Repeating a course strictly to improve your GPA is not recommended. If you feel as if your grade does not reflect your true ability, doing well in a higher level course will likely impress prospective employers or graduate schools more than just repeating a class you have already passed with a C-. Students are NOT permitted to repeat courses in which a C grade or higher was earned. Of course, if you sincerely believe that you have not mastered the material, as is likely the case if you received a D+ or lower, then repeating the class may be a wise choice. If you have failed a required course then you must repeat it.
Students may only attempt a course 3 times per University Regulations. A W or WF does count toward this limit. When repeating a course, all attempts appear on a student’s transcript; however, it is the most recent attempt that is factored into a student’s cumulative GPA. If you fail the course in your most recent attempt, even if you passed it earlier, you will no longer receive credit for that course.
Before making this decision, you need to contact your Academic Advisor because it will impact your Plan of Study and potentially will delay graduation. See Course Repeat Policy.