Repeating Courses

The college recognizes the varied circumstances when a student requests to repeat a course, such as and not limited to the following: unacceptable grade for transfer, a required course for graduation or transfer, and possibly a need to raise a low grade point average for graduation. To understand how a repeat class could affect grade point average and overall transcript, the student should consult an academic advisor before enrolling in the same class for a second time.

If a student chooses to repeat a course he/she must submit a repeat class form to the records office. The new course must have the same number of credits as the original course. All enrolled courses will be listed on the student's transcript and none will be eliminated by future enrollments or course completions. Credit hours can only be earned once for any course. Any course beginning Fall Semester 1988 to the present can be repeated (no restrictions on the type of course or the previous grade), and only the highest grade will be used for computation of the grade point average. In the event of a duplicate grade being earned the most recent grade will be used in the computation of the grade point average. All repeat courses that are excluded from the grade point average will have an "E" printed after the grade to show it was excluded. All previous grades in a given will also appear on the student's transcript. Students should direct questions on repeating courses to an academic advisor, the Records Office, or the Counseling Office.

Academic Renewal

The Academic Renewal Policy allows former NJC students to apply for establishment of a new academic record.  A student may be granted a "Academic Renewal" only once, and if approved by the Academic Standards Committee and accepted by the student, the decision will be final.  Call 970-521-6608 for additional information and clarification on this procedure.


  1. A student who has an academic record with courses older than two (2) years from the current date is eligible for an Academic Renewal.
  2. A student must have all financial and deans' holds cleared before a request can be honored.
  3. Students can only apply for Academic Renewal once and it is not reversible.
  4. A student must have completed at least 6 credit hours with 2.00 grade point average prior to an application for Academic Renewal.


  1. A student must submit a letter of request to NJC Records Office for a Academic Renewal.
  2. The Records Office will check the student's transcript for eligibility and if eligible, forward the request of eligible students to the Chair of the Academic Standards Committee for review.
  3. The Academics Standards Committee will review and make recommendations for approval or denial prior to a semester pre-registration or registration period.
  4. The NJC Records Office, after a thorough review of the student's transcript, will identify and recommend the appropriate academic term to declare an Academic Renewal.
  5. The Records Office will compute a Academic Renewal GPA from the designated academic term and provide the student with an updated transcript.


  1. The student's transcript will reflect the entire academic record and no classes will be deleted or removed.  30 hours can be excluded from GPA
  2. Only grades earned after the Academic Renewal will be used to compute the new cumulative grade point average.
  3. Courses with a C grade or better prior to the Academic Renewal may be applied toward graduation requirements.
  4. Academic Renewal will not change Satisfactory Progress for Financial Aid eligibility and previous grades are subject to interpretation by specific Financial Aid Policy.