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Course Repeat Policy and Petition Process

Students may not register for a course more than two times. Students are considered registered for a course if they are enrolled after the end of the schedule adjustment period. Students may submit a petition through Academic Standards and Policy Administration for a third and final attempt of a course taken at UMBC or another institution. An attempt is defined as enrollment in a course, or its equivalent at another institution, in which the student has received a grade or an official withdraw was given. This includes credit by exam or if a student withdraws from the entire semester/session. Students should consult with their academic departments for additional restrictions or policies regarding repeated courses.

Please refer to the Course Repeat Student Checklist for details.


For purposes of a third and final attempt, students are required to secure tutoring support through a formal resource at UMBC such as the Academic Success Center, the Chemistry Tutorial Center, or the Biology Learning Center. In the event that formal tutoring support is not available at UMBC for a particular course [or] the request is to repeat the course at another institution, an alternate tutoring arrangement can be made.

To secure tutoring support and complete step four of the course repeat checklist, students must submit the below tutoring request form:

If you cannot see this form, please log into MyUMBC and open your UMBC mail.

If you have questions about whether we offer tutoring for your course, feel free to email us.

Math Readiness Assessment Process

Students repeating  100- and 200-level Math courses or 100- and 300-level Statistics courses must complete a Math Readiness Assessment.

In order to succeed in a Math course, you have to have a strong foundation.  We have worked with Math Faculty to pick out the most needed pre-requisite topics for each course.  You will then need to show that you have an understanding of that material but working through various problems.  This process does take a bit of time, but will help you prepare as you ready yourself to tackle the course for the third time.

To get started, please fill out the form below. This program is all online, so once you sign-up you should be able to start within one business day.

If you cannot see this form, please log into MyUMBC and open your UMBC mail.