Third Repeat (Three Peat) Course Permission Form
The Third Repeat Permission petition is used ONLY to request permission to take a course for the THIRD time (Ws do not count as an attempt - please see the UMass Academic Regulations for more details). Submit your completed form to coeadvising [at] umass [dot] edu (coeadvising[at]umass[dot]edu) AFTER filling out this Google Form.
Please be sure to read instructions on using fillable PDF forms on the Engineering Forms and Regulations page.
Petitions for the following semester may be submitted once Course Registration is open for that semester (e.g., in November for Spring semester). To "three-peat" a course in a particular semester, the following deadlines MUST be adhered to:
- for Summer session One, last day of Spring courses
- for Summer session Two, last day of Summer session one courses
- for Fall semester, last day of Add/Drop
- for Spring semester, last day of Add/Drop
There must be extenuating circumstances to justify your request, e.g. severe illness, family emergency, etc. Students must provide documentation of circumstances with their request. Poor performance in two previous takings of a course will generally NOT be sufficient justification for a third attempt.
The COE Academic Dean's Advisory Committee will review all requests for course repetitions and will notify the student of the final decision. The COE Academic Dean's Advisory Committee meets once a week during Fall and Spring semesters, and on an as-needed basis in the Summer, to review requests. We make every effort to respond within 2 business days.
- Filing a course repeat petition does NOT necessarily mean you will be allowed to repeat the class.
- If approved, the Registrar's Office will enroll you in the class. You will not be able to enroll yourself.
- If you are planning to take the course for a third time at another institution, you must still request approval to take the course for a third time. You must also get the course you plan to take approved for transfer back to UMass Amherst, visit the Taking a Course at Another School page for more information.
- Repeating a course can have negative consequences. For example, if a passing grade of C-, D+ or D was received in the first enrollment, but a failing grade is received when the course is repeated, no credit would be earned for either attempt. Repeating a previously passed course may also have an effect on financial aid eligibility. Students considering repeating previously passed courses should also consult Financial Aid staff.