Some students may require more time to demonstrate mastery than one subscription period allows. Unless otherwise stated in the syllabus, you may repeat assessments within a course one time. In other words, two attempts to successfully demonstrate mastery of any given assessment are allowed. Similarly, you may re-enroll in a course only once, or use two full subscription periods to demonstrate mastery of a course. Tuition is a flat rate per subscription period, regardless of the courses you are enrolled in or if you had previously attempted a course.
At the conclusion of each subscription period, a letter grade is assigned to reflect your level of mastery in each course. In addition to traditional letter grades of A – F, you may see a grade of PR. The PR grade may be given to a student who has shown progress in mastering one or several competencies within a given course, but who may not have attempted all assessments. If no assessments are passed/submitted, students will fail the associated course.
If a course is repeated at UW-Milwaukee, only the higher of the two grades will be calculated into the grade point average (GPA). All attempts and the resulting grades will appear on your transcript.
A “PR” grade earned in a course will count as one attempt, but will not be calculated into a grade point average. Should you re-enroll in your course, a grade will be assigned for the second attempt, and this grade and credit value will be used in the calculation of a GPA. You can view this page to learn more about mastery, grades, and grade point average.
Additional information on repeat policies and grading scales is also found in each course syllabus, and in many cases, within the assessment descriptions themselves.
There may be rare situations in which you would like to request that an exception be made to the repeat policy to allow for a third enrollment in a course. This might include an unexpected life circumstance or illness that prevented you from completing the course, unusual technical difficulties beyond your control that resulted in significant problem accessing content or completing as assessment, or other hardship. Your Success Coach can provide guidance in determining an appropriate course of action if you feel that a third attempt at an assessment or course is warranted.