Grade Replacement Opportunity (GRO)

Grade Replacement Opportunity (GRO) offers students the ability to replace grades of C, D, and E by repeating the course.  Only the grade from the repeat attempt will be used to calculate the grade point average. For details, see the undergraduate GRO policy in the catalog.  A separate policy exists for Law students; see the Law College dean's office for details.

Graduate, Medicine, and Pharmacy students are not eligible for GRO.



A new GRO tab has been added to UAccess Student Center for undergraduate students only. Students who wish to file a GRO will access this tab to submit a GRO request during the GRO filing period for each eligible course. The process is the same for both Regular Dated Classes and Dynamically Dated Classes.

GRO Request

GRO requests may now be submitted through UAccess Student during filing periods.  Please see GRO Filing Deadlines.

Steps for filing GRO Requests

  1. Register for the repeated course.
  2. Access the GRO tab in UAccess Student.
  3. Read and accept the GRO Policy terms.
  4. Complete the GRO request.

The following tutorial is available to guide students through the process.

Examples of why GRO requests will not be processed

  • You have already attempted 60 units at the University of Arizona.
  • The original course is still graded as Incomplete ("I").
  • The repeat course is not equivalent to the original course (e.g. titles and/or subtitles must match).
  • You have already completed the maximum of three courses under the GRO option.
  • You have exceeded the maximum of 10 semester hours allowed under the GRO option.
  • You have already received a bachelor's degree from the University of Arizona, thus, are ineligible for the GRO option.
  • The course was already repeated under GRO in a previous semester.

Separate policies exist for Law students. The dean of Law College can provide examples of why GRO request will not be processed.

Recalculation of cumulative GPA as result of GRO

As a result of GRO, a student's cumulative GPA is typically recalculated at the end of each terms' grade processing - this is when final grades are available.

See the Dates & Deadlines page for more information on when final grades are available for each term.