Grade Replacement Opportunity (GRO)
Restrictions to the GRO Policy in the form of 2 amendments will apply to all students, regardless of Catalog,
effective with the GRO filing dates for Fall 2011. Please see the updated policy in the
Revised 08/19/09: Section 10 of policy for undergraduate students updated to clarify language
regarding application of course units to a degree program.
Note 1/26/10: Before applying for GRO, please read "The Truth about GRO"
Graduate students may retake up to 10 units of coursework or three courses,
whichever comes first, in which they received a grade of C or below. Approval by
the course instructor, Major Professor and Department Head are required. The
original grade will remain on the student's transcript but will not count toward
the student's GPA. The student must notify the Graduate College that they intend
to retake a course under the Grade Replacement Option (GRO) by completing the
GRO approval form. The form must be received at the Graduate College before
the deadline date in effect for the semester in which the course will be
retaken. GRO filing deadlines can be found at
http://www.registrar.arizona.edu/gro/deadlines.htm. GROs cannot be done
- Undergraduates who have not received a bachelor’s
degree from this University may repeat under the
Grade Replacement Opportunity (GRO), only once, certain courses in which
they received grades of C, D, or E.
- The repeat GRO attempt department, course number, and grading type must be
identical to the first attempt.
- The use of GRO for Tier Two courses is
limited to courses with the same title and course number. GRO of
Tier One courses will be limited to courses with the same title and
subtitle, as well as the same course number.
- The use of GRO to replace UA main campus courses with UA South
courses or vice versa, is limited to courses with a corresponding
course prefix (e.g., ANTH-UA main prefix, and ANTV-UA South prefix),
the same course number and title, and which have been determined to
be equivalent as indicated in the Catalog course description.
- "Credit by Exam", "Grade by Exam", "Individual Studies" courses,
"Correspondence" courses, and "Pass/Fail" courses cannot be taken under GRO.
Individual Studies is defined as courses with numbers ending in 91 (Preceptorship), 92 (directed research),
93 (internship), 94 (practicum), and 99 (independent study).
- A total of 3 courses, not to exceed a maximum of 10 semester hours, may
be repeated under GRO.
- A GRO repeated course grade
will replace only one previous grade. (Example: if a
course has been graded more than once, the GRO
repeated course grade will
replace only one of the graded courses.)
- Students must file a
request form in the Office of the Registrar, Administration Building, Room 210.
The request form is available only during GRO filing periods. See the exact
GRO Filing Deadlines
- The repeated attempt under
GRO is the grade used in the
calculation of the grade-point-average (GPA), even if lower than the first
attempt, except in the case of #8 below. Both grades earned in the first
and the GRO repeat attempts will remain on the academic record. If a student
passes the first attempt, but fails the repeat attempt, the failing grade
is calculated in the grade-point-average; however the units earned in the
first attempt may be applied toward degree requirements.
- GRO repeat attempt grades of O, W, WP,
WF, WO or XO will count as attempts, but will not
replace the grade in the first attempt.
- When the final grade for the GRO repeat attempt has been processed in the
Office of the Registrar, the cumulative grade-point-average will be adjusted.
Grades of I, K, and Y are not final grades.
- Total earned units (i.e., term and cumulative units) will
not be affected by GRO, but only the units for one attempt of a GRO-repeated course will be applied toward a degree program.
- University, college or department policies or certain circumstances may limit the option to use the Grade Replacement
Opportunity. Neither the department nor the Office of the Registrar is responsible for the loss of this opportunity
due to changes in course offerings, such as course cancellation, unit change, time change, etc.
- After filing the GRO form, it becomes the
to notify the
Office of the Registrar, Administration Bldg. Rm. 210, of ANY
CHANGE that may affect the
registration in the course being repeated.