclusion.

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