- Unless a restriction is stated in the Schedule of Classes, undergraduates may repeat a course only once. We recommend talking to your advisor before registering for a class you previously completed so that you understand all of the implications of repeating a class:
- If you are repeating a class that you took at UWM, only the higher of the two grades will be calculated into the student’s UWM grade point average (GPA) but both attempts will appear on the transcript.
- If you are repeating a class that you took elsewhere and transferred into UWM, the grade you earn will be calculated into your UWM GPA regardless if it is higher or lower than the grade previously earned. And both attempts will appear on the transcript.
- If you have already graduated and would like to return to UWM to repeat a class previously taken, you are starting a new academic record. Your record prior to graduation including the grade earned and your GPA are locked and cannot be altered. Taking the same class again does not count as a repeat and will not replace the grade previously earned.
- Repeats cannot occur in the same semester even if the class is offered again later in the semester. For example, a student cannot take a class that meets during the first part of summer term and then attempt to repeat it during the second part of summer term.
- Variable topic courses count as repeats only when the topic is identical. For example, taking “WGS 303 Feminist Activism and Movements: Indigenous Feminisms” and then repeating ““WGS 303 Feminist Activism and Movements: Indigenous Feminisms” counts as a repeat. Taking “Italian 145 Views of Italy: Italians and the Mafia” and then taking “Italian 145 Views of Italy: Multi-Racial Italy Today” does not count as a repeat.
Exceptions to the one-repeat rule
- If you already repeated a course prior to 1988, you may attempt one additional repeat.
- Transfer students who repeated a course at another university can attempt one additional repeat at UWM.
- Students can request permission to attempt a second repeat:
- If the course you wish to repeat a second time is from the Lubar College of Business, contact the Lubar College advising office. See an advisor in Lubar N297, call (414) 229-5271 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- If the course you wish to repeat a second time is in the College of Letters & Science, use the chart below to identify who to contact. (Third repeats of Communication and Math classes may be considered. See chart below for information.)
- If the course you wish to repeat a second time is not in the Lubar College of Business or the College of Letters & Science (all other courses), contact your advisor or the advising office for your school or college.
Financial Aid impact when exceptions are made
If you receive permission to enroll in a second repeat and you have already passed the class once, your eligibility for federal financial aid will change. For example, if you took a class and received an “F”, repeated it and received a “D”, and would like to repeat it again to try to earn a “C”, your financial aid may be impacted. Consult a financial aid advisor to determine how your financial aid package may have to be reduced.
Who to contact to request a second repeat of a Letters & Science course
|Department/Program||Courses||Contact Name||Contact Phone||Contact Email / Web|
|African & African Diaspora Studies||All||Kent Reddingemail@example.com|
|Ancient and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (includes Arabic, Chinese, Classics, German, Greek, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Polish, Russian)||All||Andrew Porter||(414) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|American Indian Studies||All||Mark Freelandemail@example.com|
|Anthropology||All||Thomas Malaby||(414) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Art History||All||Tanya Tiffanyemail@example.com|
|Biological Sciences||All||Visit Office in Lapham #S181||(414) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Comparative Ethnic Studies (includes Hmong Studies)||All||Joe Walzeremail@example.com|
|Chemistry & Biochemistry||All||Visit Office in Chemistry 114||(414) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Communication||COMMUN 101, 103, and 105||If you wish to repeat a second time, contact your advisor. If you are requesting a third repeat or beyond, contact the communication department's Undergraduate Program Director Professor Leslie Harris.||https://paws.uwm.edu/signin.html to find your advisor |
|Communication||All other courses||Visit Communication office in Johnston 210||(414) email@example.com|
|Conservation and Environmental Sciences||All||Chris Youngfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|English||ENGLISH 100, 101 and 102||Nita McDanielemail@example.com|
|English||All other courses||Michael Newmanfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Film Studies||All||Jocelyn Szczepaniak-Gilleceemail@example.com|
|Global Studies (includes Comparative Literature, French, Italian)||All||Kristin Pittfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Journalism, Advertising and Media Studies||All||(414) email@example.com|
|Math||All||If you wish to repeat a second time, contact your advisor. If you are requesting a third repeat or beyond, contact the math department.||https://paws.uwm.edu/signin.html to find your advisor |
|Physics||All||Complete PDF Form and then email it to firstname.lastname@example.org||PDF Form|
|Political Science||All||Sara Pashakemail@example.com|
|Psychology||All||Complete required Form.||Psychology Form|
|Public and Nonprofit Administration||All||Doug Irhke||(414) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Spanish & Portuguese||SPANISH 103, 104, 203 and 204||Visit Office in Curtin 733||(414) email@example.com|
|Spanish & Portuguese||300 to 500 level||Visit Office in Curtin 733||(414) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Spanish & Portuguese||All other courses||Visit Office in Curtin 733||(414) email@example.com|
|Translation and Interpreting||Allfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Urban Studies||All||Joel Rast||(414) email@example.com|
|Women’s and Gender Studies||All||Xin Huangfirstname.lastname@example.org|