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Repetition of Courses

A student may not receive credit for a course that is a prerequisite for a course for which the student has already received credit. A student may not take cross listed courses and receive credit for both courses.

Repetition of Courses
Students may not take and receive credit for the same course twice, unless the entry in the Course Announcement states "may be repeated for credit". In rare cases, exceptions to this policy are considered under the following conditions: (1) the course content must be different; (2) the students obtain prior approval, using the Academic Petition Form, from the course's instructor and the course's department head.

This policy inherently prohibits a student from receiving duplicate credit for completing a RISD course that is a repeat of (or equivalent to) a course transferred from another institution, or for which credit has already been given as the result of an Advanced Placement examination. If such a case occurs, the transfer or Advanced Placement course credit will be excluded from the academic record. Students are cautioned against repeating courses without first consulting their academic advisor.

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