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Policy Changes

2 registration policies have changed effective with the Fall 2017 semester.



Repeating of Courses

A student may repeat a course only twice --  a total of three attempts.  Withdrawal from a course counts as an attempt (effective Fall 2017).

If a course is repeated the final grade received upon repetition of the course is counted in the cumulative average.  Only the most recent grade and the credit associated with that course and grade counts towards degree requirements.  The original grade and associated credit hours received will be excluded from the cumulative average and degree requirements.

A grade that was originally received in a course may not be changed by repeating the course under the pass-fail option.

Students repeating a course that has been graded C or better may not overload (greater than eighteen credits) during that term.

For deletion of a grade from the cumulative average after repeating a course, a student must repeat the identical course with a final grade at Lehigh.

All instances of repeated courses are displayed on the student's academic transcript regardless of repeated status.  Students are responsible for determining any academic or financial implications for repeating courses.



Course Withdrawal

A student dropping a course within the first ten days of the semester (three days for summer sessions) will have no record of the course on the transcript. A student dropping all courses for which he or she is registered is considered to be withdrawn from the university.

A student who withdraws from a course with the approval of his/her advisor and section instructor after the tenth day of instruction and before the end of the eleventh week of instruction will have a grade of “W” assigned to the course.

An Add/Drop form signed by the student’s advisor must be submitted to Registration & Academic Services before the deadlines noted above to be official. No course may be dropped after the eleventh week of classes during a term as noted on the University Calendar.