Second Attempt for Credit

Students may repeat a specific passed course only once, regardless of the grade earned. Students (both degree and non-degree) may only repeat any course in which they have already obtained credit (i.e., a mark of 50% or higher or CR) under the following conditions:

  1. When students need to achieve a higher grade in a course for entry to a limited-enrolment program;
  2. When students need to achieve a minimum grade in a course to satisfy a course prerequisite;
  3. When students need to demonstrate a level of performance for an external credential or future graduate study.

Both the original and the repeated course will appear on the student’s academic record. The repeated course will be designated “extra” (will not be included in GPA calculations or in the degree credit count) unless the student designates it as a Second Attempt for Credit (see below). If the student chooses the Second Attempt for Credit option, the first attempt will be designated “extra.”

Students who wish to repeat a course under these circumstances should obtain appropriate advising in the Office of the Registrar prior to submitting their request. Eligible students may enrol provided there is space available and only after other degree students have had an opportunity to enrol.

Request to Enrol in a Repeated Course

Second Attempt for Credit

Under the standard policy of repeating passed courses, the repeated course will be designated as “extra” and will not be included in the GPA calculation or in the degree credit count.

Degree students can use the Second Attempt for Credit (SAC) option for up to a maximum of 1.0 repeated credits. By opting into this, the first attempt will be designated as an “extra”, and the second attempt will count for degree credit and in the GPA calculation. Approved requests will result in the first attempt being marked as extra, and a recalculation of the CGPA to account for this change to your academic record. Please note that academic standing for previous sessions will not be reassessed.

The Second Attempt for Credit option is restricted to U of T Mississauga degree students who have been approved to repeat a previously passed course (using the Course Enrolment Exception Form) but is not restricted as to year, level of course, or campus. 

In courses with a final exam, the SAC option must be requested no later than the last day of classes in the term in which the course was offered. In courses with no final exam, the deadline to request SAC is before the date of the final test or the due date of the final assignment.

Deadlines and Processing Times

F coursesSeptember 20, 2023 - December 5, 2023
Y courses September 20, 2023 - April 5, 2024
S coursesJanuary 22, 2024 - April 5, 2024

You can request or cancel an existing request while the request period is open. For this reason, requests will be processed only after the request period has passed.

Submit/Cancel Second Attempt for Credit