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Course Repeats

Boise State University recently changed its policy on course repeats. All students should be aware of this policy (Policy #3190) and make sure that they understand how it impacts them.

Students who have repeated a course and still not passed are required to complete a “Request to Exceed Maximum Course Registration” form. This form requests approval by the student’s advisor, as well as the chair of the department offering the course. ME students will see Dr. Liz Godwin in place of their advisor.

The MBE Department will use the following criteria when evaluating a request to sign a “Request to Exceed Maximum Course Registration” form:

  • If you have accumulated six (6) or more grades below C- (including W) in degree-required MATH, CHEM, PHYS, ENGR, CS or ME courses during your academic career, your request to repeat a course will be denied and you will be encouraged to meet with an advisor to review your academic career options.
  • If you have accumulated fewer than six (6) grades below C- (including W) in degree-required MATH, CHEM, PHYS, ENGR, CS or ME courses during your academic career, you must initiate an “Academic Recovery Plan” as part of the approval process. This plan will be reviewed and signed by the Chair or designee.

Remember: Our goal is to help you be successful. If you find you are having trouble with courses, talk to your advisor to find out what resources are available to help you. Proactive work early on can prevent many problems later.

Still have questions about repeats? Please contact our advising staff at AdviseME@boisestate.edu or the Department Chair (dplumlee@boisestate.edu).