Grade Replacement

Undergraduate students may replace up to two (2) courses (maximum of 8 hours) for grade replacement. All grades earned will remain on transcript. However, the higher of the two grades will be used in calculation of the GPA.

General Information

  • Students must be registered in the course in order to be eligible for Grade Replacement. A student may need to request a Repeat Override in order to register.
  • Check the published Academic Calendar for deadlines related to Grade Replacement.
Steps for Requesting Grade Replacement
  • Log into MyCharlotte
  • Select Student Self Service
  • Select Grade Replacement in the Student Records section
  • Review the information displayed
  • Select on either the Cancel or Request
  • Check a box to confirm selection (a lecture-lab combination requires an additional confirmation for the lab)
  • Select the Submit
  • Status will update to “Pending Processing” (or “Pending Review” for topics courses) until a final grade is received
  • Students can modify their selection at any time before the deadline by following the same steps

Automatic Selection Criteria

Grade Replacement will automatically be applied for the first two courses repeated where the previous grade earned was a C or below including the additional criteria below:

  • Earliest registration, then
  • Highest credit hours, then
  • Lowest prior grades, then
  • Alpha by subject, then
  • Highest course number

Note: If a student repeats a course with a lab, the lecture-lab combination counts as one grade replacement. Topics courses must have the same title as the original topics course to be eligible for grade replacement.

Grade Replacement Policy

This policy applies to courses first taken in Fall 2007 and thereafter.

  1. All courses for which a grade of A, B, C, D, or F may be assigned are eligible for grade replacement under this policy. Grade replacements cannot be used on a course in which the student has withdrawn.
  2. The course to be replaced and the repeat course must have their grades assigned by UNC Charlotte.
  3. Students must register to retake the course. If credit was earned in the original attempt (grade of D or above), the student must first obtain a Repeat Course Override before registering.
  4. Grade Replacement will automatically be applied for the first two courses (maximum of 8 credit hours) repeated where the previous grade earned was a C or below.
  5. The student has until the withdrawal deadline for the term or half term to:
    • “Opt-Out” of using Grade Replacement or,
    • Apply grade replacement to a different course being repeated during the same term
    • Students who plan to withdraw from a selected grade-replacement course should cancel this grade replacement transaction before they withdraw from the course.
    • This will prevent the course withdrawal from consuming one of their two allotted grade replacements.
  6. Students enrolled in special topics classes for a grade replacement must enroll in the same topic for which they originally received the grade to be replaced. Topics courses will need to be reviewed and approved before Grade Replacement can be applied.
  7. A grade received owing to an admitted or adjudicated academic dishonesty violation is not eligible for Grade Replacement. This exception is not subject to appeal or academic petition.
  8. When the course being repeated is a course with an associated lab, the lecture and lab may be repeated concurrently and only consume one of the two allowable grade replacement requests if the requests are made simultaneously.
  9. Once Grade Replacement has been applied or after the student changes their Grade Replacement, an automated email will be sent confirming the change.