Policies Governing Duplicate Credit

The College will periodically adjust student records to eliminate any instance of duplicate credit. This is done to help students make a more accurate count of how many credits they have earned toward graduation.

Students may end up with duplicate credit in any of three ways:

  • By enrolling in and completing a course for which they have already been awarded external credit (via transfer, away, departmental, or advanced placement credit).
  • By enrolling in and completing a course that they have previously completed for credit (i.e. any grade from A+ through D, including P). See Retaking a course.
  • By enrolling in and completing both courses of a pair designated as equivalent by the department (e.g. MATH114 and MATH115).

Duplicate credits are resolved in the following ways:

  • For the first type in the above list, the external credit will be deleted.
  • For the second and third types of duplicate credit, the second instance of the course will be adjusted so that it does not contribute to the g.p.a. or to the student's total number of credits. It will, however, remain visible on the transcript.

These resolutions only apply for courses completed and passed. If a student fails or withdraws from a course, it is not considered a duplicate credit.

Ultimately, students are responsible for knowing the College's policies and being aware when they are registering for courses that could potentially represent duplicate credits.