Course Repeat Policy

The Department of Journalism, Advertising, and Media Studies follows the repeat policies of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the College of Letters & Science. The College’s policy reads as follows:

“Repeats of any L&S courses beyond one repeat (the second take of a course) require approval of the academic department offering the course.” (Link)

In the Department of Journalism, Advertising, and Media Studies, the Undergraduate Committee has the authority for giving or denying such permission to take a course for a third time. Any student who wishes to seek permission to take a course for a third time must write a letter of appeal to the Undergraduate Committee. The letter should clearly state the exceptional circumstances that prevented the student from performing well enough in the course during previous attempts. The student must also include an unofficial transcript of the student’s record at UWM.

In making its decision, the Undergraduate Committee will take into account the student’s explanation of exceptional circumstances, as well as the student’s academic history.

One paper copy of the letter and transcript should be submitted to the JAMS Main Office, Bolton Hall 510B.