Degree Audits: Beware the Failed Course

Did you know that if a student takes a course more than once in the attempt to improve his/her grade and fails, the Registrar uses the most recent grade when calculating GPA and when looking at fulfilling graduation requirements?

A recent degree audit for a Health Science student who had taken BIO 215 many times revealed this problem when the student submitted her application for graduation. Though she had passed the course several times, on her last attempt she failed the course. The BIO 215 that she did pass was mistakenly counted in the initial degree audit. A graduation waiver had to be filed for the student in order for her to graduate.

When completing a degree audit, beware the failed course!