Graduate students may be allowed to retake a course with departmental or program permission. The department has the authority to refuse the student's request and will not feel obligated to grant permission after the fact, if the student has enrolled on the assumption that the R will be granted automatically.
If permission to retake a course is granted, both registrations will show on the transcript. The grade in the first enrollment will always be replaced by the symbol R regardless of whether or not it is lower or equal to the original grade. The grade and units in the second enrollment will be used to calculate the GPA. The grade in the first enrollment will not be replaced with an R until the second enrollment is completed and the second grade has posted.
No student may use the retake option to replace a grade received as a sanction for violation of the Academic Integrity Policy. The R option may be invoked only once per course and the course must be retaken for the same grade option as the course originally was taken.