Hunan University International Summer Session Program

Course Repeat Policy

The university has established the following policy for international students regarding the repeating of courses.

You may repeat up to four different courses taken at HNU, regardless of the original grade earned in these courses. Please review the Course Sequencing Policy for additional information. You may repeat a course only once.

If you choose to repeat a course, both grades for the course will be posted on your transcript but only the second grade will be counted toward your grade point average and you will only receive credit for the second course. The first course will be noted on your transcript as an “excluded repeat”.

The course repeated must be identical to the first course taken (same department, same course number and title, same number of credits).

You may not repeat a course after graduation.


Certain courses (such as Special Topics and Independent Study courses, among others) are designated as “repeatable for credit”. A grade earned in such a course cannot be replaced by a grade from a later retake of the course. This means that each grade will count toward the student’s cumulative average, and each time the student passes such a course s/he will earn credits.

Certain colleges and/or majors may have additional limitations on which or how many courses may be retaken. Students are advised to check with the major departments before repeating any course.

Please Be Aware That:

Repeating a previously passed course may affect your financial aid. You should consult with your advisor if you are considering repeating a course that you have previously passed.

It is your responsibility to be aware of the course repeat policy. Although HNU will not prohibit you from registering for an illegal repeat, any illegal repeats will be removed from your transcript.

ou may lose credit if you take courses out of sequence. Please review Course Sequencing Policy if you are considering repeating a course that is part of a sequence.

If you have a previous bachelor’s degree from HNU, you may not repeat any courses that were part of your first undergraduate degree.

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Course Repeat Policy

Q: I've withdrawn from a course. If I retake this course will it count as one of the four times I am allowed to repeat courses?

A: No

Q: I've taken FREN 201 and FREN 211. Can I repeat FREN 211 for a better grade?

A:No. Courses that are part of a true sequence cannot be repeated out of sequence. information. If you have studied the prerequisite course, please submit an evidence if you want to take a higher-level course.

Q: I've already repeated four courses in my career at WHUT . I have to repeat another course to get accepted into a particular major. What can I do?

A: Exceptions to the course repetition policy can only be granted by the International Summer Session Office. Please complete the Repeat Waiver Request Form and follow the instructions.

Q: What if I need to repeat a class for my major and I have already repeated four classes?

A: Exceptions to the course repetition policy can only be granted by International Summer Session Office. Please complete the Repeat Waiver Request Form and follow the instructions.

Q: What happens if I repeat more than four courses?

A: If you repeat more than four courses without permission, those illegal repeat courses will not appear on your transcript, nor will you receive credit. You are still financially obligated to pay for any such courses.

Q: Does a course I take at the university for which I have equivalent transfer credit constitute a repeat?

A: No. Because the course you are repeating was transferred from another institution, taking the course does not qualify as one of the four official repeats. The consequence of taking the course, however, is that you will lose your transfer credit.

Q: How are cross-listed courses evaluated in the repeat process?

A: Cross-listed courses are equivalent courses.

Q: Who can I speak with about repeating a class?

A: You should always check with your advisor and the registrar’s office before repeating a