Course Repeat Policy
The College of Engineering (CoE) has a strict policy on
how a course may be repeated for credit, and the School of Computing enforces this
policy for students pursuing the computer science degree.
Any course may be taken at most twice, and any grade, including a W, counts as an
attempt. Two unsuccessful attempts results in probation. See the full CoE policy for details.
Additionally, courses taken at the University of Utah may not be taken a second time at
For some cases in which a non-academic emergency has prevented a student from completing
a course successfully in two attempts, a third attempt may be accepted for credit
towards the computer science degree. To petition for such an exception, a student should
write a formal letter to the School of Computing Undergraduate Committee, ensuring that it
meets these requirements:
The letter must contain a concrete and detailed plan for success in a third and final
attempt, enumerating points of struggle from the previous attempts and what will be
done differently to overcome them.
The committee looks favorably on a plan that is proactive and makes good use of resources for success.
The letter must also contain a draft of the student's proposed schedule for each
week, including all classes and all commitments outside of class. The schedule should
demonstrate adequate time is being spent attending class, as well as doing assignments
and studying outside of class.
The letter should contain your name, University ID number, and the date.
To Petition: complete the following form: Third Attempt Request Form
Students who are found to be enrolled in a course for a third attempt without approval
may be removed after the start of classes or may find the course not considered toward