Restricted Credit: Duplication of Credit and Course Repeats

The following provides additional information regarding the most common reasons a student may receive a Restricted Credit Warning. Please note, the Office of the University Registrar is not able to cover every duplication/repeat warning issued in this section and you are encouraged to review the UC Davis General Catalog for additional information if your specific scenario is not listed below.

Duplication of Credit

Students enrolling in courses with similar or overlapping content may have credit restriction warnings to prevent duplication of credit. In these instances, a student who has successfully completed one course (or multiple courses) may receive reduced or no credit for the other course. For information about possible duplication of credit for a specific course, please check the course description for that course in the UC Davis General Catalog. Please note the Office of the University Registrar is not currently able to generate credit restriction warnings for duplication of AP and/or transfer credit.

One example of a duplication of credit restriction is listed below:

RESTRICTED CREDIT WARNING: Your enrollment in the below course(s) may have credit restrictions due to duplication of credit or course repeat limitations. For more information about the UC Davis duplication of credit and course repeat restrictions, see the Office of the University Registrar Restricted Credit web page. Note: This restricted credit warning message is for informational purposes only and will NOT affect your ability to register for the course(s).

79795 MAT 021A A01 Duplication of Credit Prior Course: MAT 016A Fall Quarter 2008

In this example, per the course description for Mathematics 021A in the UC Davis General Catalog, only two units of credit will be awarded for Mathematics 021A as a result of content overlap with a previously completed Mathematics 016A course.

Course Repeats

Students re-enrolling into a previously taken course may have credit restriction warnings to prevent possible course repeat limitations. Undergraduate students may repeat courses in which they received a D, F, or NP. Graduate students may repeat courses in which they received a C, D, F, or U with the consent of the appropriate graduate adviser and the dean of Graduate Studies. Degree credit for a repeated course will only be granted once; however, the grades assigned each time the course is taken will appear on the student’s official transcript.

Below is an example of one type of Repeat Warning:

RESTRICTED CREDIT WARNING: Your enrollment in the below course(s) may have credit restrictions due to duplication of credit or course repeat limitations. For more information about the UC Davis duplication of credit and course repeat restrictions, see the Office of the University Registrar Restricted Credit web page. Note: This restricted credit warning message is for informational purposes only and will NOT affect your ability to register for the course(s).

31952 MUS 010 A01 Repeat Repeat of course with possible passing grade

Please note that although only one credit restriction warning is displayed, multiple course repeat limitations may exist for a single course. The following is a list of common course repeat restrictions that you may encounter. For more information about repeat limitations, please see the Grades section of the UC Davis General Catalog.

Repeat: Illegal repeat of course with ‘I’ grade

Enrollment into a course for which you have a pending Incomplete 'I' grade—you may not re-enroll in a course if you have an unresolved Incomplete ‘I’ grade for that course. Schedule Builder will prevent undergraduate students from re-enrolling in a course with an unresolved ‘I’ grade.

To remove the Incomplete from your records, see the Incomplete Grades web page. If the Incomplete grade remains on your record because work has not been completed within three calendar years in which you were not in academic residence, please contact the Office of the University Registrar.

Repeat: Illegal repeat of course with ‘No Grade’

Enrollment into a course for which you have a pending ‘No Grade’ (NG)—you may not re-enroll in a course if you have an unresolved ‘No Grade’ for that course. For information regarding the removal of the NG from your records, see the No Grade web page.

Repeat: Repeat of previous passing graded course

No credit may be granted to students repeating a course, or its equivalent, for which you previously received a passing grade.

For undergraduate students, a passing grade for repeat purposes is a ‘C-‘ or better for letter-graded courses, a ‘P’ grade for pass/no pass graded courses, and an ‘IP’ for deferred graded courses. For graduate students, it is a ‘B-‘ or better for letter-graded courses and an ‘S’ grade for S/U graded courses.

Effective Fall 2012, undergraduate students will not be able to re-enroll in courses with a passing grade. If the enrollment was before grades were assigned, they may be dropped from the course after grade processing for a previous term.

Repeat: Repeat of course with possible passing grade

Repeating a course with a passing grade is not allowed. For undergraduate students, a passing grade for repeat purposes is a ‘C-‘ or better for letter-graded courses, a ‘P’ grade for pass/no pass graded courses, and an ‘IP’ for deferred graded courses. For graduate students, it is a ‘B-‘ or better for letter-graded courses and an ‘S’ grade for S/U graded courses. You are re-enrolling in a course for which no grade has been assigned. Effective Fall 2012, undergraduates may be dropped from the course if they receive a passing grade once grades have been processed for a previous term.

Repeat: Course repeated for two or more times

Repeating a course more than once requires approval of the Dean’s office of your college. If approved, your repeat petition will be forwarded to the Office of the University Registrar and processed after the end of the term during the grading process.

If you have not obtained approval for this repeat, please contact your Dean’s office advisor.

Effective Fall 2012, undergraduate students must obtain approval from their Dean’s office before they can enroll in a course that they will be repeating more than once.

Repeat: Illegal P/NP repeat of previous letter-graded course

Courses in which a student received a letter grade may not be repeated on a P/NP grading basis. Please ensure the grade mode you have selected reflects letter grading.

Effective Fall 2012, undergraduate students may not change the grading basis of a repeating course to pass/not passed for which you previously received a letter grade.

Repeat: Illegal S/U repeat of previous letter-graded course

Courses in which a student received a letter grade may not be repeated on a S/U grading basis. Please ensure the grade mode you have selected reflects letter grading.

Repeat: Exceeded catalog limit for repeatable units/times allowed

Some courses may have restrictions on the number of units or times they are repeatable. If a course is approved to be repeated for credit, the description of the course in the General Catalog will state the restrictions for repeating the course.

Multiple Restrictions

In some instances, a course may display a Multiple Restrictions warning when there is possible duplication of credit and repeat limitations:

RESTRICTED CREDIT WARNING: Your enrollment in the below course(s) may have credit restrictions due to duplication of credit or course repeat limitations. For more information about the UC Davis duplication of credit and course repeat restrictions, see the Office of the University Registrar Restricted Credit web page. Note: This restricted credit warning message is for informational purpose only and will NOT affect your ability to register for the course(s).

79772 MAT      016A    002      Multiple Restrictions Possible duplication of credit and repeat restrictions

A review of your academic record after the end of the term will be needed to determine which credit restriction will apply.