HUHS’s academic policy allows students the opportunity to repeat a course up to 2 times (maximum of 3 attempts per course). Repeated courses will be issued a grade of “R” and count as attempted credit hours toward the quantitative and maximum time frame Satisfactory Academic Progress standards. A grade of “R” does not count in qualitative determination of Satisfactory Academic Progress. Students that have not successfully passed the course by the 3rd attempt will be referred to the appropriate Dean and further actions will be determined on a case by case basis.

Federal financial aid regulations limit the number to times a student may repeat a course and receive federal financial aid for that course. There is no appeal process and the regulation cannot be overridden by HUHS.

If a student receives a “W” or an “F” in a course:

  • Students are allowed to repeat the same course and receive federal financial aid (assuming Satisfactory Academic Progress standards are met) until a “D-” grade or better is earned for the course.
  • Once a student has achieved a “D-” grade or better, the student can repeat the same course a second time and still receive federal financial aid.

If a student elects to take a repeat course a third time:

  • Once a “D-” grade or better has been earned, the course cannot be factored into federal financial aid enrollment eligibility.
  • This rule applies whether or not a student received federal financial aid in earlier enrollments of the course.

Once a repeated course can no longer be counted in the student’s enrollment for federal financial aid purposes:

  • The course cannot be factored into federal financial aid eligibility even if a student is required to retake a course to meet program GPA requirements.
  • Neither can the course be factored into federal financial aid eligibility when a student has a personal desire to receive an improved grade.