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Grade Forgiveness

Under Ohio State's general course repeatability rule, students can, with permission from their college, repeat a course they have already taken. Both grades will remain on the transcript and be counted in calculating grade-point average. Only the credit hours for one attempt will be counted toward the total hours required for your degree.

However, the Grade Forgiveness Rule allows undergraduate students to petition to repeat up to three courses under a different arrangement: the grade in the repeated course will permanently replace the original grade for the course in the calculation of the student's cumulative GPA.

  • Only a first repeat can be used this way; all other repeats of the same course will be included under the general course repeatability rule
  • The original grade will remain on the student's transcript and some graduate/professional school admission processes will re-calculate the student's GPA to include the original grade
  • The original grade will not be removed from the student's GPA until after the final drop deadline for the term has passed (after the 10th Friday for full-term courses)

To use Grade Forgiveness students must 1) Enroll in the course they intend to repeat, and 2) Submit the online Grade Forgiveness Petition Form by the 10th Friday of that course.

Grade Forgiveness Form