College of Business {College of Business}

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Undergraduate Students : Academic Policies

SF State implements Course Repeat policy—Fall 2008

The University has approved a new course repeat policy that may affect your future enrollment.

A student may not enroll more than twice in courses that they have taken through the regular university. This policy applies to courses taken in the fall 2008 semester or later.

The new course repeat policy is intended to balance unfettered and equitable access to SF State resources. It also promotes careful planning of academic schedules, facilitates student advising at pivotal academic points, and increases enrollment opportunities for all students.

What does this means when I add a class that is not repeatable for credit?

For a class that you've already taken once, you may add that class one more time, but only if you received a grade of "C-" or lower (including a grade of No Credit) the first time you took the class. Even if you withdraw from a class, you will only be allowed to enroll one more time.

Starting in summer 2009, the University automatically checks your student record and informs you that you are not eligible to add a class because of the repeat policy. 

College of Business implements important changes—Updated Summer 2009

  1. Core business courses cannot be taken more than two times—Each time you receive a letter grade, or W, WU, I, CR, NC, AU, or RD, it counts toward your total of two times. This means you must be sure to drop classes yourself. Do not count on the instructor to drop you even if s/he tells you that you cannot take the class. If you have taken a class more than two times, you will be blocked from registering for that class in Gator Reg. Visit BUS 112 for advising.
  2. You must earn a grade of at least C- in a core business course that is being used as a prerequisite for another core business course. This means you must earn a C- or better in the following core courses: ACCT 100, ACCT 101, DS 212, ECON 102, FIN 350, BUS 300, ISYS 363 (or ACCT 307), MGMT 405, DS 412, and MKTG 431. If you received a grade of D+, D, or D- in any core course before Spring 2005, that class is excepmt from this rule.
  3. All college communication, including student policies and schedule changes, is emailed to your SF State email account. It is your responsibility to check it regularly and/or forward email from this account to your preferred email address.

These changes have been made by the faculty in order to ensure classes are available for qualified students, which will help hard-working students graduate more quickly.

Contact Us

Business majors may contact the College of Business Student Services Center to receive advising by:

  • email:
  • phone: (415) 405-3531
  • in-person: BUS 112, Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. - noon, 1 - 5 p.m.
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