If I repeat a course, how is my GPA calculated for approval into a BPK major program?
For courses that are used towards approval into a BPK program, if one or more courses have been duplicated (repeated), currently the higher grade from all course attempts at SFU will be used in calculating the BPK Approval GPA. If you have any questions about this process, please contact the BPK Advisor.
In calculating a student's overall cumulative grade point average (CGPA) on your transcript, the University uses the higher grade in the course when repeated.
Does SFU limit the total number of course repeats a student can do?
A student can only repeat a particular course once at SFU. The total number of courses which a student can repeat is limited to 5. The Department of Biomedical Physiology & Kinesiology is strict about upholding these limits.
In the Department of Biomedical Physiology & Kinesiology you can only take a class two times. There can be no third attempt to take any class.
If you received a poor or incomplete grade due to extenuating circumstances beyond your control (e.g. illness), you may be able to appeal to be withdrawn under extenuating circumstances - the procedures are outlined here. If you are permitted to 'withdraw' from a class, even after receiving your grade, then that class will not count against your two permitted attempts.
Students attempting a course for the first time shall be given the opportunity to register prior to any students who are presently registered in the course or who have passed the course with a C- or better.
Students should see an advisor if they need to re-take a course.