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QUESTION: Does anyone know what happens if you fail a same course twice? (I am in engineering)

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  1. You get a Required to Withdraw from Engineering. If that happens to you and have (can make up) a good reason, you can petition it. It makes no sense to waste your whole degree for one course.

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  2. Get a tutor - Tutorconnect, Kijiji, SLC Notice board

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    1. I don't understand why people get tutors for university courses, every course has TAs/IAs with office hours, take advantage of them - you already pay for tuition. Or make an appointment through email, many are very willing to help out. It's their job.

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    2. 2a makes a good point but some TAs are useless or impatient. In my experience, tutors are more flexible with their time too. If my TA or prof was not helpful I found a tutor to help me out.

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  3. From this site https://ece.uwaterloo.ca/Undergrad/Academics/Program/Promotion/FailedRequiredToWithdraw/ ECE will penalize you on your third attempt for the credit, including retaking the exam. I can't find any similar page for other departments.

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  4. I failed a course twice, and I had to submit a petition to take it a third time.
    I'm in science though.

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  5. Phys 115 exam huh?

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  6. When this happened to a friend she took a real hard look at her program and decided that she could fulfill her interests by switching into a different program. She went from engineering to science. I'm not suggesting science is easier than engineering, but she was happy that she was able to take a critical look at her time at UW and make the changes she needed to be successful.

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