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Retaking a Failed Course at UW-Madison
Students who earned a grade of "F" may repeat the failed course in residence. The original grade of "F" remains permanently on a student's record and is averaged in the semester and overall GPA. The failure will be counted as zero grade points per credit in computing the GPA. When a student repeats the failed course, the course will appear on the student's transcript twice with the original grade of "F" recorded and the new grade also recorded. Both grades will be counted in determining all applicable quality of work requirements. Multiple failures in the same course all count in the GPA and will appear on a student's permanent records. Thus, repeating a failed course will not remove the failure from the student's record or from GPA calculations.
The following section concerns failures, failing a course, and counting failed courses in a student's GPA.
A course failed in residence at UW-Madison may be repeated for credit at any other educational institution. However, the new grade earned out of residence will not have an impact on the student's UW-Madison GPA.