Most courses offered in the College of Arts and Science may be repeated. If a course was failed the last time it was taken, credit is awarded when the course is repeated with a passing grade. Passed courses may be repeated only once; failed courses may be repeated any number times.
The most recent grade in a course replaces the previous grade in determining credit, computing the grade point average, and verifying the completion of degree requirements and progress toward the degree under the following conditions:
Courses taken in the College of Arts & Science may not be repeated elsewhere for grade replacement; nor may courses taken elsewhere be repeated in the College of Arts & Science for grade replacement.
No matter the outcome of the repeat, all grades earned are shown on the transcript. Students are cautioned that while repeating for grade replacement a course previously passed may improve their cumulative grade point average, it may also lead to a problem in meeting hours requirements.
It is the responsibility of the individual student to avoid duplication in whole or in part of the content of any course counting toward the degree. Such duplication may result in the withdrawal of credit.
In most instances, enrollment in a course similar to one already completed but with a different course number will result in the award of no credit for the second course. Such courses will have no effect on the grade point average. Information on cut credit/no credit can be found in the course descriptions of the Undergraduate Catalog.
In order to accommodate varying levels of progress, the Vanderbilt Math Department has divided its calculus coursework into two sequences (plus MATH 140). The courses in these sequences cover the same material but at different rates of speed, and therefore overlap in content and credit. This means that switching from one sequence to another may result in withdrawal of credit:
Students who earned math credit