Course Exclusion Policy

A student may elect (with Dean approval) to have the grade and the credit earned, or attempted in the case of failure, for one course excluded from credit toward graduation and the GPA calculation (in major and cumulative). An excluded course, with the grade earned, will remain on the transcript and be designated as “E” or “Excluded from GPA.” Although an excluded course will not affect a student’s cumulative or in major GPA, the grade received and associated credit(s)/unit(s) will be calculated for GPA to determine graduation honors. An excluded course may not fulfill any requirement nor will it count toward credits/units needed for graduation. This may result in having to take additional courses to meet graduation requirements.

The Course Exclusion option may not be used for:

  • A First-Year Seminar course
  • A course taken during the last semester prior to graduation
  • A course with an Honor Council sanction that specifically states the Course Exclusion may not be used.

A student choosing to elect the Course Exclusion option must do so through the completion of a Course Exclusion form in the Office of the Registrar. Dean approval is required. A student may declare a course for exclusion after the grade for the course has been posted and no later than the last day of class of their final semester of enrollment at the University.  Click here to access the Course Exclusion Form.