Grade Forgiveness Information for Students

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.

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

To use Grade Forgiveness students should enroll in the course they intend to repeat and submit the Grade Forgiveness Petition Form by the 4th Friday of the course.

If you have questions about this information and how it relates to your specific situation, please contact your advisor.