Repeat vs. Retake – What’s The Difference?
Retaking a course:
Refers to courses (for example, some courses in Fine Arts Studio), where a student can take a class more than once for credit because they will continue to learn new skills and techniques. Check with your academic advisor to find out if a course can be taken more than once for credit.
Repeating a course:
Refers to repeating an identical course in order to raise your grade. The last grade earned stands as final (even if it is lower than the first grade!) and replaces the initial credits earned. Check with your academic advisor for details on how repeating a course will affect your path to degree completion.